Flash and Bracket for Canon 300D

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Gambo, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. Gambo

    Gambo Guest

    Slowly but surely adding to my kit. I am starting to look a flashes and
    brackets. Any suggestions from the group for a good flash and sturdy
    L-bracket? Thanks
    Gambo, Jul 15, 2005
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  2. I don't have an L-bracket but do have a 550EX and a 300D and they work well
    together. The cost is around $300.
    Charles Schuler, Jul 15, 2005
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  3. Gambo

    Gambo Guest

    Thanks...I am, assuming (uh oh), that the Canon Off Camera Shoe Cord
    will work with the Digital Rebel and the flash....
    Gambo, Jul 15, 2005
  4. Gambo

    Todd H. Guest

    It does. I use that combination frequently and have the leftover off
    shoe cord from my Elan days--works fine.

    I had a Stoboframe Pro-T bracket for a week or so. It was okay but I
    learned that I don't like L brackets and vastly prefer camera pivot
    type brackets.

    If you like L brackets though, the Pro T is nice EXCEPT it doesn't
    work useably with the battery grip. The bracket makes the vertical
    shutter button essentially inaccessible.

    I'm using mine with my old stroboframe rotary link system cira 1994.

    Best Regards,
    Todd H., Jul 15, 2005
  5. Gambo

    Skip M Guest

    I'll have to check that out, I'm using a Pro T on my 20D, and while the
    vertical grip controls are accessible, they are hard to get to.
    Otherwise, the Stroboframe Pro-T works as advertised, better than the flip
    flash, that flips to the wrong side, putting the controls at the bottom,
    rather than the top, of the camera.
    Skip M, Jul 15, 2005
  6. Gambo

    Todd H. Guest

    On the 300D, I had to hold the bracket more so than the comfy vertical
    grip in oder to snake my index finger to the vertical release.

    If I were spending money on a new bracket, I think I'd go for the
    Stroboframe Camera flip though:

    Dunno if it works with the vertical grip either, but if it does have
    the heigh clearance, it would be about hte best you can get I think
    since it leaves the whole right side of the camera free of

    I have the RL2000 leftover from the ole days and that's what I prefer
    to the Pro-T, but it doesn't work at al with the vertical grip. The
    RL2000 however, is not what I'd buy today--the way a zoom photographer
    holds the camera with your left palm under the platform, and with the
    wrist stretch you have to do to reach the zoom ring, that things will
    give you CTS in just a few short hours. Next gig I have that requires
    a flash bracket, I'm gonna pick up the Camera flip methinks.

    Best Regards,
    Todd H., Jul 15, 2005
  7. Gambo

    Don Guest


    I get mixed messages from various pro photogs. Some say getting the flash
    of the camera is a definite, others state that if set up properly and using
    the facilities of such flashes as the 580 by Canon with E-TTL 11 then you
    are better of leaving it on the camera than using a bracket (L or
    otherwise). Any views. Rig is 20D with 580ex and 420ex.

    Don, Jul 16, 2005
  8. Gambo

    Skip M Guest

    It may leave the right side of the camera free of obstruction, but what it
    does when it flips, is put the controls that were on the top of the camera
    to the bottom of it, and the vertical grip controls are over by your left
    And it says, in the B&H blurb, that it is best for cameras without large
    add-on motor drives.
    Skip M, Jul 16, 2005
  9. Gambo

    Todd H. Guest

    Que? Camera rotates counter clockwise to the shooter on these, unless
    I'm completely out to lunch.
    Oh agreed, this is probably not good for accessory grips.

    But...is there a bracket that actually works well with battery grips
    that lacks other significant annoyances? I'm starting to think 'no'.
    Todd H., Jul 16, 2005
  10. Gambo

    Skip M Guest

    It looks like it rotates clockwise, in relation to the shooter, otherwise,
    rotating counter clockwise, it would run into the handle.
    Really Right Stuff makes one, but the cost is exhorbitant.
    Skip M, Jul 16, 2005
  11. Gambo

    Todd H. Guest

    FWIW, the RL2000 I have rotates counterclockwise. I doubt they'd
    change that design that drastically because it would bury the trigger
    button at the bottom of teh grip.

    The way the pivot works and ht elink system, the camera manages to
    avoid the handle unless, as we agreed earlier, there's too much height
    (i.e. doesn't work with battery grips).

    Best Regards,
    Todd H., Jul 16, 2005
  12. Gambo

    Skip M Guest

    Yeah, but this one flips, not rotates, and the one I used to rent with the
    quantums did just that, bury the button at the bottom of the grip.
    See above, this one doesn't rotate. The lens doesn't stay at the center of
    the rotation, the camera makes a 90 deg roll.
    Skip M, Jul 16, 2005
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