This versatile umbrella adapter (also called a swivel bracket) lets you conveniently mount a shoe-based flash and a photographic umbrella to a light stand or tripod.
The item includes the basic light stand ⁄ umbrella mount, two 5⁄8 inch brass inserts (called spigots), and a clamp style flash shoe.
This clamp style flash shoe is very secure and easily attaches to most flash units. It works especially well with the hard to fit Nikon SB-900, 800, 600 and 80DX.
The shoe has an open area under the flash contacts. The contacts just dangle in air.
One brass insert has a ¼ inch - 20 screw on one end, and a 3⁄8 inch - 16 screw on the other end. In the picture this adapter has the clamp shoe already attached to the ¼ inch end.
The other brass insert has a ¼ inch - 20 screw hole in one end, and a 3⁄8 - 16 screw hole in the other.
These brass inserts allow you to easily adapt all sorts of flash attachments to the umbrella adapter. This is a most versatile device.
The adapter will mount on both 3⁄8 inch and 5⁄8 inch light stands, and to standard tripods using one of the included brass inserts.
To add a photographic umbrella, just insert it into the hole in the bracket and tighten the securing thumbscrew.
The bracket has a convenient angle adjustment with a robust handle to secure the angle of interest.
When attached the angle position of the umbrella moves automatically with the angle position of the attached flash.
FlashZebra.com Item #0041 and Item #0200 are identical except that FlashZebra.com Item #0200 has a nicer clamp style flash shoe.
The photograph shows the included parts, and a typical setup (flash, flash cord, and light stand not included).
Price: $19.50 + shipping