Flash Bracket for Nikon D200

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  1. Silver.Winged.Demon

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    My photographer/mentor advised me to get one if I am doing portrait photography in weddings, proms or outdoors.

    I had found 2 brands, the basic is by stroboframe which I heard makes decent lightweight and great quality flash brackets.

    In another forum I viewed there Is another that Alzo Digital sells that includes a Softbox or a reflective umbrella or none http://www.alzodigital.com/online_store/digital_camera_flip_flash_bracket_softbox_kit.htm

    I need an opinion to which I should buy.

    Budget is not much of a concern and the weight is not a problem.
     
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    I'm still happy with the Stroboframe that I've had for fifteen years. Whatever brand you purchase, be certain to get one that accommodates both portrait and landscape shots. Less expensive versions are manufactured for square format (e.g., 2-1/4") cameras where orientation doesn't matter.
     
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    If budget is not a concern then this is a bracket to look at.
    http://www.custombrackets.com/scripts/prodViewnew.asp?idproduct=148
    It is the smoothest bracket I have ever owned for switching from landscape to portrait mode. Very well built and very versatile. It is comfortable for me to use as it keeps me shooting in a very natural mode. I started with a Stroboframe and later ended up here with no regrets.
     
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    I like the idea of the bracket and it is similar to a stroboframe. However I have another question.

    Is it an advantage to have a softbox with the bracket or no. I can use the softbox to create softer light for headshots and at the price it is worth it.
     
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    The bracket is going to change the direction where the light comes from, changing where the potential shadows could fall. By moving the light away from the lens, ideally to me at about 12" above. This causes shadows to fall behind the subject letting the subject hide the shadows.

    I use several different light modifying devices depending on the look I am after. My collection includes Fong Lightspheres, the Lumiquest 80/20 pro kit and a softbox. They all work well on a bracket, and each produces a different type of lighting effect.
     

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