GODOX – S-type Speedlite Bracket Released

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.

 

Godox S-type Speedlite Bracket

 

Now eliminating any option of attaching the flash traditionally via the foot altogether (though providing a more compact bracket).

 

Godox S-type Speedlite 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.

 

Godox S-type Speedlite Bracket

 

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.

 

Godox S-type Bracket

 

Easy-Box pop up style softbox mounted –

Godox S-type Speedlite Bracket

 

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.

Short of using a boom arm, an extension stud could likely be used to help with tilt though if needed.

 

Godox S-type Speedlite Bracket

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.

 

Godox S-type Speedlite Bracket

 

And Godox will also offer the new Godox S-type Speedlite Bracket with a number of pop up SFUV softbox options.

 

Godox S-type Speedlite Bracket

 

Price and Availability –

 

The Godox S-type Speedlite Bracket now available for around $30 –

S-type bracket – Neewer Amazon, Amazon, UK, Ebay,

S-type bracket with softbox-

16″ / 40cm – Neewer Amazon,
24″ / 60cm – Neewer Amazon, Ebay
32″ / 80cm – Neewer Amazon, Ebay

 

Godox – Website

Phottix HS Speed Mount II

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45 Comments
  1. george pahountis 4 years ago

    interesting! Material Durable plastics? If it is the kind of plastic of the witstro and the price is right, yes!

  2. Linh 4 years ago

    Does the picture of the bare bulb light scare anyone? I think I’d feel a little uneasy with only the head of the light clamped down.

    • Donald 4 years ago

      I think it will be fine – there are no batteries in that flash body. This setup ensures that the bare bulb is well centered and doesn’t jiggle about as the stand is moved. Also the bulb can be advanced as far as possible – which in a Bowen S mount is important.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      I think the AD180 would be reasonably similar to a speedlite, but the AD360 really has some weight in the body.

      I don’t like the way they have the 360 pictured, clamped at the end of the head with the body hanging. But if you can push the body right up against the bracket that should support it pretty well. Rather than having all that weight just hanging out there, and supported by the flashes tilt / swivel joint.

      Will just have to try one and see how secure it actually is.

  3. mark 4 years ago

    Much better design than the ball head design. I will probably get one of these when they are leased.

  4. Armin 4 years ago

    Thanks for this news. Will get one as soon it is released.

  5. Vardhan Kale 4 years ago

    Thanks flash havoc !
    I purchased 2 godox flashes after reading your review. Now I’m looking for a fixture which will allow me to place the soft box above the subjects face parallel to the ground , attached to a rod connecting my stand. What is it called and what is your recommendation for an affortable solution ameture like me. Thanks in advance !

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Vardhan,

      It sound like you’re after a boom arm.

      Booms are not really cheap though. Considering you’re only using a speedlite though you should be able to get away with something like this.

      Otherwise a combination boom stand are a good economical option.

      A grip arm and grip head are another option which will last forever, but 40″ long at most, and heavy. The Kupo arm is dearer than others, but its worth it because it has a stud already built into the end. Thanks.

      • Vardhan 4 years ago

        Thanks a lot FlashHavoc

  6. Brian Hursey 4 years ago

    I wish they would release one that supports the Alien Bee mount. I have an AB soft box I would love to use with a speed light.

  7. Donald F. 4 years ago

    Looks interesting,

    I wonder if I can put my 86″ octabox on it because that thing is heavy. I hope its all metal.

    • Donald 4 years ago

      Just my 2p, but 86 in would be too ambitious, IMO.

      It’s mostly plastic!

  8. Alberto 4 years ago

    This is brilliant. Now if they combine this mount with a adjustable T bracket. They would have the best overall S-Type speedlight bracket.

    It’s like they are kinda listening to what the customer needs but not thinking the idea out.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Thanks George!

      Also now available with pop up softbox from $42 on Amazon.

      • mark 4 years ago

        Thanks FH for the link!

  9. Derek 4 years ago

    Is there a weight or size limit for modifiers? Would be awesome to use this to put a AD360 in a larger Bowens Luminair octo or strip box.

    • Donald 4 years ago

      Mine seems pretty strong – for a plastic device. The primary articulation has 2 pairs of opposed surfaces – but they are not rachet cut. I think it has been designed to droop slowly before anything breaks.

      It’ll take a 70 in umbrella. It’ll take a nominal 32 X 32 in pop-up style Speedlite softbox easily and would probably go bigger as long as the attached device was essentially designed to be light-weight.

      I don’t think Godox will specify a Wt limit because it is the moment that counts. If forced, they would default to over cautious, I guess. I’m pleased with mine!

      • Donald 4 years ago

        Sorry; should read: ‘When definitely overloaded, it has been designed to droop slowly before anything breaks.’

  10. Avantia 4 years ago

    Looking forward for the complete Flash Havoc review.
    I would happily buy it if you say it’s secure with a 360 mounted on it.

    Tony.

    • Dave Rader 3 years ago

      Hi Tony,
      It has been a while but I don’t see that your question has been directly answered. I use this mount with a 360 and it secures it just fine. The clamping surfaces are covered with a pretty firm but grippy rubber compound. Despite the rounded curve in the middle of the top clamp that would suggest clamping up around the tube area I find it most secure to mount my 360 by sliding it farther in and clamping just ahead of the hinge. Once the 360 is clamped to the mount it isn’t going anywhere.

  11. Ian Cheung 4 years ago

    I ordered and got my brackets and they are pretty solid. Works with my pop up softbox and bowen mount stripbox.

    Only one qualm so far, the ones I got have a simple lever that look different from the images above. The levers above look like the type that can be tighened then pulled out and adjusted so they don’t get in the way (like on the manfrotto or photoflex umbrella adaptors). Can anyone confirm that that’s the type they got?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Ian,

      That is interesting thanks.

