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External Power Source Placement

 
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Feb 02, 2015 10:18 |  #1

This may be a dumb question, but I'm new to this topic so please forgive my ignorance.. I'm looking to buy an external power source for my flash (YN565ex II). Here is my question; once it's connected to the flash, where does it go? Does it just dangle? Heh. Are the cords typically long enough to reach a shirt or pant pocket? Does it mount to the bottom of the camera like a battery grip?


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Feb 02, 2015 10:32 |  #2

Hi, Most of the external sources have a case with loops or a strap.

The smaller ones also have a hole which takes a long pattern 1/4 in BSW/UNC thumbscrew.

So there's a wide variety of options. For studio: ?clamp it to your stand. Run & gun: ?fix it to a chest strap of your back-pack - etc.

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http://www.amazon.com …r=1-4&keywords=claw+clamp (external link)




  
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Feb 02, 2015 11:03 |  #3

Thanks for the info! The one I'm looking at comes with a 1/4" screw. Fixing it to the bag strap sounds like a good option as well.


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Feb 02, 2015 12:03 |  #4

Depending upon how much it weighs, you might NOT want to lift it up to your eye hundreds or thousands of times during a daylong shoot!


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