Q.  What bracket is best for my camera?
 
Questions you need to ask yourself:
1.      Do you have a Camera with a Built-in or Accessory Grip?
2.      Do you have a Camera without a Built-in or Accessory Grip?
3.      Do you have a Square Format Camera?
4.      Will you be using a camera with accessory battery packs or motor drives?
5.      What bracket style do you prefer?
               a.      Camera Rotating
               b.      Flash Rotating
After you’ve answered the above questions, refer to the chart below for a list of brackets that are recommended for your camera.
 
 
Digital, 35mm or Medium Format Cameras
Square-Format/ Rotating Back Cameras
Brackets for Cameras with built-in or accessory grips
Brackets for cameras without built-in or accessory grips
Pro-RL
Pro-T
Press-T
Camera Flip
R4b
RL 2000
Quick Flip
Strobo flip
Folding Flip
Pro-SQ
QR66
"Natural" shooting style bracket – no cable release needed
X
X
 X
X
 
 
X
X
X
X
X
Left-grip style bracket – requires use of cable release
 
 
 
 
X
X
 
 
 
 
 
Camera rotates, for vertical compositions
X
 
 
X
X
X
 
 
 
 
 
Flash rotates, for vertical compositions
 
X
X
 
 
 
X
X
X
 
 
Accepts all flash mounts
X
X
X
X
X
X
 
 
 
X
X
Accepts Camera Anti-Twist Plates
X
X
X
X
X
X
 
X
X
X
 
Bracket base mates directly with QRC

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

Accommodates cameras with accessory battery packs or motor drives

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

 

X

Bracket weight (oz.)

33

14

11

16

28

19

10

8.5

8.8

29

15/22

Flash height over lens (in.)
11-18
12
10
12
12.5
10.5
11.5
7.5
11.5
11-18
11-16/13
 
Q.  What is an AT-Plate and what does it do?
A.  An AT-Plate is an Anti-twist plate that is camera specific. These plates act as an interface between the camera and bracket. They pin-register to the bracket and conform to the camera’s baseplate. This locks the camera to the bracket to prevent twisting.
 
Q. Which AT-Plate will fit my camera?
 A. Please refer to the AT-Plate compatibility chart below.
 
CAMERA ANTI TWIST PLATES FOR DIGITAL CAMERAS
(Mount between camera and Stroboframe bracket camera platform to prevent camera from twisting.)
Digital Camera Models
AT-Plate CAT. NO.
Canon EOS 10D, Canon EOS Digital Rebel,
Canon EOS 1Ds, Nikon D2h
300-EOS
Canon EOS 10D w/ Battery Pack
CORK PAD*
Canon EOS Rebel XT w/ Battery Pack
CORK PAD*
Canon EOS 1D, Canon EOS Digital Rebel w/ Vertical Grip, Canon EOS 20D w/ Battery Pack, Canon EOS 30D, EOS 30D w/Battery Pack, Canon EOS 1D Mark II, Nikon D1h, Nikon D2hs
300-BEI
Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
300-FS1
Fuji Finepix S7000, S3 Pro, Nikon D100, Pentax *istD, Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro, Canon EOS 20D, Canon EOS Rebel XT
300-SLR
Kodak DCS Pro 14n
CORK PAD*
Kodak Easyshare DX6490
CORK PAD*
Nikon D1X
300-NF5
Nikon D70
300-NF4
Nikon Coolpix 5700
CORK PAD*
Olympus E-1
CORK PAD*
Olympus E-1 w/ Battery Pack
CORK PAD*
*AT-Plate not applicable: cork pad (supplied with all Stroboframe brackets) provides adequate anti-twist prevention.
 