      I don’t have one yet so I can’t say, but wouldn’t the handle go very close to hitting the ring part of the bracket, if you can’t disengage the handle and move it to a new position? Thanks.

      • Ian Cheung 4 years ago

        Yeah, I found an issue with the softbox and have to do some modifier gymnastics to adjust and tighten it. Been talking with the seller (on ebay) and the customer support person doesn’t get the importance. I’ve uploaded a pic of the lever that was on my brackets:

        http://www.flickr.com/photos/theninelives/13261877705/

        Be sure to check with the seller that they are supplying them with the right type of lever. All the listings so far on ebay/amazon show the ratchet style.

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 4 years ago

          Thanks Ian.

          So the handle clears the bracket ring but not the softbox.

          Some people will probably be lucky, and find the handle in the right position to grip and loosen without reaching the ring / softbox position.

          Otherwise you would likely need to remove the handle, and add thin shim washers on the screw first until the handle tightens in the right position.

          It will be interesting to see if anyone does have the ratchet handle version instead. They may all be fixed handle now.

          • Donald 4 years ago

            Hi,
            Mine has the ‘pull-to-freely-rotate’ version of the handle. I assumed that they were all like that. It’s certainly essential with a typical Beautydish mounted.

            Overall I’m very pleased indeed with mine.

          • Ian Cheung 4 years ago

            There may be a happy ending after all. After a bit of to-ing and fro-ing the ebay seller has agreed to send me replacement levers/handles. Will have to wait to see if they fit and fix the problem.

            An additional note, I think that in my case (based on the unusual shipping method) the seller ran out of stock themselves and drop-shipped from someone else. So even if you buy from Donald's seller (who may be related to my seller), be sure to double check the lever style before you buy.

            • Author
              Flash Havoc 4 years ago

              Thanks again Ian and Donald.

              That is a strange one. Maybe Godox just ran out of stock or access to stock of the ratchet handle themselves at some stage.

  12. Eric 4 years ago

    For those of you who have the new speed ring, is it possible to mount 2 850’s to the speed ring in the clamp if you turn the flash heads on their sides? Just curious as a single speed light may not have enough light output I’m looking for for use with some of my existing soft boxes.

    • Donald 4 years ago

      Hi, One Speedlite only.

      • Eric 4 years ago

        thanks for clarifying donald.

  13. mark 4 years ago

    Be careful ordering from New Harbor.

    I ordered the 60×60 w/S style bracket from New Harbor on Amazon back on Feb 26th. As of last week I still did not have it. So I contacted New Harbor and they said that it got lost in the shipping. So asked them to ship another one. Now they are saying that they are out of stock yet the Amazon site is showing them to still be in stock from New Harbor. Checking now to see if they have credited my card or not.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Mark,

      Thanks for that. A couple of people have mentioned they are out of stock now from New Harbor. I’ve had a number of reports of good customer service from them so they are generally fairly good.

  14. mark 4 years ago

    Does Godox sell direct?

    • Donald 4 years ago

      Hi, Not sure – but I got mine from ‘godoxstudio‘ on Ebay.

      Quick delivery & good service to the UK (from HK, but it was a US listing).
      HTH

      • Author
        Flash Havoc 4 years ago

        Thanks Donald.

        I don’t think Godox actually sell direct at all.

        GodoxStudio are selling producst form Pixel and Aputure etc as well, so I doubt that store is actually affiliated with Godox. Though they seem to be a good store with decent customer service.

  15. George 4 years ago

    Do you think this is a better way to mount a speed light to a light stand even without any sort of modifier/umbrella? I always felt a little uneasy about mounting with hotshoe.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi George,

      Yes I’d say it would be in general.

      But you may be interested in the Phottix HS Speed Mount II bracket as well, as you can also mount the flash on the base plate alone without the rest of the bracket.

      I designed the HS Speed Mount with Phottix, and although its not completely how I would have liked, the overall concept still works.

      And that is if the light stand gets knocked over at least the strap mounting has some give, and hopefully the flash may escape without breaking somewhere. Otherwise if the flash is mounted by the foot, or anywhere with a completely rigid connection, then something basically has to break.

      If the Godox bracket is not clamped too tight on the flash, then the flash should likely have some movement as well though if it took a reasonable impact.

    • Ian Cheung 4 years ago

      George: Yes, but they are heavy for this purpose alone. I’m trying to design a 3d printed version of something like this: https://www.flickr.com/groups/strobist/discuss/72157632678292935/ (or more like lot16ca’s version) mating it with a metal nut. I’ll open-source the design if it is any good so that people can print it from a service like Shapeways.

      Elvis: I don’t suppose you could convince Phottix to sell just the base plate part? 🙂

  16. Peter 3 years ago

    Make one for Elinchrom also!

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi Peter,

      There is an Elinchrom version release already. It should be available pretty soon. Thanks.

  17. nixland 3 years ago

    Very interesting.
    But is it secure? I just feel a little bit worried to mount my AD360 on that bracket 🙂
    Is the Easy-Box mounting ring removable? Because on parabolic modifiers the big ring will block the bulb light for spreading the light more than 180 degree.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi nixland,

      Yes they are very secure with the AD360. The flash won’t come out or move at all.

      The mounting ring is not removable, but it does not block the bulb at all. You can get more than 180 degrees.

  18. Marcus Y 3 years ago

    I’ve been using these for a while now. The Bowen S-Mount is perfect. I do though however, wished that there was some type of handle bar on top of the unit so that when mounted on a lightstand with the softboxes on it, there’s something to grab to adjust the angle. The same kinda of handles on monolights in the back.

  19. Hawk 3 months ago

    Is the S-Type bracket universal for all speedlite? Or does it fit only Godox speedlite

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