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Sep 23, 2011 17:00 |  #1

Had my VMini on a superclamp - attached to a stand and when carrying it simply fell off onto the ground abruptly, it wasn't knocked or under further stress than it's own weight. The stud had completely fallen out. So I wouldn't necessarily trust it as-is. Anyone have any other recommendations for mounting these things to light stands?

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Sep 23, 2011 17:28 |  #2

Wow! That's not good! I use a super clamp myself to mount the VML to the light stand. Are you going to send it back to PCB for repair?




  
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Sep 23, 2011 17:46 |  #3

I also saw this exact thing happened to someone else over at FM.


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Sep 23, 2011 19:38 |  #4

I've noticed that on mine I can no longer remove the superclamp stud I have mounted it because the the whole mount freely rotates. After seeing your disaster I can only imagine mine coming apart in the same way very soon.


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Sep 23, 2011 19:47 as a reply to  @ z-monster's post |  #5

I just hang mine from one of the light stand knobs using the supplied strap.




  
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Sep 23, 2011 20:18 |  #6

lostinwv wrote in post #13153283 (external link)
I just hang mine from one of the light stand knobs using the supplied strap.

Kinda what I was thinking, too easy.

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Sep 23, 2011 21:50 |  #7

constrict wrote in post #13152859 (external link)
I also saw this exact thing happened to someone else over at FM.

lol....and you kept doing it hoping it wouldn't happen to you? :rolleyes:

Hang it off the strap and ball bungie it to the stand...


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Sep 23, 2011 21:57 |  #8

Time for a bungee cord to wrap the VML to the light stand. Should make it easier to move the light stand around without the battery bouncing around.




  
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Sep 23, 2011 22:22 |  #9

If you hang it on a clamp and don't support the bottom of the VML it puts extra pressure on the mount. It wasn't intended to be hung like that. When you use the OEM clamp, the bottom of the VML rests against the stand. When you hang it on a clamp, the bottom of the VML sort of floats in the air. If you want to hang it from a clamp like that, use a contact adhesive and some foam to add a support at the bottom.




  
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Sep 24, 2011 02:32 |  #10

Would a velcro strap work? Maybe passed through the shoulder strap holes on each side and around the light stand...


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Sep 24, 2011 04:03 |  #11

StephenAndrew wrote in post #13154630 (external link)
Would a velcro strap work? Maybe passed through the shoulder strap holes on each side and around the light stand...

I just used the included shoulder strap and did this :

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Sep 24, 2011 07:27 |  #12

I keep my MINI in one of these. http://www.thinktankph​oto.com …-u-thirsty-belt-pack.aspx (external link) Fits perfectly. Makes attachment to almost anything else much easier. Assistant often wears it on their belt while holding the Einstein and BD on a paint pole.


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Sep 24, 2011 12:52 |  #13

lostinwv wrote in post #13153283 (external link)
I just hang mine from one of the light stand knobs using the supplied strap.

This is what I do. No problem so far in multiple outdoor shoots.


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Sep 24, 2011 14:29 |  #14

you can always put the VML inside a small sling bag


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Sep 24, 2011 14:30 |  #15

Not worth mounting I've found in my experience with the mini vagabond.


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