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***** (5 stars) Pleased
Product: flash bracket & sync cord
by Camera lady from Illinois

 

Pros: Change the angle of the camera in one quick click.

 

Cons: Haven't any

 

Best Uses: weddings, family photo shots

 

Describe Yourself: Occasional Photographer

 

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

 

I have looked for a bracket with all the options on the one I received. I am a photographer with 30 years experience. Product will serve me well in my business. It was shipped and arrived in a very short time. I will continue to shop for additional products from this company.


***** (5 stars) Flip Flash Bracket
Product: Flip Flash ® Bracket by ALZO Digital
by Randy from Washington

 

Pros: Light weight, Versatile, well built

 

Cons: none

 

Best Uses: Wedding receptions, birthday parties anywhere indoors or even outdoors in low light or shade

 

Describe Yourself: Semi-Pro Photographer

 

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

 

This flash bracket is well made and functions great, I use it with a Canon speedlite and Lastolite ezybox speedlite. I like the versatility, and I also use the ALZOdigital Camera Quick Release Accessory for the flip flash bracket which works well also.


***** (5 stars) My New Bracket
Product: ALZO Flip Flash ® Camera Bracket for Canon EOS
by SHO Photo from www.shophoto.tk

 

Pros: it is the best bracket I have ever seen.

 

Cons: just watch your flash when you are going through door ways or if there are things above you, it's easy to feel comfy with this bracket and forget your flash is up high.

 

Best Uses: portraits

 

Describe Yourself: Semi-Pro Photographer

 

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

 

I wasn't sure what to expect, but this is probably my new favorite toy. It is completely sturdy. Better than I was expecting. It is simply awesome, and my wife is now going to buy herself one because she likes it too.


**** (4 stars) Step up Your Camera Game
Product: ALZO Flip Flash ® Bracket
by FlipFlashFan from Texas

 

Pros: Feature rich, flexible, affordable.  It's a must have!

 

Cons: Not a flawless design, but close.

 

Best Uses: Any situation that uses a flash.

 

Describe Yourself: Semi-Pro Photographer

 

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

 

The Flip Flash is a great addition to any SLR cammera. Adds grip, flexibility, and features that help take your flash photography to the next level. Its construction and materials are better than the cheaper/similar flip brackets and the accessory possibilites put this one in a class of it's own. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I had to dissassemble part of it so that I could turn the vertical bar around so that the thumb toggle for the extension wouldn't hit my trigger. Seems like maybe it was assembled backward, but your average user would not have been able to do this. Also, the quick release is hard to line up with one hand b/c you have to 1. hold the bracket, 2. hold the camera, and 3. push the lever down...I only have 2 hands. It's not impossible, but is somewhat difficult. It is a great product with a couple tiny possible improvements.


***** (5 stars) Flipflash bracket used on canon
Product: Flipflash bracket
by Chris Kunis MD from Ocala, Florida

 

Pros: Extending height light weight multi positional

 

Cons: Secure locking with flipping camera vertical needs to be carefully engaged

 

Best Uses: Handheld mobile work although it can be tripod mounted- wedding, product photos, portrait, I have used it for medical record photography of injuries

 

Describe Yourself: Photo/Video Enthusiast

 

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend


I grew up with my father being in the teaching of photography and printing industry. I was taught by him all aspects of production printing and photography, and have experience with all kinds of equipment during the last 40 years. I can tell you this product will always remain successful because of the design, development and construction is well done. Additionally the company seeks to drive their products with good communication and outstanding product information and customer feed back. This has been well thought out item which could very well become the standard that everyone will compare to for function and design. This bracket is affordable and has additional items designed for the experienced photographer, such as the the flash diffuser. I highly recommend this item for even the intermediate photographer looking to use a bracket to move the flash off the camera.


