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Jun 07, 2011 19:30 |  #1

It is kind or hokey but I'm not sure if my flash will work mounted at a 90 degree angle. I really did not want to buy more brackets and stuff as I already had flash zebra components. I normally used reflective and just got a shoot through umbrella. I ordered these a few days ago so I had to figure out a way to keep the flash strait.

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Went to the local hardware store and got a this. $2.00 They come on 90 degree angles etc.

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It fits perfectly in here.

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I put soft sided velcro on so that it would not scratch the flash, particularly the focus assist beam area.

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Looks like this.

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Final results. I have the opposite side of the velcro at the front but used an elastic at the back because of the focus assist beam area. Still working on that. It is pretty stable. I could not knock it off bumping into it and once part of it is inside the umbrellas diffuser screen even better.

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Jun 08, 2011 03:34 |  #2

That's not too bad at all!! It definitely looks like it puts the flash on the axis of the umbrella.


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Jun 09, 2011 13:40 |  #3

Nice simple and clean. I like it. I would probably use bungee balls to lock it down. Nice design though. Thanks for sharing.


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Jun 10, 2011 22:50 |  #4

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Nice simple and clean. I like it. I would probably use bungee balls to lock it down. Nice design though. Thanks for sharing.

What are bungee balls?


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Jun 11, 2011 00:27 |  #5

They're part of the reproductive system of a bungee cord.




  
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Jun 11, 2011 00:32 |  #6

Thanks for breaking me up.


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Jun 11, 2011 20:45 |  #7

genius. thanks.




  
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Jun 11, 2011 21:52 |  #8

bdillon wrote in post #12573686 (external link)
They're part of the reproductive system of a bungee cord.

hahahahahahaha

Found in two seconds with Google.... :confused:

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Jun 11, 2011 21:54 |  #9

OP - Nice and cost effective setup, but I would be afraid my flashes came to a horrific death from the lack of actual support for the flash.


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hahahahahahaha

Found in two seconds with Google.... :confused:

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Thanks. I'll get some.


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OP - Nice and cost effective setup, but I would be afraid my flashes came to a horrific death from the lack of actual support for the flash.

It is not the greatest but I could not bump them off. I may yet get something different but I have not seen anything yet.


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Jun 11, 2011 22:33 |  #12

bdillon wrote in post #12573686 (external link)
They're part of the reproductive system of a bungee cord.


Hahaha....thanks for making me look like an idiot laughing at the computer screen....

Another thing I like to use to secure my flash to something or a gel holder to my flash is one of those Livestrong type wristbands. They are the perfect size for my 580EX and are very strong....bonus is most of those types of bands profits go to charity and they come in all sorts of colors! :p




  
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Jun 11, 2011 23:12 |  #13

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Thanks. I'll get some.

Get a pair.



  
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Get a pair.

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Jun 12, 2011 08:50 |  #15

Regardless of the material, just defend them. Never let your wife keep them....


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