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Feb 13, 2011 15:27 as a reply to  @ post 11829733 |  #91

Here's another one of my favorite configurations using the Avenger A5017 roller stand. Using it this way keeps it balanced very nicely with the arm and mounted light and modifier close to the center axis but gets the strobe on a drop down pin and allows for greater downward angles.

This is my 5017 fully loaded. All my stands have a Superclamp with a hook for a power cord and all have a Superclamp with a Pocket Wizard Plus II ready to go.

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Feb 15, 2011 09:57 |  #92

Looks good Robert.


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Feb 15, 2011 13:46 as a reply to  @ post 11829733 |  #93

This is Manfrotto 420B (external link). I only had this for about a week and then changed it for a 420CSU (external link) - which is much more robust and much heavier - but the same size and reach as the 420B.

In the 8 months of use so far I find that I really like the ability for it all to telescope into each other and pack away to a one-piece total length of 115cm. A nice piece of kit.

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Feb 25, 2011 01:58 |  #94

For this one
http://www.adorama.com​/MT339567.html (external link)

do i need this or will I be able to mount up a strobe?
http://www.filmandvide​olighting.com/mamafi38​.html (external link)


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Feb 25, 2011 06:58 |  #95

sigma pi wrote in post #11910452 (external link)
For this one
http://www.adorama.com​/MT339567.html (external link)

do i need this or will I be able to mount up a strobe?
http://www.filmandvide​olighting.com/mamafi38​.html (external link)

The strobe probably would be able to be mounted, but from what I've read here I think the drop pin would give more versatility. Rob (TMR Design) commented about that back a while in one of his posts. You might see if Rob or others with more experience comment about the "Magic Finger" you linked too - it looks different than others that have been shown - maybe there are better choices.


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Feb 25, 2011 07:46 |  #96

Sigma wants the Magic Finger because he knows that it attaches correctly to elinchrom strobes without the crooked strobe issue you have with the Avenger Swivel Pin. But he should also know that its a lot less expensive at B&H :lol:.

Also, Sigma, why not just get that Cheetah C-stand for $100, it comes with a 50" extension arm (instead of 40) and two grip heads, and has a removable turtle base.


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Feb 25, 2011 07:57 as a reply to  @ Dave Jr's post |  #97

The magic finger and the drop down pin work well with the Elinchrom receptor.

Depending on how they are used you can take some of the stress off the swivel mount of the strobe and when used with arms and grip heads they allow for creating offsets to get the strobe and modifier away from the center axis of the stand, which ultimately allows for greater angles and the ability to tilt the modifier further forward then you could with the strobe mounted directly to the baby pin that's on axis.


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Feb 25, 2011 09:21 |  #98

Rob, which superclamps are you using for your A5017 PWs and power cords? Thats a great idea!


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Feb 25, 2011 09:26 as a reply to  @ jffuerte's post |  #99

Dave Jr wrote in post #11911160 (external link)
Sigma wants the Magic Finger because he knows that it attaches correctly to elinchrom strobes without the crooked strobe issue you have with the Avenger Swivel Pin. But he should also know that its a lot less expensive at B&H :lol:.

Also, Sigma, why not just get that Cheetah C-stand for $100, it comes with a 50" extension arm (instead of 40) and two grip heads, and has a removable turtle base.

Because I didn't know about the cheetah :lol: any link to it? I like to over research but I got to get a lot of stuff ordered today :(

The only place that sells it is cheetah?

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The strobe probably would be able to be mounted, but from what I've read here I think the drop pin would give more versatility. Rob (TMR Design) commented about that back a while in one of his posts. You might see if Rob or others with more experience comment about the "Magic Finger" you linked too - it looks different than others that have been shown - maybe there are better choices.

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The magic finger and the drop down pin work well with the Elinchrom receptor.

Depending on how they are used you can take some of the stress off the swivel mount of the strobe and when used with arms and grip heads they allow for creating offsets to get the strobe and modifier away from the center axis of the stand, which ultimately allows for greater angles and the ability to tilt the modifier further forward then you could with the strobe mounted directly to the baby pin that's on axis.

sweet! Any drop down pin you recommend?


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Feb 25, 2011 09:38 |  #100

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Rob, which superclamps are you using for your A5017 PWs and power cords? Thats a great idea!

I use the Manfrotto 035RL Super Clamp (external link). You can also get the clamp without the stud (035) if you don't need or want it. Then I use the Manfrotto 039 U-Hook (external link).

For the drop down pin I'm using the Avenger E700 Baby Drop Down (external link).


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Feb 25, 2011 09:51 |  #101

Thanks Rob for the link. Pi, I have the E700 too and works great.


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Feb 25, 2011 10:21 |  #102

TMR Design wrote in post #11911678 (external link)
I use the Manfrotto 035RL Super Clamp (external link). You can also get the clamp without the stud (035) if you don't need or want it. Then I use the Manfrotto 039 U-Hook (external link).

For the drop down pin I'm using the Avenger E700 Baby Drop Down (external link).

jffuerte wrote in post #11911761 (external link)
Thanks Rob for the link. Pi, I have the E700 too and works great.

Thanks you two!! looks like I will give mathews my own magic middle finger :lol: a lot more reasonable thanks for your input!


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Feb 25, 2011 10:27 |  #103

TMR Design wrote in post #11911678 (external link)
I use the Manfrotto 035RL Super Clamp (external link). You can also get the clamp without the stud (035) if you don't need or want it. Then I use the Manfrotto 039 U-Hook (external link).

For the drop down pin I'm using the Avenger E700 Baby Drop Down (external link).

Rob, I thought that drop down pin (E700) had the issue with the crooked eli strobe, no?


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Feb 25, 2011 10:35 |  #104

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Because I didn't know about the cheetah :lol: any link to it?

Link to Tetrode's comparison of the Cheetah to the Avenger 2033D

Link (external link) to the Cheetah kit with 50" extension arm and 2 grip heads (man you are lazy :lol:)

I bought the Cheetah kit and am very pleased with it.


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Feb 25, 2011 10:38 |  #105

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Rob, I thought that drop down pin (E700) had the issue with the crooked eli strobe, no?

I don't have any problem with my E700's and Elinchrom's. Good solid fit.


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