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Dec 03, 2017 17:01 as a reply to  @ post 18509804 |  #16

Hi Wilt! Jus tto confirm, was that response for me? In case, I would need the 1/4" thread to a larger bolt such as the https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com …_Female_Threade​d_3_8.html (external link) for larger monoight connections for the monopod...




  
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digitalduck wrote in post #18509809 (external link)
Hi Wilt! Jus tto confirm, was that response for me? In case, I would need the 1/4" thread to a larger bolt such as the https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com …_Female_Threade​d_3_8.html (external link) for larger monoight connections for the monopod...

Reply to your post, but now I realize you were using a monolight, not a speedlight.

I was asssuming that there is a tiltable head already mounted on the monopod, with either 1/4" thread or with QR plate with 1/4" thread.
You mentioned 1/4", not 3/8", in your post #13.

The flashshoe is held onto the head by 1/4" screw in the head (or in the QR) and the speedlight flash with conventional foot would mount into the flashshoe.


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Dec 03, 2017 17:50 as a reply to  @ Wilt's post |  #18

Yes what you said is exactly correct :) I think where I could’ve added some additional information was I’m trying to use a standard mono pod with a 1/4” thread and attaching something that would allow me to secure a large monolight like the flashlight 600 or Xplor or Xplr handheld

No Tiltable head or anything attached to the top of the monopod I’m trying to plan ahead and figure out what I would need




  
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Dec 03, 2017 17:54 as a reply to  @ digitalduck's post |  #19

I would prefer to use a tiltable thingamajig to hold the monolight or speedlight, as it affords better ability for assistant to have the light up fairly high (above the heads of even tall bystanders) and point the light somewhat downward to the subjects.


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Dec 03, 2017 18:11 as a reply to  @ Wilt's post |  #20

Oh man for a second there I thought I knew what you were referring to, the only thing I can think of is an Umbrella Bracket with Hot Shoe Adapter
but that has the same type of connection that I would need an adapter to have. Maybe I’m thinking of the wrong thing lol




  
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Dec 09, 2017 10:35 as a reply to  @ digitalduck's post |  #21

Hi Wilt, here is an image just to confirm, but I need an adapter to fit the Opening at the bottom of the XPlor handheld but need it to have a 1/4 (I think) opening on the bottom to fit a monopod
Separate piece is from top of light stand for comparison. Looks like it would work if it had threads on bottom.


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Dec 09, 2017 10:46 |  #22

A Xplor 600 has its own tilt mechanism, so all you need is a way to mount it onto the top of a monopod's thread.

My monopod has a 3/8" thread screw to mount a tripod head, heads can have 3/8" hole or 1/4" hole (the 'more professional' head has 3/8" hole) to mount onto a tripod/monopod, whereas most tripod heads have 1/4" screw to mount the camera and cameras have 1/4" hole threads.

Most likely you need something like this https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com …9_Short_16mm_Ad​apter.html (external link)


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Dec 09, 2017 10:56 as a reply to  @ Wilt's post |  #23

Lol, thank you Wilt.. I saw that originally and was wondering if it would be that simple. As long as it holds on the little thread on a monopod great. Would need a smaller modifier i typically use a 47" octabox Should I just plan no using a smaller softbox
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Dec 10, 2017 10:00 |  #24

Umbrella bracket may work...see https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com …117_Umbrella_Br​acket.html (external link)




  
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