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Sabaki

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Canon SB-E2 Speedlite Mounting Bracket
« on: May 23, 2014, 05:33:23 PM »
Hey everybody

Can anybody who has experience with the Speedlite bracket give me some idea whether this is a worthwhile purchase and if it enhances one's portraiture?

I've read people like it but few say why.

Thanks folks
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Canon SB-E2 Speedlite Mounting Bracket
« on: May 23, 2014, 05:33:23 PM »

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Re: Canon SB-E2 Speedlite Mounting Bracket
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2014, 07:43:23 PM »
Quite a while back, someone asked why this bracket would be used.  I suggested a few possible reasons for getting the SB-E2:

Because you have a Canon camera, a Canon flash, and a Canon off-camera shoe cord, and that's the only flash bracket Canon makes, and only a Canon flash bracket will do?

Because you love the look of side-cast shadows?

Because you want the flash above the lens in portrait orientation, prefer using the vertical controls on the portrait grip, and happen to be a quadruple-jointed contortionist so that works for you?

See? Three great reasons right there...  :P

Skip it, get a proper orientation-switchable flash bracket.
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Re: Canon SB-E2 Speedlite Mounting Bracket
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2014, 04:13:08 AM »
Thank you Neuro.

Can you make a recommendation as to which I should look at?
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Re: Canon SB-E2 Speedlite Mounting Bracket
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2014, 05:11:15 AM »
Try on of the following
http://www.reallyrightstuff.com/s.nl/sc.26/category.3/it.C/.f. 180-270$.
I use  the WPF-QR2: Flash Bracket with Sliding Mount.
Pick the one which is suitable for your needs.
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Re: Canon SB-E2 Speedlite Mounting Bracket
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2014, 06:48:12 AM »
RRS as linked above, or their ring bracket. 

Privatebydesign has recommended Pro Media Gear, worth a look.
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Re: Canon SB-E2 Speedlite Mounting Bracket
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2014, 12:18:54 AM »
My favorit: Custom Brackets Folding-T (http://www.custombrackets.com/cb-folding-t.html). I use it with the 1DX, Speedlite 600EX-RT and Transmitter ST-E3-RT. Easy to handle, space-saving to store it, enough stable.
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Re: Canon SB-E2 Speedlite Mounting Bracket
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2014, 08:53:39 PM »
My favorit: Custom Brackets Folding-T (http://www.custombrackets.com/cb-folding-t.html). I use it with the 1DX, Speedlite 600EX-RT and Transmitter ST-E3-RT. Easy to handle, space-saving to store it, enough stable.

+ 2 for me too, I use Custom Brackets 3 of them past 5 years, Plus I add on DIY too, to fit my Job as" One man Army"
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Re: Canon SB-E2 Speedlite Mounting Bracket
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2014, 08:53:39 PM »