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low cost bracket with a free flash under $15, best deal ever !!
on October 17, 2015
I purchased this for the metal bracket knowing that for $11 the flash was probably a throwaway. Well considering other items on amazon sell just the bracket for $15+ the flash was essentially free. I admit the flash is cheap, not dollar store cheap, but lets call it Walmart cheap. Take 2 AA batteries, charges in 2 seconds or so, maybe 3. The brightness is a bit more then the camera on board flash. I use this as a rim light or a background light when I need just a bit more light in a specific spot and fire it with a radio trigger. Works great. I was playing with it the other night and the lens separated from the housing such that it's pushed in. The flash still works, but it goes to show the glue is not that strong. But for free, it's still exceeds my expectation. The bracket is aluminum with an anodized finish and a rubber pad to hold your camera securely. The hot shoe mount is of good quality and better then expected. Again, don't buy this for a professional level flash. The flash is good enough for a fill/rim light or even for table top product photos with a light tent (works great for that btw). It's manual control with no option to adjust power output, but you can use it as an optical slave.