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    Flash L Bracket for Landscape and Portrait

    Hello Nikonites,

    Just wondering if you have any recommendation for a Flash L Bracket to be used in landscape and portrait mode ?

    I went to amazon but there are tons of L brackets but they do not really specify if i can use it in those two modes.

    Thanks for your help,


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    Re: Flash L Bracket for Landscape and Portrait

    There are L Brackets use for landscapes
    There are Flash Brackets used for Portrait photography.

    They're different.

    One is used to mount a camera on a tripod in the portrait orientation for taking vertical aspect oriented landscape images.

    The other is used for using an external flash and getting the flash up and out of the same plane as the lens to reduce/eliminate red eye, and keep the shadows from appearing on one side or the other in a portrait shot.

    Which devive are you talking about?
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    Re: Flash L Bracket for Landscape and Portrait

    The flash brackets can have different methods of flipping to be camera vertical or camera horizontal, so they're not all the same, but sometimes we might have preferences how they flip. But that's what they all do, it is their purpose. Specifically, what they all are intended to hold the flash always directly above the camera lens regardless of camera orientation, which prevents the bad shadow at the side of the subject. You might check on the manufacturers web site of the ones of interest, there might be more detail shown.

    A L bracket or L plate is something quite different, designed to quickly mount the camera on a tripod in either orientation.

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    Re: Flash L Bracket for Landscape and Portrait

    If you want a basic, inexpensive L-Bracket, for switching from landscape orientation to portrait orientation on your tripod, I can suggest this $14 bracket from Am-a-zon. It ain't fancy, but it'll get the the job done. Assumes your tripod uses an Arca Swiss release plate, however.

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    Re: Flash L Bracket for Landscape and Portrait

    Well is not for the tripod though, it is to mount the flash on the L bracket, and the bracket mounted on the camera. So, you can flip the camera and bracket for portrait and lanscape.. Thoughts...!

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    Re: Flash L Bracket for Landscape and Portrait

    Quote Originally Posted by Horoscope Fish View Post
    If you want a basic, inexpensive L-Bracket, for switching from landscape orientation to portrait orientation on your tripod, I can suggest this $14 bracket from Am-a-zon. It ain't fancy, but it'll get the the job done. Assumes your tripod uses an Arca Swiss release plate, however.

    If you need a flash-bracket I can't be of any real help.
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    Unusually inexpensive, but I would question that it would get the job done. IMO, other than speed and convenience, the purpose of a L bracket is to hold a heavy lens in portrait orientation. In which position, a heavy lens will cause the friction mount to slip, and rotate around the tripod screw, so that the lens always tilts down then. Just cannot tighten it enough to keep it level. Constant aggravation.

    L brackets have to "fit" the specific camera body, because they have a fitted rear lip that extends up slightly, to be a wall so that the body simply cannot rotate on it. It solves the heavy lens problem, but it sure drives the price up.
    But if it weren't for that, we could just use a regular pan head tilted up (and can, for many lighter lenses).

    I've always wondered why an adjustable lip could not fit many cameras, but I've never seen that.

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    Re: Flash L Bracket for Landscape and Portrait

    Quote Originally Posted by gerfoto View Post
    Well is not for the tripod though, it is to mount the flash on the L bracket, and the bracket mounted on the camera. So, you can flip the camera and bracket for portrait and lanscape.. Thoughts...!
    The confusion is because the flash gear calls it "flash bracket". "L brackets" are for tripod mounting. A "flash L bracket" is not anything known.

    Your question should be answered if you look at flash brackets at the B&H site. They typically offer several pictures of the item, including different orientations. Different flash brackets may use different rotation methods.

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    Re: Flash L Bracket for Landscape and Portrait

    Well yeah i know that. There are tons of photos about Flash Brackets but they do not specify you can move it this way for portrait and this way for landscape in flash photography

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    Re: Flash L Bracket for Landscape and Portrait

    Quote Originally Posted by gerfoto View Post
    Well yeah i know that. There are tons of photos about Flash Brackets but they do not specify you can move it this way for portrait and this way for landscape in flash photography

    Maybe you need to visit them in a store then, to actually see them. The "pictures" do work better if they show the camera and the flash. For example this one:
    CB Folding-T - Camera Flash Brackets - Products - Custom Brackets

    Click that picture of the vertical orientation too. The bracket just folds over to always keep the flash exactly over the lens.

    Brands can vary some, and some models instead just rotate the camera under the flash.
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    Re: Flash L Bracket for Landscape and Portrait

    Yeahh like that one. Thanks for your suggestion.
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