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Can a light stand double up as a microphone blimp stand?

 
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Dec 11, 2014 01:09 |  #1

My first post in the new site and I am not even sure if this is the right place to post it but I couldn't find any forum for tripods except here. My question is this - I am planning to get a Manfrotto 1051BAC Alu Mini Air Cushioned Compact Stand. Now the question is can it double up as a support for my Rode Blimp without any modification to the head?
I posted this under the sticky in the general gear talk. But I doubt if anyone will see it there to respond.
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Dec 11, 2014 08:14 |  #2

Without modification, no. But you probably just need the Rode Universal Blimp Mount adaptor.

http://www.amazon.com …_87?s=musical-instruments (external link)




  
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Dec 11, 2014 11:56 |  #3

CAPhotog wrote in post #17326202 (external link)
Without modification, no. But you probably just need the Rode Universal Blimp Mount adaptor.

http://www.amazon.com …_87?s=musical-instruments (external link)

this says 3/8 mount. the light stand will almost certainly be a 5/8.


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Dec 11, 2014 14:39 as a reply to  @ Left Handed Brisket's post |  #4

you'll need something like this http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …5_8_receptor_to​_long.html (external link) and i assume the gadget CAphotog posted.

the stand you have specified shows a threaded male top in addition to the 5/8 pin. I personally don't like the threaded top as it doesn't add much function and can keep things from fitting down on the pin all the way.

these are the stands i use. one thing i like is that the legs can be placed flat against the ground to avoid a tripping hazard. http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …7486_Reverse_St​and_7.html (external link)

it's a bit heavier, but smaller packed and a little cheaper and can hold an additional 2 or 3 pounds.


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Dec 12, 2014 17:12 as a reply to  @ Left Handed Brisket's post |  #5

Mics use threaded mounts, not studs. If your Rode came with the 3/8" to 1/4" adapter, you are good to go.




  
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Dec 18, 2014 10:21 |  #6

Sorry for the late response as I was away from the site for a few days. I am not so worried about the 3/8th 5/8th issue. That can be easily tackled with a thread adapter. My issue is, there are two holes below the handle of the blimp. One for the tripod/boom and the other from where the XLR connector comes out where the cable goes in. This is a little projected out. So whatever stud is there on top of the stand has to be a little long so that it doesn't foul with the XLR connector right next to it. Is this problem taken care of in the stand whose link I shared?


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Dec 18, 2014 19:49 |  #7

The new blimp with hollow grip looks like it addresses any concern by angling the XLR outward. For the older blimp, I assume you would want the universal adapter as there is no handle for the XLR to go through. I have a PG2 grip not the blimp, so understand what you mean but can't verify anything for you.




  
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Dec 21, 2014 00:43 |  #8

Yes, very correct that the new blimp addresses the problem. I don't know if the universal adapter will help me. I am attaching two images of the bottom of my handle one with the XLR and other without the XLR. Thanks for taking the time out to try and solve my problem CAPhotog


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Dec 21, 2014 01:51 as a reply to  @ sudipto_roy's post |  #9

Maybe this will help. Here is a close up of the threaded stud on the Manfrotto 1051BAC. I'm holding the threaded adapter that is included on the left.


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Dec 21, 2014 06:24 |  #10

Fantastic. This is precisely what I was wanting to see. Thanks a tonne CAPhotog :-)


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