The Phottix Varos Pro S Umbrella Holder was designed by professional photographers to mount a hot shoe flash and umbrella to a light stand or tripod. Perfect on location or in the studio, umbrellas provide soft light, great for portraits or special effects. The new Varos Pro is 300% stronger than previous versions and features an aluminum alloy body with a metal coldshoe, 3/8” and 1/4” female threaded insert, male 3/8” and 1/4”screws included. The Teardrop-shaped umbrella mount accepts umbrellas with 7-10mm shafts, and the 8 degrees slanted umbrella mount allows more light to hit the center of the umbrella. The patented umbrella clamp has been redesigned to offer 300% more locking force while keeping umbrella shafts more secure and damage free. The redesigned patented locking mechanism to hold the bottom 3/8”and 1/4” female threaded insert security with 300% more locking force. The patented 180 degree tilting mechanism supports up to 55lbs (25kg). New locking features holds bottom lugs secure until the locking button is released. Included is a hanging hole with clip for use with a counterweight or other accessories.