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Jul 11, 2011 15:28 |  #1

like everyone else working on a strobist kit. can anyone reccomend a reliable Umbrella Adapter? I've heard that alot of the ebay brands are cheap. it will most likely be mounted on an impact heavy duty air cushioned stand.




  
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Jul 11, 2011 15:29 |  #2

www.flashzebra.com (external link) The carry a nice heavy duty plastic one. Good value.




  
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Jul 11, 2011 15:32 |  #3

By the time you break two of the plastic ones you could just buy one of these.
http://www.amazon.com …TF8&qid=1310416​239&sr=8-1 (external link)
Much easier to adjust too compared to the plastic ones with the clicky ridges.




  
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Jul 11, 2011 20:29 |  #4

I have four of the flashpoint ones from Adorama. Zero complaints...


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Jul 11, 2011 22:26 |  #5

Ditto on FlashZebra. Here's the one I use:

http://www.flashzebra.​com/brackets/0041.shtm​l (external link)

Works quite well. And the price is right.




  
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Jul 12, 2011 03:24 |  #6

There are metal ones with locking teeth. They are my favorite. Look around eBay and you should be able to find them.

Edit: OK, here is one example, but it's from Canada. http://cgi.ebay.com …ories&hash=item​45fb6dfe5e (external link)



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Jul 12, 2011 10:54 |  #7

I like [IMG]http://www.calumetphot​o.com …ith_hot_shoe_mo​unt/mf6829 (external link)


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Jul 12, 2011 11:07 |  #8

dmward wrote in post #12745523 (external link)
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that thing is brick hard. i bought one as a recommendation from a member on this board. it is solid. i was surprised out of my mind

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Jul 12, 2011 11:14 |  #9

Thanks,
I agree, I have about 5 or 6. I have some of the plastic ones, OK but fragile - the thread inserts pop out when in the equipment bag. Have the Calumet version with spigots at each end, also good but the T handle on the one screw fitting keeps getting in the way.


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Jul 12, 2011 17:23 |  #10

Perfect for an rf602 on top...
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk …ories&hash=item​3a5a2dad2c (external link)
I have five of them, three manfrotto swivels, and 6 other various branded. This one is the best so far of the lot (the Manfrotto is the most solid, but is far too heavy to carry around three of them all day long).

Cheap, light, solid, etc etc




  
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Jul 12, 2011 17:25 |  #11

I use the Manfrotto ones.


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Jul 12, 2011 17:32 |  #12

jimbob85 wrote in post #12740817 (external link)
By the time you break two of the plastic ones you could just buy one of these.
http://www.amazon.com …TF8&qid=1310416​239&sr=8-1 (external link)
Much easier to adjust too compared to the plastic ones with the clicky ridges.

i have two of these and consider these a great buy along with my manfrotto nano stands


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