Stroboframe Flash Bracket Help

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  1. DeepSpring

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    I was looking at the VH 2000 and from what I can tell this is the one for me. I like the fact that it is pretty compact and wouldn't be too hard to store in my bag or too bulky to use in crowded situations. I really like the fact that I can turn the camera counter clockwise to a vertical position and have use of my battery grips buttons with the flash above the lens. With most of the other brackets I see it seems as tho the flash would be under the lens when you turn it counter clock wise.

    I have a question tho. Would a rebel xt with a battery grip fit on this?

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/con...784&is=REG&addedTroughType=categoryNavigation


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    The problem I see with it is your are not raising the flash much in the horizontal position. 12" above the lens is about the desireable height to get the most out of a flash bracket. As for the Flash being underneath the camera, you either mount the bracket on the right side of the camera so when flipped it is still on top or you use a reverse (Not comfortable to me) portrait mode with your right hand down and the flash on top. Or you could go this route.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/con...674&is=REG&addedTroughType=categoryNavigation

    Or the shorter version:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/con...209&is=REG&addedTroughType=categoryNavigation

    They are however a little more pricey.
     
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    I saw those brackets too but as you said a bit expensive. I was hoping to not spend much more than around $100 including the cord. I'll have to go to a store and see what it feels like to mount the flash on the right side.

    I'm not really too familiar with the size of them. Your average bracket mounted on the right side, would your hand be able to fit in between the bracket and camera or do you have the bracket flush against the body and hold them both? The latter seems like it would be very uncomfortable.
     
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    Your hand should fit in the space. The ones that I looked at allowed for a lateral adjustment. You are on the right track with going to the store. Best thing you can do. Take your camera as any good photography shop should let you try it out before you buy it. You never know, you may even end up spending more than you planned or less. But if you do, at least it will be with the knowledge of trying it out instead of a blind guess. Good luck.
     

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