FLASH ANTI-TWIST PLATES
(Mount between flash and flash arm to prevent flash from twisting.)
Flash Models
AT-Plate CAT. NO.
Nikon SC-17 off-camera cord
300-C17
Nikon SC-29 off-camera cord- NEW!
300-C29
Quantum Q-Flash
300-QFL
Lumedyne flash heads
300-LUM
 
CAMERA ANTI TWIST PLATES
(Mount between camera and Stroboframe bracket camera platform to prevent camera from twisting.)
Camera Models
AT-Plate CAT. NO.
35mm SLR CAMERAS (unless otherwise specified) , Nikon Coolpix Cameras, Nikon N80, Nikon N80 w/MB16 Grip
300-SLR
Bronica ETR
300-ETR
Bronica ETR with speed grip
300-ETR
Bronica ETR with motor (on Pro-RL only)
CORK PAD*
Bronica SQA
300-SQA
Bronica SQA with speed grip on Pro-SQ
CORK PAD*
Bronica SQA with motor (on Pro-SQ only)
CORK PAD*
Bronica GS1
300-GS1
Bronica GS1 with speed grip
300-ETR
Canon EOS-1N, EOS-1,  EOS IV and EOS-3, Canon Elan 7 w/ BP 300, EOS 1V-35
300-EOS
Canon EOS-1 and EOS-1N with BP-E1 or E1, Canon D30 w/BG-ED3, Canon Elan 7, Canon EOS 3 w/ Vertical Grip, Canon 1V-35 w/ Battery Pack
300-BE1
Canon A2, Nikon F6
300-H35
Canon A2, A2E with VG10 vertical grip
300-VG1
Canon Elan II and Elan IIE with BP-50
300-BP5
Canon Elan and Elan II
300-H35
Hasselblad
300-HAS
Mamiya (all except Mamiya 6)
300-MAM
Minolta 800SI
CORK PAD*
Minolta Maxxum 9
300-H35
Nikon F5, Nikon F6 w/ MB40
300-NF5
Nikon F4 with MB21 battery pack
300-NF4
Nikon F4 with MB20 battery pack
300-H35
Nikon N90, N90s, F100, D1X 
300-H35
Nikon N90s with MB10 or F100 with MB15
300-BE1
Nikon F4 and F4e with MB23
300-BE1
Pentax 645 and 645N
300-PTX
Pentax 6x7 (on Pro-T only)
300-PTX
*AT-Plate not applicable: cork pad (supplied with all Stroboframe brackets) provides adequate anti-twist prevention.
 
If you do not see your camera listed above, please contact Tiffen at techsupport@tiffen.com
 
Q: I recently purchased the Stroboframe 350 but cant figure out how to use it. How do I use the pivoting arm. If there is any owner’s manual or if someone can enlighten me that would be great!
 
A: There really is no instruction manual for the Stroboframe 350 bracket and you best bet would be to take it down to your local photo specialty retailer and have him go over its operation with you. The only tip we can give you is when you want to shoot vertical pictures, turn your camera to vertical position and fold the flash arm up.
 
Q: I recently purchased the 310-635 Quick Flip and was able to buy a Nikon SC-17 cable for my Nikon SB-600. For the life of me I cannot figure out how this will all work with the Quick Flip. I am totally on my own starting out. Any suggestions?
 
A: To use the flash connector, remove the flash shoe from the top of the bracket and use the mounting screw to attach the module on the cord to the top. You won't be able to use an anti-twist plate on the camera with this setup, but you can use it for the flash.
 
Q: Which model Stroboframe flash bracket is best for a Nikon D200 and SB800 flash? I’ll be using it mostly for wedding photography.
 
A: The Stroboframe bracket that is best for your Nikon D200 outfit depends on how you use it. If you want to rotate the camera, go with the Pro RL--otherwise we'd go with the Pro-T.
 
 
Q: Can you please tell what the most popular Stroboframe Flash Bracket is?
 
A:  Our most popular flash bracket is the Stroboframe Quick Flip 350, Item #310-635. Our second most popular bracket is the Stroboframe Camera Flip, Item #310-900.
 
 
Q: I have used your excellent Stroboframe bracket for a number of years. I recently purchased the new Canon EOS 30D Digital SLR and require the appropriate anti-twist plate for the camera.. Will you please let me know which anti-twist-plate I require?
 
A: The proper anti-twist plate for your Canon 30D without battery pack is the 300-SLR. If you use it with the battery pack, you'll need a 300-BE1.
 
