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Dec 09, 2014 03:17 |  #1

Hey! I had a long convo on private message that I was keeping an eye on before the update but apparently I lost it all so I also lost access to the messages I was having with someone here who was explaining details on studio equipment to me. So now I need to ask again:

I need something to mount my Godox AD360 with an umbrella, so I'm thinking of this http://www.amazon.co.u​k …&psc=1&smid=A3P​5ROKL5A1OL (external link) but I don't think you can mount the flash on it, right? You'd need a coldshoe thingy? Do you then mount the coldshoe thingamajig on this swivel or am I missing something? If anyone has any specific combo they use for this particular flash, could you link to it, please?


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Dec 09, 2014 03:41 |  #2

For my AD360, I personally tend to use a monkey's knuckle and the 1/4-20 threaded base on top of a swivel. That manfrotto you linked includes two monkey knuckles with two sizes of thread each, so it'd work fine.

My other flashes I mount using a FRIO cold shoe.

http://www.amazon.co.u​k …oe-adapter/dp/B004CBTCFC/ (external link)


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Dec 09, 2014 03:48 |  #3

One other thing;

I can't recommend enough David Hobby's Strobist blog and specifically, lighting 101 found here: http://strobist.blogsp​ot.jp/2006/03/lighting​-101.html (external link)

It will answer many of the questions you might have about equipment!


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Dec 09, 2014 04:25 |  #4

That's the thing though, that one particular swivel I linked to doesn't seem to have a coldshoe mount so I can attach the 360 to it, or am I missing something? I probably am.


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Dec 09, 2014 05:46 |  #5

Maverique wrote in post #17322133 (external link)
That's the thing though, that one particular swivel I linked to doesn't seem to have a coldshoe mount so I can attach the 360 to it, or am I missing something? I probably am.

The AD360 comes with two bases, one with a standard hot-shoe base, and one base with a 1/4-20 threaded base. I use the 1/4-20 base most often because it seems more secure. The monkey knuckle (brass post with two screw ends) will screw right in.

Edit; You can see the 2nd base in the photo linked here:

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Dec 09, 2014 06:05 |  #6

Is that the base near the bottom right with a screw thingy? over the cable and beside the power adapter?


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Dec 09, 2014 06:22 as a reply to  @ Maverique's post |  #7

this http://www.godox.com …pe_Speedlite_Br​acket.html (external link) handles bowens mount softboxes, umbrellas, and other quick set up boxes. Pretty sure they make an Elinchrom mount too.


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Dec 09, 2014 06:50 |  #8

Maverique wrote in post #17322207 (external link)
Is that the base near the bottom right with a screw thingy? over the cable and beside the power adapter?

That's the one! It screws on in place of the hotshoe mount.


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Dec 09, 2014 07:07 as a reply to  @ JacobAllison's post |  #9

Alright! thanks :) I like that particular Manfrotto swivel because it handles umbrellas, and can take a normal speedlite like my 430EX II


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Dec 09, 2014 07:31 |  #10

The Godox S-Bracket affords the easiest set up with an umbrella. It also places the flash tube nearest the center axis of the umbrella. If you buy the Manfrotto or similar cold shoe type mount, the flash tube ends up about 6 inches above the center axis. With the S-Bracket, it doesn't matter which AD360 base you use, but you can keep the hot shoe on in case you do want to mount on-camera once in awhile. The S-Bracket also fits any speedlight and gives you a Bowens mount for softboxes and other light modifiers.

http://www.amazon.co.u​k …8&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SY200_QL40 (external link)

If you read the Cheetah/Wistro/AD360 bare bulb flash thread, you'll see different mounts being used. Not to ruin the story, but if you don't want to read hundreds of posts *spoiler alert* the S-Bracket becomes widely accepted in the end.




  
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