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Shoulder flash

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The problem of "red-eye" is well-known to most users of small cameras. The problem is caused by the proximity of the flash to the lens, causing the reflection of the flash on the subject's retina to be picked up by the lens.
Professional photographers get around this by moving the flash as far as possible from the camera, either on a floor-stand in a studio, or on a flash bracket attached to the camera. However, the latter can make you look like a 1950's paparazzo with a Speed Graphic, or an extra in the final scene of Ultravox's video of "Vienna".
Enter the CoproCo® Flash Epaulette *, a shoulder mounted flash bracket. Simply slot in the flashgun of choice, and the in-built wireless slave unit allows you to snap away, free from the fear of red-eye.
For the covert photographer who doesn't want to attract attention, the optional PollyFlash cover is an unobtrusive life-like macaw mannequin, with hinged upper body, for all your piratical photo opportunities.

* Not available in shops.

coprocephalous, Jun 01 2005


       Yeah, but since that's gone, this can stay. It even provides a nice anchor for that wayback link.
st3f, Jun 01 2005

       A crotch-mounted slave flash bracket would be more fun - and lead to more cries of "What the hell was that?!".
hippo, Jun 01 2005


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