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    HeY iTs ScOTtY TPF Noob!

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    decided to buy this bracket for my camera today and its pretty freakin cool. came with a ttl wire for my flash and a trigger for the camera. my only complaint is that it makes the camera seem super heavy and it kills my forearm. it feels like im holding a 35 pound dumbbell to my face. im hoping it makes those off camera flash shots better and easier to shoot.

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    theres something wrong with your gear............................it says nikon on it. ha! jk
     
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    Looking at that flash bracket, and seeing the amount of flash elevation that bracket actually gives, it seems that some company could design a simple round aluminum extension,and use the TTL remote cord, and get the same,exact elevation without all the mechanical nonsense.

    If your forearm hurts, maybe it's time to get some 35 pound dumbbells,and beef up the forearms so that camera and bracket feels only as heavy as a 10 pound dumbell. I dunno...I have a couple of flash brackets, one a Stroboframe that gives a really high elevation, and another a cheap, old Dotline bracket that is designed like the new bracket so many paparazzi use these days.

    No offense, but the bracket you have looks over-engineered. Have you ever tried any of the older-style,lightweight brackets? How much does your bracket weigh? Does it allow your camera to rotate, and keep the flash at the same location when the camera is in horizontal and vertcial shooting modes?
     
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    why not just hold it in your other arm and use CLS?

    and if you really want to use the bracket, why use the TTL cord when you again, can use CLS?
     
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    You'll find it much easier to use if you mount it correctly. The handle should be on the left. You grip the handle with you left hand and balance the camera with your right hand.
     
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    CLS works indoors where the signal can bounce but it doesn't work at all outdoors.

    There is a nuisance issue indoors. The camera body and the flash head must both be set up to function that way. In the rare cases where I'd put the head directly on the shoe, I'd usually forget to change the settings (or forget when I go back to the bracket).
     
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    first of all the bracket extends up like 2 feet so blah....and it slides up to shoot verticle. ill post another picture.

    and ive tried it on the left hand and i didnt like it, it feel much more comfortable on my right hand.
     
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    Isn't it awkward as hell pushing the shutter button with the grip on the right?
     
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    like i said....it has a trigger mounter on the handle
     
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    its more awkward focusing with my righthand instead of my left....thats where i got messed up.
     

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