***** (5 stars) Excellent Flash Bracket
Product: Flip Flash Bracket by ALZO Digital
by Pat from United States of America

Pros: light weight, durable, versatile, easy to setup, low price

Cons: none

Best Uses: portrait and group photography

Describe Yourself: Professional Photographer

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I am extremely pleased with the Flip Flash Bracket. It is light weight, durable, and easy to use. It is also very versatile and the best part is the price which is incredibly reasonable, given the quality of the product. I also like the fact that it fold up and fits nicely into the pouch that is included. I actually can fit it into my camera back pack.


***** (5 stars) Very high quality
Product: Flip Flash Bracket
by mike777

Pros: Easy to set up
Easy to flip form landscape to portrait

Cons: None

Best Uses: Taking portrait photos

Describe Yourself: Photo Enthusiast

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This bracket works great. I especially like the flip portion of the bracket making it very easy to go from landscape to portrait mode. The bracket is built very well and even comes with a storage pouch. I had looked at more expensive brackets but did not think they looked or worked any better then this one. This flash bracket is well worth the price and I think is as good or better then the more expensive ones.


**** (4 stars) My new toy
Product: ALZO Flip Flash
by Jack from Cumming, Georgia

Pros: ease of use

Cons: None right now

Best Uses: Parties and events

Describe Yourself: Semi-Pro Photographer

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

My wife purchased this for me after I told her what to get. As of today it is great and a lot easier to change camera positions. I've looked at a lot of flash brackets and this is no doubt one of the better designs and very well built. No plastic parts and everything is machined perfectly.


***** (5 stars) I Love it!!!!
Product: Flip Flash Bracket by ALZO Digital
by Tracy from Arkansas

Pros: easily assembled, packs away neatly, ease of use

Cons: none so far

Best Uses: portrait photography

Describe Yourself: Professional Photographer

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I researched flash brackets before finally buying the ALZO Flip Flash Bracket. I absolutely love it!! It is very easily assembled and easy to use. I love the way you can flip from portrait to landscape with just the touch of a finger. If you use a speedlight you need this flash bracket!!
Thanks ALZO,
Tracy


***** (5 stars) So far excellent
Product: Flip Flash Bracket by ALZO Digital
by JUAN TORRES JR from Miami, FL

Pros: all

Cons: none

Best Uses: flash photography

Describe Yourself: Semi-Pro Photographer

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Excellent product, easy to setup, easy to use, good quality, great value, I will recommend this product to my friends.


***** (5 stars)
Product: ALZO Flip Bracket
by Charlie from Southbridge, Ma.

Pros: easy to switch from one position to the other

Cons:

Best Uses:

Describe Yourself: Professional Photographer

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I love the way the bracket handles easy to switch from one position to the other.
Thanks,
Charlie


***** (5 stars) Awesome product
Product: ALZO Bracket for Nikon Digital
by Oscar from Chicago

Pros: telescoping extension for flash/softbox

Cons: none yet

Best Uses: I use it on fashion shows and weddings.

Describe Yourself: Semi-Pro Photographer

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Great bracket, construction is solid, flips camera pretty easy, love the function of the extension for the flash/softbox, the best bang for the buck. Don't waste 300 bucks on other brackets this is it!!!

Oscar.


***** (5 stars) Flash bracket with swivel
Product: Flip Flash  Bracket by ALZO Digital
by Anthony Hall from Pembroke Pines, FL

Pros:

Cons:

Best Uses:

Describe Yourself: Occasional Photographer

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I am really enjoying my new flash bracket. It has completely changed the quality of my pictures and now I can add some effects with it. Thank you ALZO Digital!


**** (4 stars) Great flash bracket
Product: Flip Flash  Bracket by ALZO Digital
by Bob

Pros: flipping to vertical

Cons: none

Best Uses: event photography

Describe Yourself: Semi-Pro Photographer

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Took a bit of a time getting used to flipping to vertical format but does the job. Great product.


