- Universal mount for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
- Compact and easy to carry
- Anti-rotation mounting plate
- Front or Back accessory mount
- Made of Aircraft-grade aluminum
- Made in the USA
- 5-year warranty
ProMediaGear BP1 Paparazzi Compact Mini Flash Bracket Overview
The ProMediaGear BP1 Paparazzi Compact Mini Flash Bracket is an Arca-type flash bracket that allows you to mount accessories such as flash or triggers next to your camera. Using a flash bracket will allow you to have balanced lighting.
Despite the small form factor, the bracket can be installed in 2 ways. You may install the flash bracket forward or backward depending on your ideal set-up.
This unit comes with mounting hardware with anti-rotation pins to prevent your camera or flash from falling. There is a 1/4-20 threaded adapter and two 1/4-20 female accessory holes on the arms that allows you to remove the extension plate for a more compact and smaller setup.
The best part of this flash bracket is it comes with a 5-year warranty!
- Universal Camera Mounting Plate
- BP1 Camera Bracket with 1/4"-20 thumb screw
- Hardware and Screws
- CS2 Cold Shoe
Not sure this flash bracket is worth almost $100. Included are three(!) different size Allen Key Wrenches. Really? Three? There are several configurations possible but changing things out of default requires use of the Allen Keys. One of the sizes is very thin and I could not find any explanation as to why you want to use it to remove the small bolts on the plate. The camera base plate attaches to the camera using the largest Allen Key. This is extremely inconvenient. This plate needs a quick release clamp. The printed instruction sheet is almost useless. Under Included Items it states *PBX3 Shown not included. (PMB Bracket Plate Required for Assembly)*. This is just false information, a PBX3 Bracket is included. (I do not know what a PMB Bracket is but it was NOT needed for assembly). The instructions include diagrams showing the possible configurations for assembly but explanation text is not provided. To set up my configuration, I had to watch the video on the ProMediaGear product page. Hopefully, I won't have to change my configuration and deal with the Allen Keys again except to remove the base plate. Bottom line: this is not the do all, end all flash bracket I was hoping for.
If you are looking for an off camera flash that is compact and easy to carry the Paparazzi does the job well. The bracket itself adds some additional atmosphere to your pictures that you cannot produce with having a flash directly on a camera hot shoe. Yes, you could say that any bracket does this, only I haven't found one as ergonomical or streamlined. After about a week of using it, the only flaw I can see is that it screws directly into the body bracket plate, making it difficult to remove, adjust or put your gear away in a case. To overcome this I suggest purchasing the an Arca Compatible Clamp, which has all the bracket fixtures and allows you to remove the bracket from the camera (honestly this should be part of the bracket bundle).