Summary: I can't believe that there are few brackets out that can extend your flash 17" above the lens but this one does the job. I have a NIkon D3. However when I hold the camera in the portrait position, It's a bit cumbersome to get my hand on the grip with the bracket arm there and it's a bit tricky to change to landscape position.
Summary: This is a piece of art. It can twist and turn in almost any possible direction. If you connect this to a tripod and shoot horizontal, you will get awesome results. Be careful when shooting vertical while it's attached to the Tripod. Your bracket might rotate vertically. this happens due to poor connection between the Bracket and the Tripod Mount. The Tripod connection base of this Bracket is not very stable.
Pros: Easy to Use, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Summary: If there were six stars available, I would give it to this Bogen/Manfrotto bracket. I attached a small ballhead socket to it (removed from an old mini-tripod) and now have 360 swivel and bounce capability. My rig has a small fill flash mounted on the camera and a larger bounce flash on the bracket (connected via off-shoe adapters, but this can be done wirelessly as well) and it really opens up the creativity. The B/M bracket is solid, solid, solid!
Pros: Easy to Use, Reliable, Strong Construction, Versatile
Summary: Used with my Canon 5D to get the flash farther away from the camera- to reduce chance of red-eye in portrait photography. This is the first bracket I've owned so can't compare it with another, but I'm satisfied with it.
Summary: This bracket is very easy to set up and use. However, you do not need the additional adapter that is suggested if you use a flash cord. The top screw threads have two thread size options. My Canon flash cord screwed right one. The bracket is sturdy and well built and adjusts quickly. I have used the bracket for about three weeks now and haven't found any faults yet.
Pros: Lightweight, Reliable, Softens Light, Strong Construction
Summary: I use the bracket to get my 580ex flash above the the lens axis to prevent "red eye" and reduce glare. It's highly versatile, I can mount it to the monopod and then use the mounting ring on any telephoto to attatch the camera rig. In this manner I can rotate for landscape or portrait without adjusting the bracket. One can also mount it to the camera body, a large knob makes quick effort of changing the position of the strobe.
Summary: Solid construction and easy to use. Doesn't come with instructions, but is easy enough to figure out. However, I feel like I might be missing some tips and tricks since I don't have the instructions. Other than that it's great.