*** (3 stars) I could have used it if...
Product: Flip Flash Bracket
by Roger from PA

Pros: Strong and light

Cons: Couldn't find a way to keep both hand on the camera

Best Uses: Light weight rig for a point-shoot camera

Describe Yourself: Semi-Pro Photographer

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Strong and light, with good mechanics. The quick release isn't quick, however; at least not for reassembly.
If the space between the light-post and the rotation frame were a little wider and 3/4" taller, I could have comfortably operated ALL the controls of my Canon 5D with my right hand and kept my left on the lens (horizontal position). With the "quick release" screw facing forward (fits between fingers okay), I could have added the battery holder and it's portrait controls and still operated it comfortably enough in vertical. But the frame opening would have to be about 2" taller to have used it this way when returned to the horizontal position. If the design were changed this way, it would also add a nice 6 inches to the post extension.
Ultimately, I went with a different product.


***** (5 stars) Excellent Bracket
Product: Flip Flash  Bracket by ALZO Digital
by Doug from White Pigeon, MI

Pros: Easy setup. Easy adjustment. Good finish. Quality construction.

Cons: The only con is needing a coin to attach the mount to the camera base. However this is very minor. I still give it 5 stars.

Best Uses: Wedding photography. Portraits when tripod mounted.

Describe Yourself: Photo Enthusiast

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Setup of the bracket is quick and easy. Highly adjustable. I use it with my SONY DSLR with the battery grip attached. It is built well. Solid feel. The rotate mechanism is smooth and tight. Overall an excellent product.


***** (5 stars) great product!
Product: ALZO Flip Flash  Bracket
by Jon from Chicago

Pros: well priced
easy use

Cons: none I can think of

Best Uses: events

Describe Yourself: Semi-Pro Photographer

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I've been looking for a flash bracket, never used one before and this one is very easy to assemble and use. The best thing it arrived 3 days after with regular shipping.
thank you


***** (5 stars) Flip Flash Bracket a MUST!
Product: ALZO Flip Flash  Camera Bracket
by Amy from Central Maine

Pros: Center Flash Location despite camera orientation

Cons: It was heavy with gear attached!

Best Uses: Wedding and Event photography where quick switching is necessary

Describe Yourself: Professional Photographer

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I purchased this item a week before a wedding I was to photograph. The ALZO flip flash proved to be VERY valuable! I switched from Portrait to Landscape over 300 times that evening, and the bracket performed without flaws EVERY time! Keeping the flash center despite the camera's position posted beautiful results. I enjoyed using this product and found it to be an excellent addition to my gear bag.


**** (4 stars) Satisfied Customer
Product: ALZO Flip Flash Camera Bracket
by Greg from Muskegon, MI

Pros: Made well. Very functional. Does what it says it will. Professional looking.

Cons: You can't reach the shutter button when the camera is flipped vertically. I have an Olympus DSLR so you don't offer a fix for this. I had to rig one up with my remote shutter release. Otherwise I would've gave it 5 stars.

Best Uses: Portraits,  weddings,  event shooting

Describe Yourself: Semi-Pro Photographer

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I like the quality feel the bracket has. And it looks and operates very professionally. The telescoping feature for the flash is very handy.
It's made very well!
A little bit heavy, but you can't have the quality with out some trade off.


***** (5 stars) Flipped out over Flip
Product: ALZO Flip
by RodgerJames from DFW Metroplex

Pros: Already covered

Cons: Only the minimal of what has been mentioned

Best Uses: Fill flash for everything and anytime you want to stand out in the crowd

Describe Yourself: Photo Enthusiast

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Gotta say I love it. Haven't found anything yet not already written, though as a 48 yr old south paw I don't have the need to change it over. Primary use is for my 14Nx with a 80-200mm ATX Pro attached, an SC-29 (no adapter needed) cable and SB800 flash. As others have said, the farther away you can get the '800 from the camera the better and better it becomes, and this tower takes it to absolutely wonderful heights. Couldn't get the shots without it and I carry it everywhere, if I'm shooting flash my camera is in it and my light is on it.


**** (4 stars) Great product
Product: Digital Camera Flip Flash Bracket
by RonP from Central Ohio

Pros: Easy to use. Camera can be quickly removed or remounted for flexibility.

