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paint_the_light
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Feb 27, 2012 18:32 |  #1

im thinking about getting 1 of these brackets to make a macro rig .

http://www.amazon.co.u​k ...nic-Cameras/dp/B004VO3T22external link

question is can i get a ballhead that will still allow use of the ttl chord etc .

not sure if this 1 would be suitable ?

http://www.jessops.com .../products/77743/sho​w.htmlexternal link


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Feb 29, 2012 22:13 |  #2

You can get a cold shoe mount that will screw on to the 1/4" ball head and allow you to mount the flash to it.


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Mar 01, 2012 00:48 |  #3

paint_the_light wrote in post #13979009external link
im thinking about getting 1 of these brackets to make a macro rig .

http://www.amazon.co.u​k ...nic-Cameras/dp/B004VO3T22external link

question is can i get a ballhead that will still allow use of the ttl chord etc .

not sure if this 1 would be suitable ?

http://www.jessops.com .../products/77743/sho​w.htmlexternal link

Not sure how suitable that bracket will be but the ballhead should be fine. The other end of TTl cords have a 1/4" female thread in the bottom of them.
Brian V.


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JJD.Photography
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Mar 01, 2012 05:13 as a reply to LordV's post |  #4

Check out the Hakuba LH-1 bracket. I just placed an order for one from ebay.

I have to figure out if I need to use two ballheads on this rig with the 580 EX II.


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Mar 01, 2012 09:23 |  #5

thanks all i will take a look at that bracket .


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Mar 02, 2012 01:50 |  #6

Don't get that C bracket. It's horrible and loose. Too many points of weakness. It slops all over the place. :(


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Mar 03, 2012 16:51 |  #7

LordV wrote in post #13995378external link
Not sure how suitable that bracket will be but the ballhead should be fine. The other end of TTl cords have a 1/4" female thread in the bottom of them.
Brian V.

im guessing the base of the ballhead has a female screwthread in it ?


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LordV
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Mar 04, 2012 01:40 |  #8

paint_the_light wrote in post #14016250external link
im guessing the base of the ballhead has a female screwthread in it ?

Yes should have
Brian v.


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