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Jan 17, 2014 22:13 |  #3631

You could also order a 16-hole speed ring that has an integral mounting platform:

http://www.ebay.com …ain_0&hash=item​2ecd499bdf (external link)

Mounting a CL-360:

IMAGE: http://f.cl.ly/items/0U1d2g1H3h42401P433i/16_Hole_Speed_Ring_CL-360.jpg

The 16-hole ring is nice because it handles squares, rectangles, strips, and octas as well as 16-sided softboxes.



  
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Jan 17, 2014 22:34 |  #3632

Awesome, I'd like to mount that to a rod and attach to my grip head.
Similar to the Kacey Einstein bracket.




  
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Jan 18, 2014 09:42 |  #3633

Tetrode, what did you do to prevent the speedring from spinning around the adapter?

Also, the speedpro bracket accepts umbrella rods, were you able to mount your 86 PLM in there?




  
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Jan 18, 2014 10:19 |  #3634

vergammelt wrote in post #16615500 (external link)
Tetrode, what did you do to prevent the speedring from spinning around the adapter?

I'm not sure I'm understanding your question. Do you mean how do I prevent the speed ring insert from turning? With the insert I'm using, once the four retaining screws are tightened, the insert cannot turn. I secured the insert in the correct orientation to ensure the Speed Pro would align properly when mounted.

Also, the speedpro bracket accepts umbrella rods, were you able to mount your 86 PLM in there?

The Speed Pro umbrella holder doesn't work particularly well right out of the box:

IMAGE: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5169/5286448453_0fe25eaa1c_z.jpg

Technically, the answer to your specific question is, yes, I could mount my 86" PLM using the Speed Pro's native umbrella holder. I certainly wouldn't want to, though, because of the bracket's inability to retain an umbrella shaft parallel to the Speed Pro's track.

With the PLMs in particular, a better solution is to just use the supplied "cage":

IMAGE: http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4136/4961533690_d03446027d_o.jpg

PCB doesn't offer a Bowens compatible "cage" but modding either the AB or Elinchrom cage is a piece of cake if you can drill three holes:

IMAGE: http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4087/4960938017_180d5b9bc0_o.jpg

To be able to use umbrellas other than (more accurately, in addition to) the PLMs successfully with the Speed Pro, I went to the considerable trouble of adding a proper umbrella holder to the bracket:

IMAGE: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5519/9359049961_067315e80a_c.jpg



  
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Jan 18, 2014 10:26 |  #3635

Thanks, but what I meant was the rotation of the speedring around the vertical axis ( on the ball head/adapter).




  
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Jan 18, 2014 11:06 |  #3636

vergammelt wrote in post #16615610 (external link)
Thanks, but what I meant was the rotation of the speedring around the vertical axis ( on the ball head/adapter).

Why would I want/need to do that (assuming the modifier has been attached to the speed ring in the proper orientation)? In any case, with octas and squares, portrait = landscape. With strips and rectangles, the head can be flopped over 90-degrees as with the small strip shown here:

IMAGE: http://f.cl.ly/items/2j322t3M2v0h05282d3L/Strip_Vertical.jpg

IMAGE: http://f.cl.ly/items/082D2F1I3u313G2u2U0v/Strip_Horizontal.jpg

Sorry if I'm still missing your point.

And, yes, that is a ceramic frog in a bikini.



  
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Jan 18, 2014 12:12 |  #3637

tetrode wrote in post #16614624 (external link)
You could also order a 16-hole speed ring that has an integral mounting platform:

http://www.ebay.com …ain_0&hash=item​2ecd499bdf (external link)

Mounting a CL-360:

The 16-hole ring is nice because it handles squares, rectangles, strips, and octas as well as 16-sided softboxes.

Love that CS speed ring
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You should post a picture of your other mod Dave of the round stock and flat bar


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Jan 19, 2014 08:17 |  #3638

tetrode wrote in post #16615703 (external link)
Why would I want/need to do that (assuming the modifier has been attached to the speed ring in the proper orientation)? In any case, with octas and squares, portrait = landscape. With strips and rectangles, the head can be flopped over 90-degrees as with the small strip shown here:

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Sorry if I'm still missing your point.

And, yes, that is a ceramic frog in a bikini.

On my 7" tablet I thought the frog was smoking a pipe but now looking at the picture on my bigger screen I see that the pipe is a F4 Cosair model aeroplane.




  
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Jan 19, 2014 09:08 |  #3639

Has anyone experienced an issue where one of the Cheetah's doesn't beep when you adjust power from the transceiver?

I have 2 180's. On one of them beeps every time I adjust power from a transceiver, the other doesn't. Troubleshooting the one that doesn't goes like this:

1. Look at the 180 display, no Buzz icon
2. Press the Buzz button, Buzz icon enables on display. Press Test button, hear beep. Rejoice
3. Press power adjustment button on transceiver while watching 180 display. Power changes and Buzz icon immediately turns off, no beep. Sad face

Anyone seen that? Is there something that needs to be done to "lock" the Buzz on?


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Jan 19, 2014 17:54 |  #3640

mmmfotografie wrote in post #16617924 (external link)
On my 7" tablet I thought the frog was smoking a pipe but now looking at the picture on my bigger screen I see that the pipe is a F4 Cosair model aeroplane.

I can assure you that it is simply 'Not the done thing, old chap' to smoke a pipe while wearing a bikini. The sparks wreak absolute havoc with one's delicate skin. I speak from experience.

Of pipe smoking, not bikini wearing :lol:


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Jan 19, 2014 18:41 |  #3641

Ah, so how come you decided to smoke a pipe while wearing a bikini then? :p


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Jan 19, 2014 22:40 |  #3642

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Jan 20, 2014 05:02 |  #3643

^^^nice photo. I wonder if your "member status" helps with this sort of thing (look under your screen name).


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Jan 20, 2014 07:01 |  #3644

360 + BD with Grid

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Jan 20, 2014 11:33 |  #3645

Gareth ONeill wrote in post #16620307 (external link)
=Gareth O'Neill;16620307]^^^ni​ce photo. I wonder if your "member status" helps with this sort of thing (look under your screen name).

Not sure what your asking


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