Cons: Just a couple non-issues as in the review

Best Uses: on-the-go portraits, formal affairs, as a general bracket even w/out a flash

Describe Yourself: Photo Enthusiast

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This is a great gadget - the ability to vary the distance of the flash head from the camera really allows great creativity without a lot of lighting equipment. (Which really increases portability for on-the-go shots)

You can also quite easily and quickly remove the camera from the bracket so it doesn't take time away from shooting if you need to do that.

The flip bracket uses a set screw to hold the camera mount in horizontal vs. vertical orientation and leaves a little to be desired, but I use that option so infrequently that it is not a real issue. The flash mount has a horizontal bracket to allow you to vary the position of the flash head over the camera and it would be nice if that were removable.

But for general use this is a great grip.


***** (5 stars) Love this, will purchase one for every crew member
Product: Flip Flash® Bracket by ALZO Digital
by Fletcher from Lubbock, TX

Pros: very functional
low cost

Cons: none

Best Uses: hand held portrait photography

Describe Yourself: Semi-Pro Photographer

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I just love this product. Not only is it extremely functional but it really catches the eye as well. I'm a Nightclub photographer and with this bracket I know I increased my sales by just looking more professional. Not only that but it is very handy to extend it fully and put it around your neck to free up both hands. I've seen similar products that cost 2-3 times as much as this one and not be as good of a product.

Fletcher
QuikPics.com


**** (4 stars) Great Flip Bracket system
Product: ALZO Digital Camera Flip Flash Bracket + Shutter release
by Roger from North Central Indiana

Pros: Flexible, expandable, easy, professional look & feel

Cons: Coin needed to mount quick release plate to camera. Not a big deal, though.

Best Uses: Flash fill, senior photo shoots, catch light without red-eye

Describe Yourself: Professional Photographer

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Use: Outdoor senior photos and flash fill for outdoor sports individual photos.
I have owned other brackets and find this bracket the most flexible and easy to use. The flip is easy and can be secured in either direction. If you are a lefty the system is reversible. The flexibility to add optional accessories to it is great. If I want a radio slave and a local flash the mounting ability is there. The adjustments are easy. The grip is comfortable. It works with tall camera bodies or the added battery grips - not many do. It breaks down nice and has a nice storage bag. The optional shutter release allows for both focus and shutter in two steps like on your camera. The camera can be removed quickly due to the quick release plate. Now I will get picky! The only reason it's not 5 stars is I would like to see quick release plate attach to camera without tools or a coin for the screw. Still, if I lost this one I would buy the same thing again.


**** (4 stars) Flip Flash Bracket
Product: Flip Flash
by Frank from New York

Pros: Well constructed, works well with Lumedyne heads

Cons: Hot shoe for flash units are flimsy

Best Uses: Wedding & Event

Describe Yourself: Professional Photographer

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

One of the best flash brackets available. Bracket easily accepts an umbrella light mount for using Lumedyne Heads. Well made and easy to use. Hot shoe flash mounts could be better.


***** (5 stars) Durable and work well!
Product: Flip Flash Bracket and Soft Box
by Kent Stuck from Colorado Springs, CO

Pros: Portable, breakdown for easy of transporting, good quality.

Cons: Would like to offset the flash softbox if using on the flash flip bracket.

Best Uses: Great for doing off-camera flash

Describe Yourself: Professional Photographer

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

All products were received in a timely manner and were of good quality. So far they have performed well in the field and I am happy with my purchase.


**** (4 stars) Camera Bracket
Product: ALZO Flip Flash Camera Bracket - for NIKON speedlight
by Pat06903 from Stamford, CT

Pros: Easy to use, good quality

Cons:

Best Uses: Weddings

Describe Yourself: Semi-Pro Photographer

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Product very easy to setup, very helpful, good quality for money you paid.

