Flashpoint Professional Camera / Camcorder Stabilizing Handle Bracket

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Flashpoint Professional Camera / Camcorder Stabilizing Bracket

Designed for small camcorders and HDSLRs, the Flashpoint Professional Camera / Camcorder Stabilizing Bracket provides a simple and stable platform for shooting video. With feet to allow it to be placed on any flat surface, and curved grip to facilitate low angle and quick two handed operation, this bracket makes shooting those important events much easier. The included shoe allows the added use of various video lights such as the Flashpoint 35-LED Video Light, or small boom microphones by various manufactures.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (15),Lightweight (14),Improves performance (13),Compact (9),Highly compatible (9),Professional quality (6)
Cons:
Limited compatibility (3)
Best Uses:
Home movies (11),Independent films (11),Complex projects (7),In the studio (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (10),Business owner (5),Professional artist (5),Film student (3)

Flashpoint Features

  • Provides stabilization for action video shoots
  • Shoe mount (removable) for Lights, Flashes, Arms, or Microphones
  • Foam padded handle alleviates the stress of lengthy filming
  • 5" clearence between tubes
  • Fits all cameras with common 1/4" tripod connection on the bottom of camera

Flashpoint Specifications

Material
Plastic with foam padded handle alleviates stress for lengthy shoots
Max Height
For cameras up to 5" high
Quick Release
Spare shoes sold seperatly
Warranty
1 Year full warranty

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.3

(based on 17 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome inexpensive stabilizing hand gri

This handgrip is comfortable to use, attaches easily to the bottom of your camera or camera battery grip. It has a higher clearance than other brands that I looked at that were more expensive. I chose this one mainly for the 5" clearance, so that it would take my Panasonic Lumix GH2 with battery grip attached and it does that wonderfully. The on camera flash can not be used if you wish to take pictures but for me I using the handgrip for video so that's not an issue. This does need an adjustm...

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This handgrip is comfortable to use, attaches easily to the bottom of your camera or camera battery grip. It has a higher clearance than other brands that I looked at that were more expensive. I chose this one mainly for the 5" clearance, so that it would take my Panasonic Lumix GH2 with battery grip attached and it does that wonderfully. The on camera flash can not be used if you wish to take pictures but for me I using the handgrip for video so that's not an issue. This does need an adjustment in order to use it as my battery grip has a short 1/4" threading on the base. This is easily remedied by 1-2, 1/4" x 1-1/4" fender washers purchased from your local [@] for $0.20 each UPC 030699201006. I used 2 Fender washers and it cost me about $0.52 to get a tight fit/attachment. The camera does not wobble. It is in there very securely. You add the Fender wshers by removing the original knob underneath and placing the washers between the knob and the base and re-inserting the screw. Voila. IMHO 2 washers may be the max you can use. It is an inexpensive and easy fix to have a steady, inexpensive handgrip for your DSLR. The product itself is of good quality. I have no fears that it would not support the weight of my GH2 camera. It's just what I needed and am very happy with this product.I gave it 4/5 stars only for the minor adjustment that I needed to make and for me that was not such a big deal for a product that is great in every other arena. Seriously, a $0.52 addition to the cost and a little footwork/handwork on your part shouldn't be that big of a deal either.Happy Filming!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nikon owners may need to modify

I own a Nikon D5100, I bought this to use since it would add more stability to my video's. Upon the first time trying to use it, I realized that the bottom threads even though are tightened still allowed the D5100 to move around. I spent about 2 weeks calling Adorama Customer service, trying to get to see if mine was defective, but never got a call or email back. I called one more time, and the response I got was that they would take it back and send me a new one. I tried to see if they would...

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I own a Nikon D5100, I bought this to use since it would add more stability to my video's. Upon the first time trying to use it, I realized that the bottom threads even though are tightened still allowed the D5100 to move around. I spent about 2 weeks calling Adorama Customer service, trying to get to see if mine was defective, but never got a call or email back. I called one more time, and the response I got was that they would take it back and send me a new one. I tried to see if they would see if it was a defect by trying it in the store as they promised so we wouldn't be wasting time and money going back and forth to find out the newer one may have the same issues. What I did afterwards before deciding if I was going to send it back was to undo the screw at the bottom, and added a 1/4 x 1.5" washer. Then, placed it back and it seemed to be just enough to actually tighten down the D5100 to the base. From there on the unit seems to work with much ease. I have on the top part the RODE videomic and I recorded my son playing on the playground at the beach. When reviewing the video feed it I was content that the normal shakiness of my hand was almost none existent. I do recommend this unit but just be aware of the possible modification needed.

Reviewed by 17 customers

 
3.0

Small time work

By

from Conroe, TX  -  Semi-Pro Photographer

Good handle overall, but it is too small to hold camera with extra battery grip. If your camera doesn't have a battery grip then it would be a great asset to your equipment. Extremely light weight(without camera attached), and allows for some really cool angles.

 
5.0

Amazing low cost... Well built...

