Adorama Announces The Craziest Flash Bracket Ever Made

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There are very few times that I open up an email and literally say outloud, “What the hell is this?” But today, Adorama’s Flashpoint is the winner of that award. The monstrosity above is their new Camera Cage bracket with many shoes, and they’re targeting it at strobists and videographers. The flashpoint square bracket has aluminum top and bottom mounting plates with two foam covered side handles as well as nine slots for shoe mounts and multiple 1/4 x 20 and 3/8 x 16 threaded holes.

Really? Really!?

I’m not sure any videographer would use this without proper shoulder support and we’re not sure what strobist would use this as it looks incredibly uncomfortable. Maybe if you give it motorized legs, it will go out and take pictures for you instead–in which case it might be perfect for the Chicago Sun Times.

A Combat Cage For Your GoPro is Coming Soon

Wide Open Camera Combat Cage For The GoPro Hero 3

In extreme situations the plastic mount on the GoPro Hero 3 just may not be sturdy enough. For a camera to be used professionally, it has to adapt to specific rigs and have the ports to do so. Wide Open Camera has taken to Kickstarter to raise the initial cash to fund the project to build 100 of the very first Combat Cages. It should be mentioned that the final product will be anodized flat black instead of silver seen above.

The Combat Cage will feature 5 1/4″ and 3 3/8″ threading mounting points. These will be on the sides as well as the bottom of the unit. There is also a GoPro mount built into the Cage and it allows you to leave the casing attached while you remove the camera. The Combat Cage is going for $110 on their recently launched Kickstarter page. Head over there for more information.

Review: Photography & Cinema GearBox

I started with the Rode VideoMic Pro and then moved to the Carry Speed ViewFinder. I began to take video seriously and starting looking into the JuicedLink Preamp for better audio. The dilemma was that I had no place to put the JuicedLink box and I knew that in the future I would be looking into a HDMI recorder or a LCD display. Then the GearBox entered the scene offering a professional way to mount all of my video related accessories.

The GearBox is simple but it does the job very well. I have spent some time with the cage and have wrote down my thoughts to share with you. Continue reading…