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The unique design of these brackets enables you to quickly rotate your SLR camera from a horizontal to vertical position at a moments notice, while still keeping your flash above the camera. The flash can be centred above the lens for both horizontal and vertical position. Features an aluminium construction with a comfortable foam grip, a fold-in leg for standing and a thread for tripod mounting. Included in the kit are the AT camera anti-twist bar, to prevent rotation of the camera body,and the CN-JR anti-twist mount for an off camera cord.
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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
from South Coast UK
Comments about Custom Brackets CB Junior Kit:
It sort of does the job, but its bulk and shape makes it unusable for portable use, and in a studio there are better techniques. Ended up buying a simple extension bracket which I do use.Make it foldable and it would be useful!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Does the job...
from East Yorkshire, UK
I bought this for my first Pro Wedding after extensive research and bought the kit option, as I wasn't entirely sure what i'd need - the extras are confusing even on the Custom Brackets website. It is for my Nikon D300 and SB600 Speedlite.I use my speedlite in my D300's commander mode to save on wire but it turns out [WARNING} you get no flash mounting plate with this kit. You get the anti twist camera plate (which doesn't really work that well as the lip is small and cork base keeps it from twisting anyway) and anti twist cable plate (not needed by me). The flash mount is £15.80ish so having realised my mistake, I just bought some 1/4" washers and used my Nikon Speedlite tripod mount to construct my own flash mount! Ingenius and money saving! Now it does come loose quite a bit so needs tightening, which the real thing wouldn't but I've spent too much already! So thats my money saving tip.I have found in real world use, That the whole thing is well made as is the grip but it stands to the right of my camera and it gets in the way of my hand and feels a little unbalanced; also it assumes you will hold your camera in portrait mode with shutter at the top (hotshot facing left) and being right handed maybe, I don't find this comfortable, so I have done what some other people have and swapped the grip to the left... however... you can't have it exactly straight (as you can on the right) as in portrait mode, it gets in the way of your eye and viewfinder, so It has to be on a slight angle which makes the anti-twist camera plate not fit very well but it could twist more easily like this so worth keeping it on.Now with the grip to your left you can hold it in your left hand instead of the camera and hold and access the shutter release as normal with the right hand. It is very stable and i like it! A downside, the steadying leg goes backwards with the grip to the left, so on a table your camera is not balanced so well but it does still balance if you set it down carefully. So going with the 'Custom Brackets' ethos, it may pay to 'customise' how you set it up too!Camera equipment is very expensive and this is made of substantial brackets that look like something out of an old fashioned 'Meccano set' or some DIY shelf brackets from a hardware store but it is patented so you have to pay for what is essentially probably quite cheap to produce, though again, it is specialist so maybe it costs more?Oh one last thing. The flippy bracket could be a bit smoother as it goes past 90 degrees and be careful where your hand is as you can catch it and it hurts! The ball bearing maybe could do with some WD40. Also some more in depth instructions wouldn't go amidst like better description of the parts.So to conclude: Pictures look a lot better when flash is above lens no matter what orientation, so if you are serious about your portable photography, this baby is a good entry level pro looking purchase. I'd like the camera turning one but maybe one day when I'm fully making a living from my work!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Included Accessories: Camera Mounting Screw, Cork Base Pads, Flash Mounting Knob for Flash and Flash cords, Camera Anti-twist bar, CN-JR Anti-twist for flash cords
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