WTB Mamiya L Grip for TLR

Discussion in '[Classifieds] Want to Buy' started by D1v1d, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. D1v1d

    D1v1d Member

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    I've got a Mamiya C330 Professional - using neck strap and short remote cord but not ideal for triggering shutter while handheld.
     
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  3. Marc B.

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    There are a few different types of angle brackets or L-grips to choose from.
    The lightest would be example 'A.'
    The heaviest would be example 'B' from Vivitar. The Vivitars allow for interchangeable base brackets.
    The most expensive will probably be example 'C' from Mamiya, with a fair amount of weight, too.

    Most of the Mamiya grips only allow the flash to be pointed forward.
    The Vivitar grips usually have a swivel shoe, in case your flashes don't have swivel heads.

    A)...Plain Flash Bracket:
    http://images.marketworks.com/hi/62/62272/brktn.jpg

    B)...Vivitar Flash Bracket that accepts a common cable release trigger:
    http://www.teddingtonphotographic.com/images/Stock/898010_VivitarFlashGrip.jpg

    C)...Mamiya C-Series and RB/RZ Grip that fires/activates the chin button:
    http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/6/9/3/8/4/6/webimg/608471281_tp.jpg

    D)...Vivitar grip, (same as 'B' above) but, with wider base specifically for medium format cameras:
    http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/m/maX7LuwUlWhfP012Ha4bqlA/140.jpg

    E)...Potato Masher flash units with built-in angle brackets,
    available from Metz, Sunpack, Vivitar, and other manufacturers:
    http://static.photo.net/attachments/bboard/00Z/00ZqND-431777584.jpg

    Just a few considerations.
    If you are new to TLR's, I would start with the simple bracket in example 'A.'

    Marc
     
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  4. Rick A

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    I have a couple of basic flash handles for my Mamiyas, but find them awkward, guess I've been using TLR's for so many years without them that it feels strange to me.