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About Flashpoint

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.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (10),Lightweight (5),Compact (4),Durable (3),Improves performance (3)
Best Uses:
In the studio (4),Portraits (4),Fill flash (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (4),Pro photographer (3)

Flashpoint Features

  • New design. Easier to pack in lighting case

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
3.9

(based on 15 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

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  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Solid

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.

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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....

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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.

Reviewed by 15 customers

 
5.0

Works great!

By

from Philadelphia, PA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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

 
5.0

Good product

By

from Alabama

Good quality & price. I would reccomend it.

 
1.0

JUNK!! Do not purchase this!!

By

from Fort Collins, CO  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.

 
2.0

parts didn't fit

By

from Albany, NY USA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.

 
5.0

STABLE, FLEXIBLE

By

from RANCHO CUCAMONGA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

JUNK

By

from Milwaukee  -  Pro Photographer

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!

 
5.0

It does what it's supposed to .

By

from Navarre , Florida  -  Pro Photographer

At a little less than half the price of a name brand this is a good deal .

 
5.0

I'll probably be buying this item again.

By

from Carlsbad, N.M.  -  Pro Photographer

Very good item for the price.

 
4.0

Would buy again

By

from Fort Wayne, IN  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.

 
5.0

I may buy more

By

from Sacramento CA  -  Photojournalist

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.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
GERARD J  Adaptable to my needs.
Shopper  will this fit on a trypod?
J CHRIS H  It comes with a 1/4 x 20 brass barrel adapter that will screw onto the top of a tripod head. The other end of the barrel has a 3/8th thread to fit a tripod top. So yes it will fit onto a tripod.
Ike C  What I find with majority of umbrella swivel adapters is that the speed light ends up not pointing at the center of the umbrella. I will be using a Yongnuo RF-603 radio trigger attached to the bottom of my Yongnuo 465 speed light, which will make my speed light higher and when mounted to this umbrella adapter, the beam might not point to the center of the umbrella. 1. Can you tell me what your experience is with aiming the speed light at the center of the umbrella for a more even light diffusion? 2. When you mount the umbrella, does the umbrella rod come out angled about 10 degrees, thereby making the speed light point at the center of the umbrella or is the rod horizontal? As far as I know, only Lumopro LP633 and Manfrotto 026 make the umbrella hole angled. Thanks for your answers. This is a great site!
BRIAN B  Sorry but I don't use this bracket for umbrellas...just the flash alone and it works well for that.
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