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chood73
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Mar 03, 2012 08:55 |  #1

Trying to find a clamp that will let me mount a monolight on a vertical pipe.
All of the clamps have a stud sticking off parallel to the floor. I want to have the stud off-set from the pipe so the light won't be sideways, but sitting upright like it is on top of a stand.

I have dug and dug and can't quite find the clamp I need. I don't want to use a big articulating arm as it seems it would be flimsy. I thought about just doing some kind of cross mount.

Anyway, have you guys seen a simple clamp that would work?

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Mar 03, 2012 09:07 |  #2

Have a look at the industry standard: Manfrotto super clamp

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Mar 03, 2012 09:18 |  #3

Yeah those are great, but if I use that one, the stud will be horizontal. I am trying to get the stud vertical and off-set from the pipe to allow for the width of the monolight.

I guess I could use a cross clamp with another short pipe and put that clamp on the horizontal pipe. I was just looking for an all inclusive piece.

I just want to mount my kickers to pipes on either side of my background saving some floor space.




  
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Mar 03, 2012 09:20 |  #4

You can insert a longer bolt into the superclamps btw.

They do have a tendency to slip around on a round pipe though, so watch that you don't put too much weight on it.

For more heavy duty, try Avenger/Matthews, they have several offerings in this flavor:

IMAGE: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/images/largeimages/252210.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ck_Action_Baby_​Clamp.html  (external link)

Ohh, you mean something like this ?

IMAGE: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/images/largeimages/124734.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …uper_Clamp_Grip​_Head.html  (external link)

These are the type of bolts i was talking about:
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …600C_Snap_In_Pi​n_for.html (external link)

Most people have some sort of articulated top for the super clamp, for things not too heavy, i use a super clamp and this:
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …KL_Double_Ball_​Joint.html (external link)

Allowing me to angle and rotate and place the light exactly where i want it.

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Mar 03, 2012 09:24 |  #5

Csae wrote in post #14013763 (external link)
Ohh, you mean something like this ?

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These are the type of bolts i was talking about:
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …600C_Snap_In_Pi​n_for.html (external link)

Yeah, that is probably what I will have to go with. Just add a short section of pipe and a super clamp.




  
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Mar 03, 2012 09:26 |  #6

Maybe this guy with a super clamp.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …0LB_Extension_A​rm_20.html (external link)

I was just trying to get an all in one deal.




  
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Mar 03, 2012 10:03 |  #7

chood73 wrote in post #14013790 (external link)
Maybe this guy with a super clamp.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …0LB_Extension_A​rm_20.html (external link)

I was just trying to get an all in one deal.

Most grip gear is made into separate pieces to allow re-configuration at will, im sure you could eventually track down a simple single set for what you need, but i suggest the legos route, in the future it will allow you the option to re-configure more easily.


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Mar 03, 2012 10:23 |  #8

avenger drop (e700) with a typical manfrotto super clamp (035RL).

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I also use a manfrotto 042 extension arm with my super clamp. (no pic for that one)

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Mar 03, 2012 10:25 |  #9

Csae wrote in post #14013757 (external link)
Most people have some sort of articulated top for the super clamp, for things not too heavy, i use a super clamp and this:
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …KL_Double_Ball_​Joint.html (external link)

Allowing me to angle and rotate and place the light exactly where i want it.

A highly versatile combo I also use and recommend...



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Mar 03, 2012 21:09 |  #10

This arm will mount to the superclamp and give you 6" from the collumn + the depth of the superclamp.

It will lock into the clamp at 45 degree angles, so as long as the pipe is vertical then you can mount the strobe straight up and down.

IMAGE: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/images/largeimages/546373.jpg
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On the other hand, if the pipe is exaclty 1 3/8" and you have access to one or the other end; then you could mount this and slide it to the exact position you want.

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Mar 04, 2012 09:10 |  #11

MrScott wrote in post #14017415 (external link)
This arm will mount to the superclamp and give you 6" from the collumn + the depth of the superclamp.

It will lock into the clamp at 45 degree angles, so as long as the pipe is vertical then you can mount the strobe straight up and down.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …2_Extension_Arm​_with.html (external link)

I agree with MrScott's 1st recommendation above of using a Manfrotto extension arm with the Superclamp. It doesn't get any simpler and cleaner than that for mounting srobes upright on a vertical column. :)


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Mar 04, 2012 09:12 |  #12

That will fit the bill nicely!




  
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Mar 04, 2012 16:24 |  #13

Leo's flashing the Bron out of nowhere, its like walking into a titty shot.


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Mar 04, 2012 17:44 |  #14

Csae wrote in post #14022170 (external link)
Leo's flashing the Bron out of nowhere, its like walking into a titty shot.

I bet you really enjoyed that, didn't you. ;) ;) :lol:


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