flash bracket for 50D

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  1. jgeesey

    jgeesey TPF Noob!

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    I have a Canon 50D using a speedlite 580EX. Can I go with any bracket or should I stick with Canon?
     
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    icassell TPF Noob!

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    I use a promaster with my 30D and it works just fine.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I seem to remember seeing a Canon bracket...not something that jumped out at me as a great item to buy.

    I have a Stroboframe (press-T) and it works fine. Stroboframe is a good brand but you might also consider Really Right Stuff and Custom Brackets.

    Choosing a bracket is a personal choice, it's a matter of what works for you.
    The main idea behind a bracket is to keep the flash above the camera, even when rotated into the portrait orientation. Also, to keep the flash farther away from the lens axis.

    The two main types of brackets for keeping the flash above the lens are the flip style and the camera-rotate style. They can both work well, it's just personal preference.

    Keep in mind that you will also need an off-camera shoe cord...and they aren't cheap, so keep that in mind for your budget.
     

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