***** (5 stars) Wedding flash bracket
Product: Flip flash bracket
by Roger from Harrisville, NH

Pros: Super ease of use

Cons: None found so far

Best Uses: Weddings and any place you want to eliminate shadows

Describe Yourself: Professional Photographer

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This unit is a 5 star plus. Very easy to use and adapts to most all types of flash units.

I use this with a Nikon SB800 & D300.
The ease of going vert to horz and back is fantastic.
The telescoping arm gives this unit a feature I have not found on any other brand.
With a little practice one can achieve an almost studio light effect.

Could not shoot a wedding without it now.


**** (4 stars) Photo Expressions
Product: Flip Flash Bracket and dual hot shoe
by Chris from Ohio

Pros: Well built, good range of extension, ability to move camera without moving flash

Cons: Working with weight and extensions for stability; adapting to using the shutter release of camera due to bracket when using off hand

Best Uses: On a tripod

Describe Yourself: Professional Photographer

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Quite ideal for changing the camera position without moving the flash! I like the extension the bracket gives also. Weight is a bit of a thing but that's to be expected. My camera is heavy. I noticed the difference right away in having the flash off of the camera and higher. I'm anxious to use it. I'm glad I chose this product to use. It could use instructions for the first time users. The pictures on the box helped.


***** (5 stars) Flip Flash Bracket by ALZO products
Product: Flip Flash Bracket by ALZO products
by Dennis from Reading, PA

Pros: Light weight and sturdy

Cons: None

Best Uses: all around use for all types of photographers

Describe Yourself: Professional Photographer

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The ALZO flash bracket is the best one on the market for the best price. It is simple and light weight to use and it is built very sturdy. I have used other brackets that cost three time the ALZO bracket and have not be as satisfied. I would recommend this bracket to all other photographers.


**** (4 stars) Great Product
Product: ALZO Flip Flash Bracket
by BigBlue from Flotown, NJ

Pros: Sturdy, easy to use, versatile

Cons: You have to use a screwdriver to connect the camera to the base plate and two screw drivers to connect the remote trigger cord to the bracket.

Best Uses: Weddings, location portraiture

Describe Yourself: Professional Photographer

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This bracket works very well with my Cannon 40D. It's not very heavy but very stable. I like the range of heights achievable via the two stage extension rods, and the fact that I can change camera orientation quickly and easily. The balance is very good even with two flash units mounted, and the construction is very solid; the fact that it can support a small soft box will attest to that. Many accessories make it possible to have a mini portrait with you at all times.

Comment by ALZO: You can use a screwdriver to connect your camera to the quick release plate but a coin works better. Nickel or quarter is best.


**** (4 stars) One gripe
Product: Flash Bracket
by Dave from Midwest

Pros: Nice build, excellent extension on the flash riser.

Cons: Camera difficult to use in portrait mode.

Best Uses: Portrait, wedding, indoor photography.

Describe Yourself: Photo Enthusiast

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The only problem I have with this product is that the camera is difficult to fire when it's flipped to portrait mode (it places the shutter button on the bottom). It also renders a battery grip pretty much useless if it's attached. That's all.

Comment by ALZO: The ALZO Flip Flash Bracket shutter release solves all camera trigger problems.


**** (4 stars) Purchased by an amatuer photographer
Product: Flip Flash Bracket
by Rob from Camden, Delaware

Pros: Heavy duty, sturdy, keeps the flash in the correct position. Don't have to turn your body or arms, instead you turn the camera. Great customer service. Nice carrying case. Allows you to use a camera with a motor drive, wifi hookup or battery pack- other flash brackets are too small to allow for this.

Cons: Heavy if you are not used to carrying something around all day. Although it has the mount to place on a tripod, it was too heavy for mine. The mount for a tripod is on the handle and therefore is off center. The top of my tripod couldn't handle the weight off center- hence the need for a real heavy duty tripod.

Best Uses: All uses as long as you allow for the weight.

