Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why is this product the last flash bracket I will ever need?
A: Because The Reporter Flash Ring:
- Is light and compact so it never needs to be removed from the camera
- Keeps the flash at the same distance from the lens in any position
- Does not restrict access to the vertical grip or vertical shutter release button when the camera is in the "portrait" position
- Fits any SLR photo camera with the tripod mounting hole centered to the lens (cameras without a vertical grip will require the RFR105 Universal Mounting Adapter)
Q: Will the ring block the zoom control on my lens?
A: No. The ring's position on the camera can be adjusted ¾" front-to-back to allow access to controls on various lens types.
Q: Can I swap lenses with the Reporter Flash Ring mounted on the camera?
A: Yes. The ring does not restrict access to the lens locking mechanism.
Q: Will I need any special tools to mount the ring on my camera and to mount the flash on the ring?
A: No. The Reporter Flash Ring comes with everything you need for the set-up.
Q: Can I use the Reporter Flash Ring if my camera does not have a vertical grip?
A: Yes. However, you will need to purchase the RFR105 Universal Mounting Adapter which allows you to use the Reporter Flash Ring on any SLR camera with the tripod mounting hole centered to the lens.
Q: Are there any restrictions on the flash type?
A: Yes. The weight of the flash must not exceed 16oz/454g. If the flash is heavier, you should consider another bracket design.
Q: Are there any restrictions on the TTL off-camera cord type?
A: The slider is designed to accept any common TTL off-camera cord adapter with either flat bottom or ¾" wide extrusion (CANON-type adapter), with ¼-20 threaded mounting hole. Please refer to the Mounting Instructions (PDF, 40KB) for detailed information.
Q: Where is this product manufactured?
A: The Reporter Flash Ring is manufactured, assembled and tested in the USA.