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AlienBees umbrella shaft diameter question

 
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May 17, 2010 18:59 |  #1

Hi, I recently bought an AB800 from AlienBees. The umbrella I was waiting for has been on backorder forever so I am looking at some sites to order a similar shoot-through umbrella that's convertible for bouncing as well.

One I found is this Photoflex UM-RUT45 (here (external link)on B&H and here (external link)on the official site).


It says the shaft diameter is 8mm, and for AlienBees lights I've found several sources saying that all their lights accept 3/8 inch umbrella shafts.

Will this Photoflex one work in the AB shaft hole? I realize that 3/8 inches equals out to about 9.5mm. Will the 8mm Photoflex one work?

If not, where can I find an umbrella brand that uses the exact right shaft size to fit in the 3/8 inch hole in the AB??




  
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May 17, 2010 19:05 |  #2

You can go smaller, you just cant go bigger. The umbrella shaft is held in place by a thumbscrew so it can tighten on a smaller shaft.




  
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May 17, 2010 19:24 |  #3

Wow yeah that seems like it makes sense (and was pretty obvious lol). Duh on my part, thanks!




  
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May 17, 2010 19:27 |  #4

Guts311 wrote in post #10198834 (external link)
Wow yeah that seems like it makes sense (and was pretty obvious lol). Duh on my part, thanks!

I wont charge you for the advice :)




  
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May 17, 2010 19:30 |  #5

gonzogolf wrote in post #10198857 (external link)
I wont charge you for the advice :)

Haha thank God.




  
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