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Looking for a handy tripod with flash connection.

 
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Apr 14, 2012 11:27 |  #1

Any experience or recommendation for a light weight tripod with a flash connection to make my 430EX a slave unit for interior use?




  
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Apr 14, 2012 11:36 |  #2

Why not use a light stand. You can get something on eBay for $20-30. This will give you a lot more height than a tripod would with much faster adjustment.




  
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Apr 14, 2012 11:39 |  #3

+1 for light stand... but if you really just want something like a tabletop stand, just use the stand that came with the flash :)


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Apr 14, 2012 14:04 |  #4

ender78 wrote in post #14264804 (external link)
Why not use a light stand. You can get something on eBay for $20-30. This will give you a lot more height than a tripod would with much faster adjustment.

I've noticed that some members of the forum use the term "tripod" to refer to what we in the US call a light stand.

This (external link) kit from Calumet works well. There are other, similar options available at B&H or Adorama.

Calumet also offers a compact stand that is essentially a Manfrotto nano stand. It is small and light. With it you will have to purchase the umbrella adapter separately.


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Apr 14, 2012 22:01 |  #5

dmward wrote in post #14265400 (external link)
I've noticed that some members of the forum use the term "tripod" to refer to what we in the US call a light stand.

This (external link)kit from Calumet works well. There are other, similar options available at B&H or Adorama.

Calumet also offers a compact stand that is essentially a Manfrotto nano stand. It is small and light. With it you will have to purchase the umbrella adapter separately.

+1

The nano stands are what I use now.

But for basic light stands, these work well...
http://www.amazon.com …tands-Cases/dp/B001WB02Z4 (external link)

$23 for the pair, shipped free.

If you have the little black plastic foot that come with speedlites, you can screw them onto the top of the stands, or just add a couple of the hotshoe flash/umbrella brackets.


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Apr 14, 2012 23:44 |  #6

dmward wrote in post #14265400 (external link)
I've noticed that some members of the forum use the term "tripod" to refer to what we in the US call a light stand.

This (external link) kit from Calumet works well. There are other, similar options available at B&H or Adorama.

Calumet also offers a compact stand that is essentially a Manfrotto nano stand. It is small and light. With it you will have to purchase the umbrella adapter separately.

You are right, as a Euro guy I also have not heard about a light stand.
I have looked at several on the net, but most of them are too big and not very handy to move around.
Thanks for all the comments and advices.




  
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