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Quad umbrella bracket for speedlites?

 
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Feb 26, 2013 10:38 |  #1

I found Lastolite at BH but have mercy it's $98! Anyone know a cheaper alternative?


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Feb 26, 2013 10:55 |  #2

Adorama has a Flashpoint (external link)one for $40.


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Feb 26, 2013 11:38 |  #3

quad flash.. that's insane in the membrane :P I have a tri-flash adapter from impact and it's a total piece of crap. The first time I bought garbage from them. I'm happy with dual flash for now since the number of flashes added above 3 drastically drops in terms of added light output.

That flashpoint looks like good value. It probably produces effective results, say, outdoors with a shoot-through-umbrella.


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Feb 26, 2013 12:08 as a reply to  @ Pearlallica's post |  #4

That Lastolyte one seems like a crap design anyhow. What is clamping the umbrella shaft in place to keep it from moving? Same with the Adorama one. Does that one have a clamp to close the umbrella in place?

For those prices, you could just get a block of aluminum and a drill and tap and tap in 1/4"-20 holes. Buy 4 cold shoe mounts for like $6 each and be ready to go for under $25 plus a little elbow grease.

There are a bunch of tri brackets for cheap, but quads are harder to find.


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Feb 26, 2013 12:48 |  #5

http://www.lightwaredi​rect.com …de=FSA1&Categor​y_Code=FSB (external link)

You get what you pay for....Lightware has a very nice system for their block.


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Feb 26, 2013 18:51 |  #6

I have several different kinds of mounts for multiple speedlites, each has a benefit and each has its limitations. The Flashpoint quad linked to earlier has a thumb screw to hold the umbrella. I've mounted the big V1 PLM in it.

Another option this this: http://www.diy-lighting-kits.com …00&utm_campaign​=diyp_side (external link)


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