Fuji GS Flash Bracket

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by taz98spin, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. taz98spin

    taz98spin FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    TAZ
    Even though I already have the Flash Wave trigger, got this bracket as another means of moving the flash off the camera.

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    Flash Bracket by Taz Spin, on Flickr

    Here's what it looks like with my X-PRO1 & EF-X20.
    It plugs directly into the sync terminal, so you lose the TTL function but I usually use the manual function, so no worries for me :)

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    GS flash bracket by Taz Spin, on Flickr

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    Camera Porn by Taz Spin, on Flickr

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    Camera Porn by Taz Spin, on Flickr

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  2. taz98spin

    taz98spin FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    By using this set up + ND filter, I was able to get this extreme shot.
    I purposely shot directly into the sun, just so I could test out the set up.

    Only PP I did was add a ColorChrome filter (similar to Kodak's Kodachrome) in Perfect Effects.

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    Rena by Taz Spin, on Flickr
     
  3. taz98spin

    taz98spin FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    And.. I should have ordered the Fuji EF-42 flash unit or the Olympus version, so I can use it with my Micro Four Thirds cameras too.
    But the Metz website had Nikon/Fuji listed together so I got this unit instead, because I needed more power + faster refresh rate than my Olympus flash unit. (The Olympus unit works well in manual mode)

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    Metz 44 by Taz Spin, on Flickr

    & with the GS Bracket

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    Metz Flash by Taz Spin, on Flickr

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    Metz Flash by Taz Spin, on Flickr

    Hopefully I'll be able to shoot with this set up this weekend, when I head to downtown Chicago!
     
  4. taz98spin

    taz98spin FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Although, nobody on this forum seems to care about the GS bracket, I did get to shoot with the set up with the Metz Flash.

    Here's an example & I'm pretty pleased with the light quality ;)

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    Amy by Taz Spin, on Flickr
     
  5. pniev

    pniev FujiXspot Veteran

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    May 13, 2013
    I just saw your posts on this. Interestng setup.
    The results look fabulous!
    Thanks for the info too. It helps me broaden the horizon wrt flash solutions for the x-pro. The ef-20 is nice but not enough.
    Peter
     
  6. taz98spin

    taz98spin FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Thank you! With the bracket, you can use any kind of flash unit! I've attached my Olympus & Nissin flashes for Micro Four Thirds and they all fire perfectly!
     
  7. Dacalac

    Dacalac FujiXspot Veteran

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    Mike
    Every Taz post = G.A.S. :p

    I have never really tried working with flash but I have been intrigued about working with the EF-X20 unit.
     
  8. taz98spin

    taz98spin FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Haha, hopefully won't make you break the bank ;)
     
  9. bobbywise

    bobbywise FujiXspot Regular

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    Robert Wisbey
    This bracket looks awesome -- shame I can't find any on ebay ! Where did you get the bracket from ?

    I have the Fuji EF-X20 for my Fuji x cameras. However, I'd like to use this Fuji EF-X20 with a non fuji camera (olympus 35 SP/UC, some of the old olympus Pens, and the olympus Pen FT). The fact I could go manual down to 1/64 is great for me (fill flashing with wide aperture). However will the Fuji EF-X20 work on these old film cameras in manual mode without frying anything (itself or the camera) ?
     
  10. taz98spin

    taz98spin FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    I got my bracket from ebay, but seems like all the listing on ebay are gone now..

    As for using the Fuji flash on other camera bodies not sure. I brought my EF-X20 here to NY with my Flashwave triggers, and the triggers do not fire with the EF-X20, so it might not work with other camera bodies?
     
  11. jazz1

    jazz1 New to FujiXspot

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    May 25, 2013
    That set up looks sweet. Too bad the bracket handle isn't one big battery for the EF-X20 ;) Wish I could find one to purchase for my rig. Can I ask what brand the small tripod is?
     
  12. taz98spin

    taz98spin FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    The small tripod is from Joby, the ones that make the Gorilla Pods!