Stroboframe has recently released the U-Pro rotating flash bracket. The key feature of the of the new U-Pro is the ability to rotate the camera itself while maintaining the position of the flash well above the lens. For a great example and testimonial of the effectiveness of this kind of rotating bracket, see Rich Legg’s recent post regarding his use of a similar bracket with a monopod. While Rich focuses on his new resolution to use a monopod more often, his rotating bracket is an integral part of his shooting.
For more info on the Stroboframe U-Pro, see the press release below.
Hauppauge, NY — January 8, 2009 – Stroboframe, a division of The Tiffen Company, a Hauppauge, New York camera accessory company, will introduce the U-Pro, the universal professional flash bracket for Digital SLR and 35mm cameras at the WPPI 09 Show. The U-Pro offers new Stroboframe design features with the same quality and engineering as its predecessors. Stroboframe U-Pro is available at photo specialty dealers nationwide. Suggested retail price is $269.95.
The Stroboframe U-Pro professional flash bracket is a fully-functioning bracket right out of the box. No need for additional accessories. The U-Pro has been specifically engineered to fit almost every digital SLR camera on the market today and in the future.
The ultra-smooth camera rotating system, featuring a stainless steel roller bearing design, locks firmly into place while providing a smooth and virtually silent 90 degree rotation. The exclusive TiltTrigger™ lets you adjust the flash up or down with click-stop precision.
The flash arm is reversible and can be mounted on either side of the rotation device to accommodate “left” and “right” handed users. Sliding vertical support provides rapid control of flash height. Oversized control knobs provide a sure grip.
The Universal Camera Mounting Plate comes with a customized scale, and can adjust to fit any DSLR. The removable support arm for setting the bracket on a table or floor offers extra stability.
The U-Pro offers significantly improved access over any professional bracket on the market. It can be mounted directly to a tripod, or attach the QR plate and mount to the Stroboframe QR Receiver (300-BASE).
The U-Pro is constructed of T6061 and T7075 aircraft aluminum and is both lightweight and durable. The U-Pro includes a QR Plate, removable kickstand, cork pad and ¼”-20 mounting knobs for camera and flash.
As with all of Stroboframe brackets, the U-Pro is backed by a 5-year warranty – your assurance of quality.
Since 1976 Stroboframe flash brackets have evolved into a comprehensive system known for innovative features and outstanding quality. Stroboframe brackets provide perfectly centered, overhead flash, eliminating side shadows and “red eye.” Stroboframe brackets are backed by a 5-year warranty for quality assurance.
About The Tiffen Company
Tiffen is a leading US manufacturer of glass filters and other fine products for digital, still, video, motion pictures and television for over 60 years. Tiffen products are used in almost every major movie and TV production around the world. Tiffen filters have earned two Technical Achievement Awards and a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for their ColorCore™ Filter Lamination Process (1985, 2000) and Ultra Contrast Filter (1993) respectively, as well as a Prime Time Emmy® Award for filter engineering excellence. The Tiffen Company in addition to their glass filters and digital imaging software feature the following lines: Davis & Sanford, Domke, Saunders Trimmers, Steadicam, Stroboframe, and Zing Designs.
For more information visit www.tiffen.com.###