Q: I own a couple of the Canera Flip brackets and they work great. I have just upgraded my camera and flash and will be using the Olympus FL-50 with the hot shoe adapter FL-CB05. The fitting on the hot shoe adapter of the FL-CB05 that will sit on the Stroboframe is a 1/4" tripod female screw
thread. The existing hot shoe adapter on the top of the Stroboframe also has a 1/4" tripod female screw thread. Do you sell a male-to-male adapter to make this work or is there another workaround
 
A: Sorry, but we don't have a male-to-male adapter that will let you attach your Olympus adapter to your Stroboframe bracket, but that is exactly what you will need if you want to be able to attach and removed it easily. Twist ties, rubber bands, duct tape, and clamps may work in a pinch, but you're better off making a male-to-male screw adapter from hardware parts yourself or having one made at a local machine shop.
 
Q: I am a serious amateur with a Nikon D200 looking to improve my flash photography - especially indoor sports (rapid switching from horizontal to vertical) and portraits.  I cannot figure out which bracket might be best suited for my application. Two questions: 1. What do you suggest for my application? Seems like either the Pro RL or the Pro T? Interested in your recommendation and rationale. 2. Also what other accessories should I consider to really upgrade my flash photography capability?
 
A: Either the Pro RL or Pro T bracket will work well with your Nikon D200--it's a matter of personal choice. With the Pro T, you turn the camera and flip the flash when shooting verticals; with the Pro RL the flash stays in position and you rotate the entire camera-plus-flash setup. Obviously, the prime element in upgrading your system will be the flash unit itself, and in that case Nikon's own SB-800 is the one most pros use.
 
Q: I would like to purchase a Stroboframe flash bracket for my Canon digital SLR however I am getting conflicting information from various sources.  I have a Canon 20D with a battery grip, a 30D without a battery grip and a 5D without a battery grip.  I was considering the Pro-T quick flip, but your chart recommends something different for the SLRs without the battery grip. If I purchase the Pro-T, will I only be able to use the 20D with the battery pack? Furthermore, which anti-twist plate should I purchase?
 
A: The Pro-T quick flip is an excellent choice for all three of your Canon digital EOS models, but you will need to use different anti-twist plates for each. The 20D with battery pack takes a 300-BE1; the 30D without battery pack takes a 300-SLR (which will also work with your 20D if you use it without the battery pack). The 5D without battery pack takes a 300-EOS anti-twist plate; if you add a battery pack to the 5D, you'll need to get a 300-NF5 plate.
 
Q. Are replacement parts available for my bracket?
A. Yes, please see your local Tiffen dealer to order parts. If you are unsure of the catalog number of the part you need, please contact techsupport@tiffen.com for assistance.
 
Q. What is a Stroboframe “QRC”?
A.  A “QRC” is a Camera Auto Quick Release system. It is a compact, low-profile quick release that automatically docks and locks your camera or bracket to a tripod. It releases with a press of the locking lever. The QRC is also perfect for use with studio stand and copy stands. Compatible with Digital, 35mm and medium format cameras. The system consists of a QR Receiver, which is mounted to the tripod, and a QR Plate, which is attached to the camera. Many of our brackets have an Integral QR Plate built in.
 
Q: I was looking to buy a Press-T and I have a Canon EOS 30D, and was wondering what plate would match.
 
A: The proper anti-twist plate for your Canon 30D on a Stroboframe Press-T bracket would be the 300-SLR for the camera alone or the 300-BE1 if you're using it with a battery pack.
 
Q: The 300EOS anti-twist plate is stated to work with the Nikon D2H, but 
the 300BE1 is also stated to work with the Nikon D2Hs.  Since these two bodies are identical, wouldn't the 300EOS also work with the D2Hs?
 
A: Our official recommendation for the Nikon D2Hs is the 300BE1 anti-twist plate, but the 300EOS may work satisfactorily as well. If you already have a 300EOS anti-twist, plate, by all means try it on your D2Hs, but if you're buying one specifically for that model, we'd go with the 300BE1.
 
Q: I purchased a Stroboframe Quick Flip 350 and a Nikon D70 anti-twist plate, and the camera mounting screw is just a little too short to go through the bracket and the plate and still screw solidly into my camera. Do you sell a slightly longer camera mounting screw?
 
