I use a Strobaframe Quick-Flip at walk around events. But I have mine with a Manfroto QR plate base added to it. The speedlight is connected by an SC-17 cable (3' coiled cable for non-Nikon folk). I can mount the camera to a tripod / head, or to the Quick-Flip. And if I want, can mount the entire thing on the tripod/head. I have used this set up for a very long time. Sorry, I hid the lower QR plate with the hotshoe connector.