The Universal Swivel Holder tilts 180° horizontally and swivels a complete 360° left and right. This multi purpose accessory will hold an umbrella and comes complete with a removable shoe for mounting a small flash or using 1/4 x 20 screw threaded accessories. It will mount on 1/4 or 3/8 threaded tops or onto studs up to 5/8". Precision metal casting.
Most Liked Positive Review
Was skeptical about this at the price, but it's proved itself. It's more compact than the Adorama branded version. Solid design with minimal plastic. I've picked up several more since my first purchase. Do note, the umbrella mount is not angled.
Most Liked Negative Review
Not quite 'Universal'
Okay, first off let me say it's not bad for the price. I suggest paying more for true versatility. It is made from cast metal and seems decent enough. The swivel has teeth so your stuck with where it seats. The term 'universal' should be removed from the description - here's why: While the adapter itself may be mostly universal, the two brass studs that come with it are not. The female stud works only in the end where you would mount it to the stand - It will go in a little more than 1/2 way....View full Review
Okay, first off let me say it's not bad for the price. I suggest paying more for true versatility. It is made from cast metal and seems decent enough. The swivel has teeth so your stuck with where it seats. The term 'universal' should be removed from the description - here's why: While the adapter itself may be mostly universal, the two brass studs that come with it are not. The female stud works only in the end where you would mount it to the stand - It will go in a little more than 1/2 way. The male stud won't even go in that part of the unit, but fits fine in the other end (the part with the umbrella hole). So, not very universal. The shoe holding thumb screw striped upon first use.It seems that the screw is not quite the perfect fit, but something just to make it look complete. Lastly, the bolt used to tighten the swivel it a bit too long despite the added washer it uses. This allows slack and removes a tight lock - which is what you want - not for the thing to suddenly change position and send your gear for a landing on your clients head. Adding a second washer would most likely fix the issue. Overall it's ok. Keep the assigned studs in their place and add the second washer and you'll be fine. Oh, and on a trivial note, the 1/4" female was not centered in the stud.
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Was putting together a lightweight take along setup of stands and umbrellas to use with some older but highly functional strobes, and one of my old holders was really beat. This device is simple, well made and inexpensive - perfect for my needs
Good quality & price. I would reccomend it.
The metal collar does not fit right in the top. When you screw it down tight, it ends up crooked against the wall of the tube (unlike what the picture shows on the website). This thing was designed poorly. You're better off spending a few bucks more for a decent one. To be fair, after much run around, Adorama refunded my money and let me keep it anyway. However, it's so useless that even being free, I will not be using it.
Brass adapter wouldn't fit in the aluminum casing I had to file and sand brass adapter in order for it to fit. In the 5 years I have purchased items from Adorama this is the first problem I have had, their service is prompt and their integrity is very good. They just need to have a chat with the manufacturer.
The metal piece didn't fit securely, which rendered the product useless. I sent it back and had to pay shipping for this piece of junk!
At a little less than half the price of a name brand this is a good deal .
Very good item for the price.
Very sturdy construction, heavy weight. The only downside is the screws which hold the flash to the holder strip very easily. But you can use the flash turn knob to secure the flash to the holder.
I had an old studio strobe unit that had an odd fitting and would not fit a standard stand. The Flashpoint Swivel worked perfectly. I can see this holder could be used in many ways. It is also well made.