Stroboframe Pro-T/Press-T Flash Accessories

Pro-T/Press-T

The Pro-T and Press-T are flash-rotating brackets. Both are light, compact and fast-handling with swinging flash arm to keep the flash centered over the lens for both horizontal and vertical compositions. Unlike conventional brackets, the PRO-T is designed for you to hold the camera rather than the bracket, for a more natural way of shooting. Also allows you to instantly switch between horizontal and vertical compositions.

User Reviews (5)

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Tony Zipple   Expert [Jun 18, 2002]
Strength:

Quality. Design. Flexibility. Weight.

Weakness:

Price. By the time you add an antitwist bracket and a flash mount (both essentials in my opinion) you are at $105-110. Also, no tripod mount. Screw mount for body is a bit clumsy, but designed to allow low bracket mass and the ability to stand upright.

Well made, well designed, sturdy. It gets the flash way up (which I like). It is light but rigid enough to use with 645 format gear. Good accessories available. Best bracket around for bodies with bulit in "handles" like modern 35 mm bodies. It lets me handle the camera in a more natural way.

Customer Service

Never needed

Similar Products Used: Several over the years. All OK. I have 3 Pro-T's at this point and use nothing else.
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RATING
5
VALUE
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5
kilowhiskey99   Intermediate [Jun 04, 2002]
Strength:

Durable, nice grip, the kickstand is handy, has a loop to keep the flash cord tied up.

Weakness:

When doing vertical shots, the kickstand rests against my middle finger of my right hand, during long shoots, the metal pressing agiinst my finger was hurting, I solved this by lining the kickstand with a small strip of foam rubber/felt.

I use this bracket with an F100 & MB-15 grip. It allows you to hold your camera just like normal, but gets the flash up and above the lens for red-eye and shadow reduction. One nice thing about this bracket is that it has a "kickstand" that you can pull out if you want to set the camera down and not have it tip forward. I did have to put some felt on this "kickstand" because it was a little uncomfortable where it rested against my hand during long photo shoots.

Customer Service

n/a

Similar Products Used: Qwikflip bracket-Didn't like with the F100.
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5
VALUE
RATING
5
terryit3   Intermediate [Apr 11, 2002]
Strength:

Nice and durable. I''ve dropped mine and kicked it around a few times, and it hardly even scratched it. Very nice when used with the anti-twist plate.

Weakness:

The cost is a bit much, but it''s a nice bracket! You have to buy an off camera shoe cord, but that''s not really a weakness, just an added expense.

This item is essential for wedding photographers or photojournalists. It drops the shadows below the subject so they are not as noticeable. I did find a mistake in another review however. The bottom of the bracket has a tripod socket, so even if your camera''s tripod socket is taken by the bracket, you can attach ther bracket to the tripod (On the Pro-T anyways).

Customer Service

Don''t need it. It''s not a hard product to figure out.

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5
VALUE
RATING
4
BobH   Intermediate [Jan 18, 2002]
Strength:

Amazingly Easy to use?xD;?xA;Durable?xD;?xA;Effectively kills red-eye (although not green-eye in my dog) and lowers shadaws?xD;?xA; behind the subject where they''''re not so noticable?xD;?xA;Looks really impressive on your camera

Weakness:

Attaches to camera tripod socket camera so it can''''t?xD;?xA; be used with camera on tripod.?xD;?xA;Also requires a camera-specific and extra-cost?xD;?xA; anti-twist plate?xD;?xA;Also requires extra-cost remote flash cable

Excellent accessory for improving flash pictures?xD;?xA;Sturdy, simple and extremely easy to use (Press-T)?xD;?xA;"Accessories" required to make it work

Customer Service

Never had to use it

Similar Products Used: None
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5
VALUE
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4
Charles Hess   Expert [Jan 17, 2002]
Strength:

Allows you to hold the camera rather than the grip; very easy to flip the flash when camera turned to vertical.

Weakness:

small plastic tab that holds sync cord to grip broke after a few uses, though not having it has not interfered with ease of use.

Sturdy bracket designed for pro SLRs with battery grip. Camera(F5)felt very balanced with the grip and Vivitar 285HV attached. Flash remains upright and approx. 10" above lens at all times.

Customer Service

not needed

Similar Products Used: none
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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