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Aurora Firefly vs 430EX

 
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Apr 21, 2012 18:06 |  #16

PWard wrote in post #14289712external link
Taking a second loo at your photos, can't the ring adapter for the soft box be lowered to accommodate the shorter flash?

No that's as low as it will go. It's hard to see, but there is a vertical "bump" in the metal below the thumb screw that prevents you from getting the screw right to the bottom. I think it helps stabilize the mount.


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Apr 25, 2012 23:12 |  #17

Josh13 wrote in post #14283715external link
You could get a 2 inch 1/4 20 screw and a few washers or nuts as spacers. Paint them black to make them look nice. remove the thumb screw and use the new hardware. I bet you could fix it from home depot for less the $3.
Or this from adorama http://www.adorama.com​/PDPLLEDSW.htmlexternal link

I ordered that swivel adapter from a place up here. Will post pics when it arrives, I bet it works great.


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Apr 30, 2012 17:39 |  #18

Josh13 wrote in post #14283715 (external link)
Or this from adorama http://www.adorama.com​/PDPLLEDSW.html (external link)

I got one of these but it won't actually work with a flash because it doesn't have a middle "groove" in the metal mount to allow for the flash's contacts that stick out to fit in. I wonder what kind of flashes these are made for?

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May 01, 2012 04:47 as a reply to post 14284146 |  #19

I never like the idea of using flash (small flash including 580EXII)
with light modifiers, if only the flash able to do that,
canon probably already make accessory for it


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Propac PB960 head x12, PB960 battery x10
sorry, no stupid speedlite from Canon !

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May 02, 2012 19:53 |  #20

Ok, anybody else with any useful information about getting this to work with a 430EX? LOL. You would THINK that panasonic swivel mount would work with a flash (since that's what it's for)


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May 10, 2012 18:57 |  #21

i have that same problem with my rps studio beauty dish.
heres my fix for it:

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umbrella swivel adapters works wonders. but the speedlight and the swivel is at a 45 degree angle.

the only reason why i had it tilted is because i needed the flash head to go all the way inside the dish, plus the receiver was in the way.
im pretty sure you can use it without tilting the flash or the swivel.



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May 10, 2012 21:52 |  #22

Thanks Kojack. I have an umbrella swivel adapter to allow me to mount a flash to a stand and use with an umbrella, but I don't see any way of attaching it to the Firefly mount.


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May 10, 2012 22:07 |  #23

I have a simple 1" riser I set customers up with when they need extra height.


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May 10, 2012 23:18 |  #24

drisley wrote in post #14413689 (external link)
Thanks Kojack. I have an umbrella swivel adapter to allow me to mount a flash to a stand and use with an umbrella, but I don't see any way of attaching it to the Firefly mount.

unscrew the cold shoe where you would normally attach your speedlight. use a spigot that comes with your umbrella swivel adaptor.

that silver/gold thing that came with your umbrella bracket looks like this:

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pull back the screw as far away from the firefly then replace the cole shoe with the spigot and then attach your umbrella bracket.

raise the firefly to higher.



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May 12, 2012 19:22 |  #25

Doh! it's really that simple. I can't believe I never made that connection. My brain has really fallen into neutral lately.

Thanks for the reply Kojack, I will go give it a try!

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kojack_0 wrote in post #14414083 (external link)
unscrew the cold shoe where you would normally attach your speedlight. use a spigot that comes with your umbrella swivel adaptor.

that silver/gold thing that came with your umbrella bracket looks like this:

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pull back the screw as far away from the firefly then replace the cole shoe with the spigot and then attach your umbrella bracket.

raise the firefly to higher.


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