Adorama Universal Swivel Holder - Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Flash Mount

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About Adorama

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:
Lightweight (117),Easy to use (110),Versatile (48),Durable (47),Reliable (37),Easy to setup (23),Easy to set up (23),Consistent (22),Highly compatible (21),Professional quality (21),Compact (13),Improves performance (12) Consistent output (8),Easily adjusted (4),Good power output (4),Locks in tight (4),Good footing (3),Smooth movement (3) View All
Lacks functionality (4),Heavy / bulky (3),Unreliable (3)
Best Uses:
Portraits (92),General purpose (49),Fill flash (37),Strobe lighting (36),Artificial lighting (29),Photography (28),In the studio (26),Weddings (20),Night photography (14),Complex projects (4),Home movies (3),Photojournalism (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (41),Photo enthusiast (41),Semi-pro photographer (36),Pro photographer (16),Business owner (14),Professional (14),Semi-professional (10),Professional artist (5),Casual photographer (4)

Reviews about this item

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(based on 196 reviews)


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Most Liked Positive Review


Dandy Device

The holder had to be re-assembled into the preferred orientation, and the cold shoe had to be modified (it wouldn't allow my Nikon flashes to lock securely)but otherwise the device does everything one could ask.


Most Liked Negative Review


SB900 Problems

The flash shoe mount does not work with Nikon SB900 Flash. Manufacture of the aluminum holder depth is to big for the flash.

Reviewed by 196 customers




from VA  -  Casual Photographer

good firm tightening, not under engineered or weak feeling.




from California  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Works fine with small umbrella and flash unit.


Not Heavy Duty Enough


from Los Angeles CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I bought this to use with my new 7' Parabolic Umbrella and it can't with stand the weight of the umbrella and flashes i attached to it. Luckily I had a Manfrotto swivel holder handy that could handle the load.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


You get what you pay for!


from DC  -  Photo Enthusiast

It broke the very first time I used it. It was windy and the stand with the umbrella felt and that was it for the swivel holder. Since it is made of plastic, it broke clean in two pieces.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Precisely what I needed


from Schaumburg, IL  -  Pro Photographer

This thing is made like a tank! I have the ability to crank one of these little beauties out in my basement, but not at this price. This baby is so darn flexible you won't believe it. What I was using was garbage compared to this unit. You have total control of the amount of slippage you need for adjustment. Just take a good look at the quality of the brass inserts - WOW. Thanks Adorama - you did it again.


universal and easy to use


from ohio  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Quick set up and easy adjustments

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Solid Mount


from Pittsburg, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Pretty good mount, do note that it is mostly plastic, a very hard plastic. It works as it should, it is very good quality, and a bit on the bulky side.


Solid construction


from San Jose, CA  -  Pro Photographer

Does the job and well made.


Good to have one in your bag


from Dominican Republic  -  Pro Photographer

It is very easy to use, and comes with a cold shoe for mounting a flash, which is very useful whenever you don't have an assistant with you. Seems very solidly built


Good enough bracket


from Concord, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Well enough built bracket. I felt the screw which holds umbrella shaft is a bit weak for my 7 footer. Otherwise a good bracket.


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Questions about this item:

WAYNE F  It's difficult for me to tell from the detail description, so I have to ask: Do either of the adapters included with this holder allow you to mount it to a tripod instead of a light stand? Thanks!
RICK C  Yes, the adaptor with female threads at each end, will allow you to mount the Umbrella bracket to a tripod and not just a light stand. The female threads are two different sizes to accommodate either end of the threaded pin/bolt on the tripod head.
Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
ART G  I bought this unit after reading some online reviews. I wanted a convenient and inexpensive Umbrella Bracket/Flash Mount that also gets good marks for construction quality.
Katie T  What is the best flash to use in this and why? Thanks
ARTHER H  A great way to get flash off camera. using wireless flash to trigger my quantum or 580exii flash. swivel holder is mounted to a monopod and i use a shoot thru umbrella. good luck
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