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Thread started 27 Feb 2006 (Monday) 17:48
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the_moebius
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Mar 10, 2006 08:55 as a reply to  @ post 1270298 |  #16

Looks like a nice unobtrusive solution (as much as you can get for a macro flash). However, since the tripod ring is being used, is there a way to hook this up to a mono/tripod if one wanted too? Would connecting the mono/tripod to the bottom of the camera instead of the tripod ring be awkward with so much weight in front? Or is this a handheld-only option?

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Mar 10, 2006 12:11 as a reply to  @ the_moebius's post |  #17

the_moebius wrote:
Looks like a nice unobtrusive solution (as much as you can get for a macro flash). However, since the tripod ring is being used, is there a way to hook this up to a mono/tripod if one wanted too? Would connecting the mono/tripod to the bottom of the camera instead of the tripod ring be awkward with so much weight in front? Or is this a handheld-only option?

Ken

With one hand holding the flash grip I should think a monopod would be quite stable. This bracket isnt the tightest fit and introduces some instability for tripod work.


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Mar 13, 2006 22:41 as a reply to  @ racketman's post |  #18

Thanks Racketman, you got me thinking about a bracket, and I found this, its called a M3RT flash bracket, it weighs 10oz. and fully flexible. here is a pic of how it looks on the camera


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Mar 13, 2006 22:45 as a reply to  @ Bald Eagle's post |  #19

Here is a pic or two taken with thus set up, hand held at night, ISO of 800, Manual Focus by flashlight.


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Aug 19, 2006 14:50 |  #20

Bumped (so you all will add more pics! ) cleaned of OT stuff, (for easier reading)
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Aug 19, 2006 16:25 |  #21

Here's my rig:

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Aug 20, 2006 14:31 |  #22

Just realised hadn't posted any pics in this thread:)
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Aug 23, 2006 16:18 |  #23

20d with MP e65 on Manfrotto 679 with diffused 430ex (stofen & tissue).

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Aug 28, 2006 02:58 as a reply to  @ post 1272433 |  #24

Hiya All,
Well its simple but effective I guess, this shot was taken with my only other camera which is my phone :lol: :lol: :lol:
Cheers for now
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Aug 31, 2006 12:17 as a reply to  @ the_moebius's post |  #25

Mine is a little more old school. M42 Bellows adapted to 10D. ;)
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Sep 05, 2006 07:14 |  #26

Here are some of the setups I use for macro

My newest rig, 5D & MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x with 580ex flash with a Delta Flip Flash bracket

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My simple rig, 5D & 100mm f/2.8 with flash
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My push it rig, 5D, 2xTC, 68m tubes, & 100mm f/2.8 with flash
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My M42 rig, 5D, M42 Bellows and M42 50mm lens with flash
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Sep 06, 2006 00:03 as a reply to  @ AirBrontosaurus's post |  #27

AirBrontosaurus wrote:
Here's my rig:

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What's the name of the rig that you are using. I need something like that too and that looks cool


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Sep 06, 2006 13:27 as a reply to  @ Mark0159's post |  #28

nzl-g3user wrote:
What's the name of the rig that you are using. I need something like that too and that looks cool

I call it... El Diablo ;)

Actually, it's called the Delta Flip-flash bracket (external link), and it is awesome for macro.


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Sep 06, 2006 16:11 as a reply to  @ AirBrontosaurus's post |  #29

AirBrontosaurus wrote:
I call it... El Diablo ;)

Actually, it's called the Delta Flip-flash bracket (external link), and it is awesome for macro.

you know that's dangerous, giving out a link like that that points to B&H, hmmm now I am thinking what else I can order :)


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Sep 06, 2006 23:59 |  #30

Two current favorite rigs. 20D with Canon 180 f3.5L and another 20D with Canon 70-200 f4L with reversed Nikkor 50 f1.4 attached by my home made adapter. Flashes: MT-24EX and 420 used both as primary or slave set up when required with MT-24.I have a number of diffusers all made out of different household stuff, and a macro softbox made out of a 1/2 gallon plastic Ice cream container. LOL LOL
MPE next on the list.... The reversed 50 has me craving:-).....Alex

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