A: According to our tech department you have the wrong application. Anti- twist plates cannot be used with the Quick Flip 350. That's why the screw is coming up short. You might be able to rig a workable solution if you can come up with a longer screw that has no threads at the base of the shaft.
 
Q: Hi, I have a Nikon D200 and plan to buy a Nikon SB-800 Speedlight flash, weight 12.3 oz. I am looking at the Press T (310-810). My camera doesn't have a built-in grip but I like ability to rotate the camera. Is this a good choice? What if any additional accessories do I need? e.g. Quick Release. I mostly work from a bag in the field and I frequently use a tripod. I know that the bracket base mates directly with QRC, but which QRC do I need? And which anti-twist plate do I need?
 
 
A: First of all, you should be aware that the Press-T is a bracket where you physically turn the camera and the flash arm has to be rotated. The Press-T is a good choice for your Nikon D200 as is the Pro-T. As for a quick release, the 300-QRC can be used in between the camera and bracket as well as on the tripod. As far as anti-twist plates are concerned, you'll need the 300-C29 for the flash and 300-SLR for the camera.
 
Q: I just bought two Stroboframe Press T brackets for weddings but didn't buy the anti-twist plates for the cameras--mistake.  I can't figure out which one to buy for my Canon 20D's.  Which product will work for those cameras? Note: I don't use the vertical grips with them.
 
A: The correct anti-twist plate to use with your Canon EOS 20D's without battery pack is the 300-SLR. Should you ever decide to mount the BD-E2 Battery Pack on your cameras, the 300 BE-1 anti-twist plate is the one to use.
 
Q: Which anti twist plate for a Pro-T bracket and a Nikon D200?
 
A: The correct anti-twist plate for your Nikon D200 (with or without battery pack) is the 300-SLR.
 
Q: We have a customer that has a Pro-TM bracket (made especially for Mamiya 6x7 cameras).  He now has a Fuji S3 camera, and need to know if the SBF-300-SLR anti-twist plate will be usable on his bracket.
 
A: The Pro-TM bracket can be used with a Fuji S3, but you will probably have to remove the "lip" on the mounting bracket that is held on with small screws. This will allow the camera to mount securely (that is, flat) on the mounting plate. By the way we’re not sure about your prefix SBF in describing the anti-twist plate--we list it as a 300-SLR.
 
Q: Which flash bracket and what accessories for it would I need to purchase for the Nikon D200?  I was interested in the convenience of the Folding Flip.   I wasn't sure what flash mount, cord, etc. needed or if it would even work.
    
A: What you need is as Stroboframe 310-625 bracket with a 300-SLR anti-twist plate, and a 300C29 anti-twist plate for your flash. However, while this is a very convenient setup, it will not work if you add the extra battery pack to your D200.
 
Q: Which anti twist plate do you recommend for the Nikon D200 with the battery grip on a Pro-T bracket?
 
A: The 300 SLR anti-twist plate is the one recommended for the Nikon D200 with battery grip on the Pro-T bracket. You won't have access to the battery compartment with this setup in place, but you can take well over 1000 shots with a fully charged battery so this is only a minor problem.
 
Q: I have the D200 with the MB-200 vertical grip, SB-800 flash attached by SC-29 sync cord. I was thinking about getting the Pro-t or Press-T Stroboframe. Which, if any, anti-twist plates would I need?
 
A: You will need a 300-SLR anti-twist plate for your D200 and a 300-SC29 for your flash with SC-29 cord.
 
Q: I have a Nikon D70 and Press-T.  I currently am not using an anti-twist bracket.  I know that I'd need 300-NF4 to fit D70. I also have a Nikon D200 on order, with the MB-200 vertical grip.  Will the same 300-NF4 fit, or is there another option - both with and without the MB-200 attached?
 
A: The 300-NF4 anti-twist plate will not work on the Nikon D200, but there's good news. The 300-SLR anti-twist plate will work properly with your D200 with or without the vertical grip.
 
Q: Which anti-twist plate should I use with a Stroboframe Pro-T bracket on my Canon EOS 30D, both with and without the battery pack?
 