Describe Yourself: Occasional Photographer

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I'm new to photography. I purchased the flip flash bracket after taking a photography class, reading books and speaking to my uncle (he is a professional photographer) that all recommended that I get a flash bracket to help with red eye and prevent shadows in the background of my photos. I set out in search of a bracket and found a few different ones. However all of the ones I saw other than this one would place your flash sideways when you turn your camera to take vertical shots in stead of horizontal. This didn't make much sense to me. The flash was designed to be on top of the camera certain way. I figured that the best way was to have the flash in the upright horizontal positon that it designed for to get the best flash.

This is when I found the ALZO Flip Flash Bracket. Price was pretty good and it seemed to have more features than the other ones I had found. It arrived very quickly and packaged well. The bracket it self comes with a nylon case which is very nice. There are two main pieces. The bar that the flash connects to and the flip brack that the camera connects to. There is a quick release similar to those used for tripods that attaches to your camera. You then slid the camera on to the flip bracket and lock it down with a thumb screw. There are some screws to adjust release for the "Flip" in the flash bracket. The bracket adjusts up and down. You can have the flash just above the camera like many of the other brackets or place it pretty high in the air which I can't imagine going that high.

I used this for my first wedding and it went pretty well. One problem I ran into was that then night before the wedding I checked over my equipment (CANON EOS 40D, 580 II SPEEDLITE) and placed the quick release on my camera. Then I placed the camera on the flash bracket and tightened up the thumb screw. Apparently it doesn't take much to tighten it down becuase the next thing I knew it came off in my hand. The night before the wedding and I broke a tiny little screw that holds the flash on to the bracket. The screw was broken off inside the quick release. I had to do some quick thinking and grabbed my drill and drilled out the broken screw inside the bracket and found a metal screw that I was able to screw into the new hole to hold the quick release to the bracket securly. This was my fault not ALZO's. I shouldn't have tightened it down that hard. I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing and walla. I emailed ALZO that night and told them what I had done. At the same time I ordered a new quick release. A couple days later I recieved the quick release that I ordered....then one that they sent me for free. They didn't relize I had ordered a replacement and was sending me one anyway. Very nice of them and they did it very quickly.
Anyway, back to the wedding.....I didn't have screw driver with me and had some problems due to the bracket not wanting to stay locked in place while horizontal or vertical. Once I got home it took about 30 seconds with small screw driver and it was taken care of. I have't had to mess with it sense. My couple problems aside it is a really nice product. Nothing is perfect, but this does pretty good. It is heavy, but then again so is my camera and I am not used to carrying it around all day.

All and all I really like this and have recommended it to my uncle and several friends. ALZO had great customer service when I had a problem.


***** (5 stars) Business owner/photographer
Product: Flip Flash Bracket by ALZO Digital
by Picturelady from 92225

Pros: light weight, ease of operation

Cons: nothing I can think of

Best Uses: On assignment photojournalism

Describe Yourself: Professional Photographer

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Great design now. With the change from the screw to the thumb spring. Light weight, easy to hold, can be adapted to a left hander. I own 2 of these and the screw on the first one purchased is a little inconvenient so I use that one in the studio only. The other is used on assignment. I have another brand that just sits on the shelf now.


***** (5 stars) Flip Flash Bracket
Product: Flip Flash Bracket
by Michelle from Watson, LA

Pros:

Cons:

Best Uses:

Describe Yourself:

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I want to give credit and a big thank you to ALZO Digital for providing outstanding customer service. I am going to shoot my first wedding in a couple of weeks. The bride requested that I photograph her wedding. She is aware that I have never done a wedding and has more confidence in me than I do myself. Anyway, I realized that a flip flash bracket would be needed for the wedding. I found ALZO Digital because I needed to purchase the flip flash bracket. Also, ALZO provides a professional photographer's telephone assistance. I had a ton of questions and he answered them all plus gave me many extra pointers. I gratefully accepted all the valuable guidance he did offer. I ordered my flip flash bracket along with the sync cord and Lumiquest at what I consider a fair and affordable price. The products were shipped immediately and were received in 4 days. Thank you ALZO. I will continue doing business with you.


