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Old 27th of February 2012 (Mon)   #1
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Default ballheads for macro rigs

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

http://www.amazon.co.uk/C-Shape-Mult.../dp/B004VO3T22

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/online.store/...7743/show.html
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Old 29th of February 2012 (Wed)   #2
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Default Re: ballheads for macro rigs

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

http://www.amazon.co.uk/C-Shape-Mult.../dp/B004VO3T22

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/online.store/...7743/show.html
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.
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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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Default Re: ballheads for macro rigs

thanks all i will take a look at that bracket .
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Default Re: ballheads for macro rigs

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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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.
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im guessing the base of the ballhead has a female screwthread in it ?
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im guessing the base of the ballhead has a female screwthread in it ?
Yes should have
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