A: If you're using your Canon EOS 30D with a battery pack, the 300BE1anti-twist plate is the right one for your Pro-T bracket. If you're not using a battery pack on your 30D, uses the 300SLR anti-twist plate/
 
Q: I have just purchased a Pro-T for my EOS 5D and flash. The problem I am having is that I cannot use the secondary shutter release on the battery/accessory grip attached to the camera with the Pro-T fitted and that the supplied anti-twist plate prevents me from opening the battery door. Although the second problem is a minor one, the first is a big issue when shooting weddings. Do you know of a workaround to solve the issue? The camera just needs to be mounted a few millimeters to the left on the base plate but the mounting screw isn't designed to fit through any of the other holes.
 
A: There are two anti-twist plates available for the Pro-T bracket--code #s 300NFS and 300VG1. I suggest you try both at your local camera store to see whether you can mount the camera so the release on the battery/accessory grip is accessible. Other 5D users have mentioned the battery door problem, so we assume there is no simple solution. Any other fix may involve physically modifying the plate.
 
Q: I am using a Hassleblad 503C/W with a Quantum flash. I was told to get a Stroboframe bracket - which I did. I need an anti twist plate to secure my camera to the frame. Also, the screw that holds the camera to the "quick flip 120 frame has bad threads. Will I need to order another with the anti-twist plate?
 
A: What you need, if you don't already have one is an anti-twist plate, code # 300HAS for your Hasselblad, and a new camera-mounting knob for your quick flip 120 frame. Its code # is 903-108-10KB. Both items can be ordered from your local Tiffen dealer or whoever sold you the Stroboframe.
 
Q: If I'm using a Nikon SB600 or SB800 flash on my DSLR. Should I be using the Flip Flash brackets to keep the flash coverage in the same orientation as the camera’s format—portrait or landscape?
 
A: Generally, the orientation of the flash will not make much of a difference in your results when shooting at normal or telephoto focal lengths. However, when shooting with, say, a 24mm-equivalent wild-angle lens where the flash beam barely covers the format, having the flash horizontally oriented when shooting horizontals and vice versa can minimize light falloff at the edges and corners of the frame. In such cases, the use of a Stroboframe Flip Flash bracket will certainly help.
 
Q: Can the flash shoe be removed from the Quick Flip and Flash Flip brackets to allow a 1/4x20 screw mounted flash to be installed on the bracket? Which bracket will support a Quantum T4D flash, which does not have a shoe but only a 1/4x20 screw hole on the bottom. My cameras are Nikon D70 and Hasselblad.
 
A: The flash shoe can be removed from any of the brackets. They are held in place by a 1/4 x 20 screw.  Mounting your Quantum flash head will be no problem, but because of the size of the flash, we would recommend the Stroboframe 310-700 Pro-RL or the 300-900 Camera Flip bracket. Both brackets allow you to rotate the camera and while the flash remains stationary.
 
Q: I have a question about the Stroboframe camera Flip Flash bracket.  On your website it is listed in the category of "Brackets for Cameras with built-in or accessory grips."  However, I am getting conflicting information from others who have purchased this bracket.  I would be using the bracket with a Canon Digital Rebel XT with Canon BG-E3 battery grip and Canon off camera shoe cord 2 (the 2' long coiled cord) and a Sigma EF-500 DG Super flash.  I am hearing from people on Internet that when the camera with grip is mounted and rotated to portrait orientation the cord will hit the bracket. Can you confirm if the information on your website is correct?  This bracket would suit my needs but not if I can't use it in portrait orientation.
 
A: What you read on the Internet about the cord hitting the bracket when shooting verticals is correct. If you want to use the setup you describe and flip the camera, we would recommend the Stroboframe Pro RL bracket. If you want to flip the flash, use the Pro-T.
 
Q: Has Stroboframe/Tiffen made a decision as to which flash bracket to use with the Nikon D50? 
 
A: The least expensive pro quality flash bracket for your Nikon D50 is the Stroboframe Quick Flip 350, which lists for $66 but is often sold for less. However, if you shoot a lot of vertical flash pictures, a more convenient choice is the Stroboframe Camera Flip bracket, which list for $97.95, and is also often sold at a discount.
 
