Hot on the heals of the recently released Phottix HS Speed Mount II, Godox have also now released a horizontal, flash head mounted, speedlite to Bowens S-type modifier mount.
The new Godox S-type Speedlite Bracket takes horizontal flash head mounting another step further though, by clamping the flash head, rather than strapping it in place as the Phottix bracket does.
UDPATE – There is now an Elinchrom mount version of the Godox Speedlite Bracket available.
Now eliminating any option of attaching the flash traditionally via the foot altogether (though providing a more compact bracket).
The Godox S-type Bracket also incorporates a thin ring around the mount, which can be used to directly mount Easy-Box pop up style softboxes as well. And an umbrella mount is also built-in.
The Easy-Box mounting ring is likely the biggest advantage of the new Godox S-type Bracket, as most of the current mounts with thin metal mounting ring (and often a small weak ball head instead of a swivel) have been pretty flimsy up until now.
Easy-Box pop up style softbox mounted –
One limitation with such a compact bracket though, is that there will not be much clearance to the light stand for downward tilt of the softbox or beauty dishes etc.
The Godox S-type Speedlite Bracket is mostly made of plastic, though its reportedly a very solid plastic.
The connector at the base of the bracket (where it attaches to the light stand) is lined with a metal insert though.
And Godox will also offer the new Godox S-type Speedlite Bracket with a number of pop up SFUV softbox options.
Price and Availability –
The Godox S-type Speedlite Bracket now available for around $30 –
S-type bracket with softbox-
Godox – Website