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Jan 17, 2014 04:36 |  #1

Alright everyone. I am looking for some ingenious ideas for mounting my wireless trigger (Yongnuo 622) to my strobe (Alien bees 1600) I'm sick of dangling triggers hanging from all my lights. I've tried velcro, rubber bands, zip ties etc. I'd like to see some of your inventions or ideas that work for you.

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Jan 17, 2014 05:26 |  #2

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Jan 17, 2014 05:39 |  #3

IngersonPCD wrote in post #16612450 (external link)
=Ingerson"PCD";1661245​0]Alright everyone. I am looking for some ingenious ideas for mounting my wireless trigger (Yongnuo 622) to my strobe (Alien bees 1600) I'm sick of dangling triggers hanging from all my lights. I've tried velcro, rubber bands, zip ties etc. I'd like to see some of your inventions or ideas that work for you.

Thanks for looking.
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^^^^^ I do a lot of outdoor locations and velcro doesn't cut it.


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Jan 17, 2014 06:37 |  #4

IngersonPCD wrote in post #16612522 (external link)
=Ingerson"PCD";1661252​2]^^^^^ I do a lot of outdoor locations and velcro doesn't cut it.

Maybe you need Velcro extreme ??

I'm not kidding, seriously: http://www.amazon.com …_hi_4/178-0843790-6324102 (external link)




  
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Jan 17, 2014 07:41 |  #5

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Maybe you need Velcro extreme ??

I'm not kidding, seriously: http://www.amazon.com …_hi_4/178-0843790-6324102 (external link)

I'll give it a try. Thanks!


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Jan 17, 2014 10:47 |  #6

I was about to wonder what kind of velcro the OP was using if it wasn't cutting it. I've used this stuff for all sorts of things: http://www.homedepot.c​om …00/202261922#.U​tleA7TnYgI (external link) , hanging my motion detectors on the walls, fire detector to the ceiling, a faux baseboard under my dishwasher for quick access, .... Wind wouldn't blow a trigger loose for sure!


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Jan 17, 2014 10:49 |  #7

Yeah, good velcro should be more than up to the task.




  
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Jan 17, 2014 18:59 |  #8

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I was about to wonder what kind of velcro the OP was using if it wasn't cutting it. I've used this stuff for all sorts of things: http://www.homedepot.c​om …00/202261922#.U​tleA7TnYgI (external link) , hanging my motion detectors on the walls, fire detector to the ceiling, a faux baseboard under my dishwasher for quick access, .... Wind wouldn't blow a trigger loose for sure!

I admit I had some different velcro that wasn't as good as the one you linked. I picked some up this morning, I'll see how it goes. Thanks.

My next stop will be to epoxy a cold-shoe mount to the top of the light housing.


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Jan 17, 2014 19:21 |  #9

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=Ingerson"PCD";1661424​8]...........

My next stop will be to epoxy a cold-shoe mount to the top of the light housing.

Or just switch to the cybersyncs. :cool:


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Jan 18, 2014 06:42 as a reply to  @ Scatterbrained's post |  #10

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Jan 18, 2014 07:32 |  #11

I find that I can accomplish a lot in life with duct tape and/or JB Weld (a form of steel epoxy.) I JB Welded a cold shoe to the battery grip on my 5D MkII's and attach my Skyport receivers to the side of the camera that way, then wire it to the proper port on the camera. That way, it's removable to change batteries or replace it with newer hardware, should that come on the market.




  
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Jan 20, 2014 12:14 |  #12

Cold shoe + Wizard bracket ?
http://wizardbrackets.​com/wizard-brackets/ (external link)

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Jan 20, 2014 12:16 |  #13

Cold shoe + epoxy should fix ya right up.


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Mar 20, 2014 13:13 |  #14

old topic, I know, but just to add, I have a receiver permanently affixed to a strobe. It's on with nothing but gaffer tape. The other strobes are bit more flexible in that their receivers are attached with a combination of velcro and thick elastic bands.


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Mar 20, 2014 13:20 |  #15

You could try ball bungees, I use them to keep my speed-lights in my soft-boxes and for lots of other uses.

They're easy to use, easy to disable, very durable and they're only like $2-5 at any sporting goods store or at a walmart/target type store.

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