Q: I need to know which anti-twist plate I would need for my Stroboframe Pro-T for use with a Nikon D70 and a Nikon D200?
 
A: There is no single anti-twist plate that will work with both the Nikon D70 and D200. You will need a 300-NF4 for the D70 and a 300-SLR for the D200. The latter setup will work with or without the battery pack.
 
Q: I have a Nikon D200 and plan to buy a Nikon SB-800 Speedlight flash, weight 12.3 oz. I am looking at the Stroboframe Press T (310-810) bracket. First, my camera doesn't have a built-in grip but I like ability to rotate camera. Is this a good choice? What if any additional accessories do I need? e.g. Quick Release. I mostly work from a bag in the field and I frequently use a tripod. The bracket base mates directly with the QRC, but which QRC do I need? It accepts an anti-twist plate, but what’s the proper one?
 
A: First of all, please understand that the Press-T is a bracket where you physically turn the camera and the then rotate the flash arm to the proper orientation. The Press-T is a good choice for the D-200 as is the
Pro-T.  In terms of a quick release we recommend the 300-QRC, which can be used in between the camera and bracket as well as on a tripod. As far as anti-twist plates are concerned, you'll need the 300-C29 for the flash and 300-SLR for the camera.
 
Q: Which anti-twist plate for a Pro-T bracket and a Nikon D200?
 
A: The correct anti-twist plate for your Nikon D200 (with or without battery pack) is the 300-SLR.
 
Q: I need a good low cost flash bracket for my Canon EIS Rebel XT. What do you suggest? Also I need a sync cord. Where do I get those?
 
A: We suggest you get a Stroboframe Quick-Flip 350 bracket for your EOS Rebel XT. It retails for about $48. You will also need a PC cord, a standard item available from any local photo retailer.
 
Q: I am very interested in purchasing one of your Stroboframe flash brackets and would like to know what configuration I should choose for my Nikon D2X and Nikon SB800 Flash. I use the camera on a Manfrotto  058 tripod with a three way 029 head, which uses hex quick- release plates.
 
A: The best all-around Stroboframe bracket for your Nikon D2X/SB-800 combo is the Pro-T, which lets you flip the flash and turn the camera. It's compact, lightweight and sturdy. If you prefer to flip the camera, the Pro-RL is a good choice also. Both units have a tripod socket so you can mount them on your Manfrotto tripod.
 
Q: I have a Nikon D200 with the MB-200 vertical grip, SB-800 flash attached via SC-29 sync cord. I was thinking about getting the Pro-T or Press-T Stroboframe bracket. Which, if any, anti-twist plates would I need?
 
A: You will need a 300-SLR anti-twist plate for your D200 and a 300-SC29 for your flash with SC-29 cord.
 
Q: I am using a Hassleblad 503C/W with a Quantum flash. I was told to get a Stroboframe - which I did. I need an anti twist plate to secure my camera to the frame. Also, the screw that holds the camera to the Quick Flip 120 frame has bad threads. Will I need to order another with the anti- twist plate?
 
A: Yes. What you need is an anti-twist plate, code # 300HAS for your Hasselblad, and a new camera-mounting knob for your Quick Flip 120. Its code # is 903-108-10KB. Both items can be ordered from your local Tiffen dealer or whoever sold you the Stroboframe.
 
Q: Which anti-twist plate do you recommend for the Nikon D200 with the battery grip on a Stroboframe Pro-T bracket?
 
A: The 300-SLR anti-twist plate is the one recommended for the Nikon D200 with battery grip on the Pro-T bracket. You won't have access to the battery compartment with this setup in place, but you can take well over 1000 shots with a fully charged battery so this is only a minor problem.
 
Q: Which flash bracket and what accessories for it would I need to purchase for the Nikon D200? I was interested in the convenience of the Folding Flip. I wasn't sure what flash mount, cord, etc. needed or if it would even work.

A: What you need is as Stroboframe Quick Flip 310-635 bracket with a 300-SLR anti-twist plate, and a 300-C29 anti-twist plate for your flash. The Folding Flip is not suitable because the SC-29 cord will not fit.