***** (5 stars) Flip Flash Bracket
Product: Flip Flash Bracket
by Rene from Jacksonville, FL

Pros: Easy to use
Breaks down for storage
Adjustable height for flash
Option to connect a small umbrella included with the bracket

Cons: None so far

Best Uses: Weddings and portrait

Describe Yourself: Semi-Pro Photographer

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I have used the bracket at three weddings now since I bought it. I love it. It works great and it's very easy to use. It has a real good and strong feel to it. I love how I have have the option to raise the flash higher. It is the best bracket I've used yet. The photographer I work with uses a Newton bracket and when he saw my ALZO Flip, he loved it. It is very easy to use and it breaks down for storage in it's own pouch. I love it. Thanks ALZO for such a great product.


**** (4 stars) Interesting Concept
Product: Flip Flash Bracket
by Yousef from Kuwait

Pros: Excellent soft light
versatile (umbrella/softbox)
Professional look
Reasonable price
Maneuverable

Cons: Puts weight on your wrist. No quick release from the bracket plate

Best Uses: Weddings and parties

Describe Yourself: Semi-Pro Photographer

Bottom Line:

It's always good to be able to attach your umbrella or soft box on your camera while its hand-held. On occasions such as weddings, school parties, Birthdays and etc, you will be able to produce quick shots which otherwise will require more complex setting and bringing the subject to where you set your equipment or taking the shot with less desirable kind of diffusers!

It really work well although a bit heavy to handle but it's worth the effort and the money you pay for.

I noticed people are more than willing to have their photo taken when they see that bracket attached to your camera because they believe that this bulk surely will produce great shots of them. Furthermore you will have more people asking for your business card impressed by your professional equipment.
Also when joined by other photographers who don't have such facility, you will surely stand out among them and people tend to be available to you to shoot them.

It surely produce better quality than other types of diffusers which are always smaller and have harder light quality.

You can use soft box, umbrella (reflecting light) and you can shoot through a white translucent umbrella which works like the soft box but with bigger area and lighter weight.

Comment by ALZO: We do not understand the comment "No quick release from the bracket plate". The camera mounting plate is a quick release that allows the camera to be instantly removed from the bracket.


***** (5 stars) Excellent bracket, but you need the shutter release
Product: Flip Flash Camera Bracket & Shutter Release
by rdutto01 from Detroit, Michigan

Pros: Easy to rotate from landscape to portrait while using a flash; great for wedding and portrait type lighting

Cons: Fairly heavy with camera and flash attached

Best Uses: Any portrait type lighting while using portable flash guns

Describe Yourself: Semi-Pro Photographer

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I initially bought the flash bracket to use with my Quantum flashes. When I received it, it was extremely difficult to trigger the camera while mounted on the bracket. That is when I purchased the shutter release for the Canon make cameras.

With the shutter release, the bracket is excellent and can be used for weddings when using a flash or for portraits where the on camera flash can be raised to the necessary height as your fill light. The bracket allows you to rotate the camera from landscape to portrait while keeping the flash in the same location above the lens.

I would recommend this bracket for flash photography where portrait type lighting is needed, but you have to have the corresponding shutter release to trigger the shutter, because the camera shutter release button is almost out of reach when the camera is mounted on the bracket.

Comment by ALZO: The ALZO Flip Flash Bracket weighs only 1.2 lbs.


***** (5 stars) The best Flash Bracket I have ever used
Product: ALZO Flip Flash Bracket
by Jorge from Pembroke Pines, FL

Pros: Price, Light, Versatile, Adjustable

Cons: none

Best Uses: Any event

Describe Yourself: Semi-Pro Photographer

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

With over 35 years of amateur and professional photography I am excited to finally use such a versatile bracket. With this bracket I can rotate my camera and keep my flash in a consistent position has dramatically increased the outcome of my photos for the better. This bracket also has the advantage of adjusting the height. I recommend this product for anyone who is looking for well designed sophisticated bracket that wont break your wallet.


