Using flashguns to illuminate a subject at close quarters can be fiddly work, but Manfrotto’s 330B Macro Flash Bracket aims to solve this perennial problem.
Made from robust aluminium, the body consists of a central plate with an integrated 3/8in thread for securing your camera in place. The central body plate can also be tilted upwards to allow vertical shooting.
The bracket is either screwed directly to the top of your tripod, or to a tripod head using a choice of 3/8in or 1/4in threads on the base. Flashguns (and their triggers) can then be attached to a set of moveable peripheral arms using the cold-shoe ports. This macro bracket will set you back a reasonable £54.95, providing good value for money.
If you often use flashguns as a means of lighting macro subjects, this is a great solution to keep multiple flash units in check.
- Street price: £46 (As of July 2016)
- Visit: www.manfrotto.co.uk
This review was first published in the October 2011 issue of Digital Photo - download back issues here.