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Mar 06, 2016 07:14 |  #1

Hello,

I stop taking pictures for more then 2 years (Health problems) and now im back trying to do the thing i love .. The thing is i wanna build myself flash bracket and i need some help.

What bracket i should use : EX:

http://www.ebay.co.uk …2c5f33:g:gHcAAO​Swu-BWQ0K6 (external link) is this ok ?

What ball head i should use becouse i think its more important then it looks EX:

http://www.ebay.co.uk …256dfe:g:RC8AAO​SwzgRWxohN (external link)

I will try to build a home made diffuser like Mr. Lord V have.

Any advice is better then nothing.

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Mar 07, 2016 04:35 |  #2

Neither of those brackets are going to be of much use, the first isn't flexible enough and the second is too cheap and won't offer you tight locking on the ball joint.
You need an arrangement that will position your flash as far forward as possible and hold it rigidly or at least stop it from flopping about at inopportune moments.

Check out the set up threads, look for ideas and concepts that appeal to you, consider weight, cost and other variables.
It is actually cheaper to spend a little more money on something that will work, than spend small amounts of money on stuff that fails to live up to expectations time and time again.

You can start at the beginning: https://photography-on-the.net …hread.php?t=142​566&page=1 or the end: https://photography-on-the.net …read.php?t=1425​66&page=73
Same for FM: http://www.fredmiranda​.com/forum/topic/78082​0 (external link) or http://www.fredmiranda​.com …pic/780820/26#l​astmessage (external link)


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Mar 07, 2016 04:40 as a reply to  @ Snowyman's post |  #3

That is so true.Thank you verry much for your time and help

Thank you, Daniel


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Mar 07, 2016 04:48 |  #4

Not sure if you are going to be using an off camera cord to connect the flash to the camera. If you are then something like this bracket
http://www.amazon.co.u​k …roid+heavy+duty​+L+bracket (external link) will be ok but you will need to rplace the ballhead with something more substantial
eg http://www.amazon.co.u​k …fRID=19V4P3EWXC​NJE5S0EY4K (external link).

You then screw the end of the off camera cord on to the top of the ballhead.

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Mar 07, 2016 04:53 as a reply to  @ LordV's post |  #5

I will use a flash cord to connect the flash to the camera flash shoe.
Thank you verry much for your time Sir

i will order them now.

Next stept Diffuser ,

Then will be good to go i quess.

Thank you again, Daniel


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Apr 16, 2016 03:36 as a reply to  @ zeussbdc's post |  #6

I was wondering of you managed to get your flash bracket organised and what you did eventually. I am interested as I am about to embark on the same journey as you and wanted to see if you were successful !


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Apr 16, 2016 04:58 as a reply to  @ sirbridge's post |  #7

I will post a picture with my setup today.


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Apr 19, 2016 04:22 |  #8

zeussbdc wrote in post #17973528 (external link)
I will post a picture with my setup today.

Did you manage to post a picture as I have been unable to see any follow-up ?


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Apr 19, 2016 04:33 as a reply to  @ sirbridge's post |  #9

Sorry i didnt had time but i promise i will put one today after i finish what i have to do.Sorry again


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Apr 19, 2016 09:40 as a reply to  @ zeussbdc's post |  #10

No problems, I thought perhaps you had but I could not find it !


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Apr 19, 2016 09:54 as a reply to  @ sirbridge's post |  #11

Here you go


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Apr 19, 2016 15:03 as a reply to  @ zeussbdc's post |  #12

Interesting. Thank you ! I also have had a lengthy break from photography and am changing direction from the darkroom to colour work but digital. A steep learning curve involving some experimenting and I hope to get started very soon.


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Apr 19, 2016 16:19 as a reply to  @ sirbridge's post |  #13

Was a pleasure.If you need anything else let me know.I will gladly help you


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Apr 23, 2016 22:03 |  #14
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I used to own the Really Right Stuff B91-QR: Large Flash Bracket (external link), as well as FA-QREX2: Telescoping Flash Extenders (external link).

Lovely "on paper," but too expensive and functionally-lame.

I know am using the simple, inexpensive, but very sturdy, very versatile Wimberley F-2 Macro Bracket (external link). Cheaper, sturdier, far more versatile IMO.

I also use the Vello FlexFrame Softbox (external link).

I will post photos within the week ...

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Apr 25, 2016 09:05 |  #15
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The setup I use is very similar to what Zeussbdc is using.

I have a much larger softbox at the end to try to spread the light as far as possible.

The more the light is concentrated on the subject, in one (or two) small spots (if Twinflash), the more you can see the "flashmarks" on the subject, particularly spider's eyes.

I don't have my technique down yet, but I think I am getting some even light this way compared to using twinflashes.


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