By

from Macy, IN  -  Hobbyist

I likes it a lot. Awesome! Inexpensive well built quality. It feels comfort with carry around and filming shot. Excellent for beginner experiences. Some camera model mounted pan may be technically problem. Due heights of mounting stud which result slightly secure or damages if over-tighten. I recommended with washer disc through mounting stud from underneath of the pan (unscrew all the way out then install them and put back together) which prevents losing washer in the future. Foam handle will eventually weary-out after several usage. Just wrapping around with any sticky tapes or wear ones with working glove. Cons: Not design for sporty or action which due low-cost quality may damages. Heavy objects will crease plastic frame such as handle properly.

 
4.0

Handy & lightweight

By

from Chennai, TN, India  -  Professional Artist

Great for outdoor & action shoots. Compare to others, adorama price is very less.

 
5.0

Impressed

By

from Phoenix, AZ  -  Hobbyist

Use it at church for mobile shots for short videos, video updates, blogs, interviews when obviously not using tripod.

 
4.0

ALTERNATE USES

By

from GLEN BURNIE, MD  -  Hobbyist

I purchased this device to support a flash slave unit to light large areas. I will have to make an adapter to attach my SONY ALPHA 350 flash shoe, but that shouldn't be too difficult! The unit should be sturdy enough to support the weight of most flash units.

 
4.0

Good value

By

from atlanta, ga  -  Professional Artist

Haven't had a chance to use it much yet. Did have to get a washer to stabilize my D5100, but with the washer, rock steady. Don't know how more expensive versions of this would be any better.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for the price!

By

from Tampa, FL  -  Pro Photovideographer

First off, I've seen the same product elsewhere for more money, sometimes double Adorama's price! It won't replace a SteadiCam or similar product, but it does make DSLR video easier, steadier, and more creative than sitting on a tripod. Presumably it would work well with smaller camcorders too. One note: most DSLRs with battery grips won't fit comfortably; OTOH you can access the battery door.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Nice price what more could you ask for

By

from Wilm,DE  -  Business Owner

Seen other brands very over priced this is just as good as the others for a lot less

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great accesorie for my JVC GZHD7

By

from Atlanta GA  -  Business Owner

Well this is a good stuff for my JVC GZHD7 and not that good with my NIKON D7000 you will need to use a nut to thigh the screw holder under the camera, other way the screw goes to the end but the camera is not thigh enough, beside that everything is good for the porpuse

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Awesome inexpensive stabilizing hand gri

By

from Jacksonville, FL  -  Photographer

This handgrip is comfortable to use, attaches easily to the bottom of your camera or camera battery grip. It has a higher clearance than other brands that I looked at that were more expensive. I chose this one mainly for the 5" clearance, so that it would take my Panasonic Lumix GH2 with battery grip attached and it does that wonderfully. The on camera flash can not be used if you wish to take pictures but for me I using the handgrip for video so that's not an issue. This does need an adjustment in order to use it as my battery grip has a short 1/4" threading on the base. This is easily remedied by 1-2, 1/4" x 1-1/4" fender washers purchased from your local [@] for $0.20 each UPC 030699201006. I used 2 Fender washers and it cost me about $0.52 to get a tight fit/attachment. The camera does not wobble. It is in there very securely. You add the Fender wshers by removing the original knob underneath and placing the washers between the knob and the base and re-inserting the screw. Voila. IMHO 2 washers may be the max you can use. It is an inexpensive and easy fix to have a steady, inexpensive handgrip for your DSLR. The product itself is of good quality. I have no fears that it would not support the weight of my GH2 camera. It's just what I needed and am very happy with this product.I gave it 4/5 stars only for the minor adjustment that I needed to make and for me that was not such a big deal for a product that is great in every other arena. Seriously, a $0.52 addition to the cost and a little footwork/handwork on your part shouldn't be that big of a deal either.Happy Filming!!

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Shopper  Will this fit a t3i with a battery grip?
MICHAEL M  I DO NOT KNOW THE HEIGHT OF YOUR CAMERA WITH BATTERY GRIP, SO I CAN'T SAY. IF YOU AIM THE CAMERA ACROSS THE LENGTH OF THE DEVICE IT SHOULD, BUT THE OPEN END MAY BE TOO NARROW.
aaron b  What's the difference between this and the opteka x grip?
LUIS F  I don't really know the difference because i don't own the other brand but by looking on line for one vs the other, I couldn't see any difference, I think the other brand is light metal and this one wich I bought couple weeks ago is good to my opinion, light weight, shoe thing to atach light or microphone, or any thing you want, also one of the great thing I found is that, you can even atach it to a tripod because the screw that's in bottom to hold the camera also has a hole where you place your tripod adapter then you are able to use it with or with out tripod, also the price is a big difference I bough this to try it and see if it is good to my necessity and yes it meet my expectation, I hope been helpful
Cheryl L  Does a bracket like this exist that has a shutter release button at the hand grip?
MICHAEL M  I HAVE NOT SEEN SUCH AN ITEM, BUT THEN GAIN, I HAVEN'T BEEN LOOKING FOR ONE.
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