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    Hi there

    I am looking at getting a flash bracket for my bird photography. Any ideas on the way to go. I have Wimberly plates on my lenses and use a sidekick with a BH-55 ballhead. I was looking at the RRS B91-b. Any suggestions?

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    Brett

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    Default Re: Flash brackets

    A friend of mine has a RRS flash bracket. He raves about how it is the best flash bracket he has ever owned.

    He's been around awhile and I think that is a very strong endorsement of the product.
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    thanks Geoff

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    If you're using a sidekick try have a look at the Wimberley brackets:

    http://www.naturescapes.net/store/produ ... =87&page=1

    it is setup for the way the camera plate attaches to the sidekick.
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    I reckon a flash bracket may be a waste of money mate. If you are looking to reduce red eye/steel eye then the effect on the most part is fairly minimal in reducing these factors. Also these are things that can be reduced in post production with digital photos anyway (flash brackets were more useful for film as there was no way of getting rid of red eye etc. after the photo was taken).
    Its just gonna be another thing for you to carry around too so I would just use the hot shoe on your camera and go for it.
    This is just my opinion of course and others may disagree, cheers Paul Randall 8-)

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    I'm planning on getting one, the trick is getting it high enough above the lens. Steel eye can be a real time waster to deal with in PS in my experience.
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    Agree Chris. I always use the flash bracket for my Mongoose when using a tripod. Not that far above the hot shoe but the difference with the 500mm with red-eye etc is major. Also brings the flash into the centre of the tripod helping balance and a small decrease in subject to flash distance.
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    Yeah, probably the lazy photographer in me speaking but worth considering

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