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thanks for fix for wobbly stud - light problems

 
owenegan
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Dec 28, 2017 01:49 |  #1

So, my Godox AD600 and all my Bowens S-mount adapters technically fit on my Matthews C-stand's stud, but it was a wobbly fit. Thanks to someone here, I learned that what I needed was (rather un-intuitively) a "Kupo Baby 5/8" Receiver to Stud Adapter for Elinchrom Heads" to make the connection a solid one.

So I got one and it worked perfectly and now I'm happy, and I wanted to say thanks to whoever it was that posted the info - I don't know who it was, as my attempt to locate the original post failed. Never in a million years would I have figured out that was the name of the thingy I needed.

Also, in general, I really appreciate all the graciously-offered expertise and advice you folks provide on this forum. I now return to my default lurk-and-learn mode.

Owen.




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silvermesa1
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Dec 28, 2017 05:14 |  #2

I think this is what you are referring to? Thank you for the tip!

https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com ...chrom.html#customer​Review (external link)




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Dec 28, 2017 07:22 |  #3

Kupo's drawing:
It's good, in allowing for the non-standard Eli, Godox & Jinbei (etc) receivers, but IMO it's not perfect in suspension - say under a Drop Down Pin. As usual, it depends on the exact dimensions of the attached receiver.

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Dec 28, 2017 15:20 |  #4

I wish MSE would provide such engineering specs. The problem area solved by Kupo is measured at 3mm which is some abortion of a standard pushed by Manfrotto. The Hollywood baby pin is much taller, and is supported by the lighting majors including Profoto.


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Dec 29, 2017 04:03 |  #5

I think I first saw that Kupo adapter on Scott/Shom Photography's video link.

I don't have problem with long handle Godox receivers, like the ones on AD600 or the extension head, but shorter ones on the S Bracket and AD-B2 have issues mounting on the baby pin. Instead of buying few of the Kupo adapters, I want to find DIY solutions on the pins.

For straight standing C stands, I found that a small piece of automotive vacuum hose sandwiched between the baby pin and receivers is sufficient enough (BTW, I learned that from someone else). But the rubber hose does not stay on the pin well once the light is removed. The more secure mod is to wrap a piece of steel tubing around the neck area of the baby pin. There were more effort on cutting and grinding, but it was a fun project.

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Dec 29, 2017 05:07 |  #6

Lotto wrote in post #18528514 (external link)
I think I first saw that Kupo adapter on Scott/Shom Photography's video link.

I don't have problem with long handle Godox receivers, like the ones on AD600 or the extension head, but shorter ones on the S Bracket and AD-B2 have issues mounting on the baby pin. Instead of buying few of the Kupo adapters, I want to find DIY solutions on the pins.

For straight standing C stands, I found that a small piece of automotive vacuum hose sandwiched between the baby pin and receivers is sufficient enough (BTW, I learned that from someone else). But the rubber hose does not stay on the pin well once the light is removed. The more secure mod is to wrap a piece of steel tubing around the neck area of the baby pin. There were more effort on cutting and grinding, but it was a fun project.

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I like those! And the set screw goes in the slot/missing section.

Do you have any tips for forming your collars back to fitting tightly?

My two options shown here, have worked quite well (lower left, white and one from upper right, black):

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Dec 29, 2017 08:18 |  #7

http://photography-on-the.net .../showthread.php?t=1​489790

Original thread, I think.

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Dec 30, 2017 02:18 |  #8

OceanRipple* wrote in post #18528527 (external link)
I like those! And the set screw goes in the slot/missing section.

Do you have any tips for forming your collars back to fitting tightly?

My two options shown here, have worked quite well (lower left, white and one from upper right, black):

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Nice mods!

For bending the collar, I wrap it with few layers of towel/cloth to reduce the markings, use a Channellock to crimp down one side at a time, and small section at a time.

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Dec 30, 2017 05:32 as a reply to Lotto's post |  #9

Tx for that detail.




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