***** (5 stars) Excellent bracket, but you need the shutter release
Product: ALZO Flip Flash Camera Bracket - for NIKON speedlight
by rdutto01 from Detroit, Michigan

Pros: Excellent for raising the flash above the lens
Keeps the flash above the lens in landscape and portrait

Cons: Can be heavy to carry
Can be difficult to rotate the camera to portrait

Best Uses: Weddings and event photography

Describe Yourself: Semi-Pro Photographer

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The bracket is excellent for keeping the flash above the lens in both landscape and portrait, but because of its design, you have to have the shutter release to be able to trigger the shutter. Without the shutter release it's very difficult to press the shutter button on the camera.
With the shutter release, it's so easy to trigger that it reduces camera shake.

Comment by ALZO: The ALZO Flip Flash Bracket weighs only 1.2 lbs. Tip: The bracket will easily flip the camera to portrait if you rotate the bracket to let gravity flip the camera.


***** (5 stars) Easy to use, very flexible bracket!
Product: ALZO Flip Flash Bracket
by Dan S. from Ohio

Pros: Ease of use, adjustable flash post, a 'kickstand', durable.

Cons: The hand grip portion is fixed in the vertical position causing wrist fatigue after a long period of shooting.

Best Uses: Weddings, Outdoor Portraiture, Location or Event shooting.

Describe Yourself: Professional Photographer

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The ALZO Flip Flash bracket is, by far, the best bracket I have ever used! The way the camera rotates allows for any size of camera to be mounted (with or without a battery pack). I have found other brackets to be VERY limiting in this regard - some requiring the purchase additional components. The adjustable flash post truly makes this bracket a very well designed product that has a photographer's needs in mind! THANK YOU!


***** (5 stars) Great bracket
Product: ALZO Flip Flash Bracket
by President, Director of Photography Midwest from St. Louis, MO

Pros: Flexibility, adjustable height between flash and camera

Cons:

Best Uses:

Describe Yourself: Professional Photographer

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I must give congratulations on your ALZO Flip Bracket. I am a rather skeptical photographer who has more than once been taken in by marketing hype, and have been suckered by "the last flash accessory you will ever need!" type headlines. I have been looking for a long time for a product that will meet my needs in the field. I have been looking for something flexible enough to create many lighting capabilities in different situations. I have tried most items out there, and many gather dust here in a drawer in my studio. From the Tupperware style diffusers, to the snap on conglomerations designed to throw light everywhere, to the brackets that looked like I was looking through a Romper-Room mirror, none have given me the flexibility I have found in your product.

The ALZO Flip Bracket is possibly the most useful accessory I have added to my arsenal. The height that I can create between flash and camera is awesome. The flexibility of the system is amazing. I love using the umbrella, and am so happy to be able to use it to create depth in my location photography again! In due course I will add the softbox attachment to add to the system flexibility. The build quality is amazing...lightweight, but as sturdy as I need! I can only issue a heartfelt thanks for enhancing my system!


***** (5 stars) Impressed with this bracket
Product: ALZO Flip Flash Bracket
by Mike Zahurak from Johnstown, PA

Pros: Easy to use, well built

Cons:

Best Uses: Weddings

Describe Yourself: Professional Photographer

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I just received the ALZO Flip Flash Bracket, Umbrella kit and Flip Flash shutter release for my Canon Rebel XT I ordered last week. I wanted to tell you how impressed I am with it. I've been shooting weddings off-and-on for 25 years. During most of that time I have used [a different kind of bracket]. Since moving from a film camera (Mamiya 645) to an SLR Digital, [that bracket] just didn't feel right in my hands -- kind of out of balance. I was looking for something different, did a Google search, and came upon your site. After spending some time reading about your product, I decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did.

 

The bracket is well built and has brought "balance" back to my camera set-up. The shutter release works great and the umbrella kit attached easily. Everything was well packed, and got to me in perfect condition. Not only am I satisfied with the bracket, I have just ordered a second one for my daughter, who also shoots weddings. She tried her Canon 20D with the bracket and loved it. Many thanks.


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