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Oct 05, 2017 13:49 |  #1

How do I convert my tripod into a light stand? Do I just buy another Arca Style plate and attach a spigot to mount AD600?




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Oct 05, 2017 20:39 |  #2

Get a light stand IMHO.


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Oct 05, 2017 20:45 |  #3

Get a light stand IMHO


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Oct 05, 2017 20:46 |  #4

I do have alot of heavy duty light stands and C stand. This is for destination wedding in case my clamp, nano stand isn't enough. Tripod stand just as back up.




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Oct 05, 2017 20:49 |  #5

And what if you need to use the tripod as an actual tripod. I suppose a lightstand will work in a
Pinch...

But why?


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Oct 05, 2017 20:51 |  #6

an extra plate with a spigot would be the easiest and quickest way in a pinch.


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Oct 05, 2017 21:33 |  #7

Yes, the spigot is the way.

There are situations where a single tool which works both ways is an advantage. Unless you are planning strobe with very long shutter drag, you typically need either tripod or light stand. Not to say I don't often use both for convenience. But traveling, often need and light weight rule.


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jcolman
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Oct 05, 2017 23:12 |  #8

Tripods are not a good choice for mounting lights because you can't get the light high enough for most applications.


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Oct 05, 2017 23:23 |  #9

Agree with jcoleman

Here is a good packable stand: https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com ...BwE&is=REG&m=Y&sku=​502683 (external link)

Not sure what your tripod usage would be, but you might be better adapting a stand to be a tripod than the other way around. Or just carrying the stand too.


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Oct 06, 2017 01:26 |  #10

Nissin announces Super Light Stand LC-50c: The world’s lightest light stand

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Oct 06, 2017 03:24 |  #11

My tripod is over six feet and an umbrella adapter can be used to add a few more inches of height.

It won't do what my c-stand will do, but I can't take my c-stand on a plane without a hassle and it is a pain to carry around at an event :).


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Oct 06, 2017 05:53 |  #12

ProMaster LS-CT is like a tripod but still a light stand plus compact and light weight
Selens FL-240 is compact and light weight

I like how tripods can adjust the legs for un even surfaces, so ust buy another Arca Style plate and attach a spigot


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Oct 06, 2017 09:47 |  #13

F2Bthere wrote in post #18467012 (external link)
My tripod is over six feet and an umbrella adapter can be used to add a few more inches of height.

It won't do what my c-stand will do, but I can't take my c-stand on a plane without a hassle and it is a pain to carry around at an event :).

My light stands are 13' and I can easily carry three of them on a plane. ;)


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Oct 06, 2017 10:05 |  #14

jcolman wrote in post #18467198 (external link)
My light stands are 13' and I can easily carry three of them on a plane. ;)

Link?


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Oct 06, 2017 10:46 |  #15

Left Handed Brisket wrote in post #18467206 (external link)
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I don't recall the manufacturer of the bag, but it will hold three 13' impact or savage stands as long as you remove the flash holder. I can also fit a folding octabox and/or umbrella in the bag as well.

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