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DIY: How to mount Speedlite to softbox

 
barronchung
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Feb 16, 2011 12:03 |  #76

My take on mounting a softbox, no modifications necessary. You just need two hardware store clamps and a tripod with a quick release slot:

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It's a softbox meant for a monolight, clamped it onto a tripod with some clamps from the hardware store (one clamp to hold onto the speedring, one clamp to hold the first clamp onto the tripod-- the arm of the clamp fit into the quick release slot so it didn't really move side to side), and I held my flash onto it with some rubber bands. The third clamp at the top of the softbox ring provided extra tension so the flash wouldn't fall down, but you could replace that extra clamp and the rubber bands with ball bungees (I didn't have any at the time).

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Feb 17, 2011 22:19 |  #77

barronchung wrote in post #11855082 (external link)
My take on mounting a softbox, no modifications necessary. You just need two hardware store clamps and a tripod with a quick release slot:

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It's a softbox meant for a monolight, clamped it onto a tripod with some clamps from the hardware store (one clamp to hold onto the speedring, one clamp to hold the first clamp onto the tripod-- the arm of the clamp fit into the quick release slot so it didn't really move side to side), and I held my flash onto it with some rubber bands. The third clamp at the top of the softbox ring provided extra tension so the flash wouldn't fall down, but you could replace that extra clamp and the rubber bands with ball bungees (I didn't have any at the time).


Excellent idea and great solution.


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Jun 29, 2018 21:34 as a reply to  @ post 4798699 |  #78

Hello,
Would you please explain in details how did you cut a section of neck off of the original bowens mount so clean?




  
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Jun 29, 2018 22:11 |  #79

miccar wrote in post #18653836 (external link)
Hello,
Would you please explain in details how did you cut a section of neck off of the original bowens mount so clean?

That should be easy enough to do. You could probably use any sort of cutting tool/saw for that. Personally I’d use a Dremel rotary tool with a cut-off wheel. Looks to me like he’s added some rubber edge guard over the cut. You can get similar edging (for car doors) in the automotive section of most stores.

Alternatively, you could just unscrew the speedring and remove it completely. Most rings allow for interchangeable inserts to fit various branded strobes.


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Jun 30, 2018 12:15 as a reply to  @ Lyndön's post |  #80

Thank you for the response.
I would like to know how LOTTO did it. The cut looks amazingly clean. It is almost impossible do it with Dremel.
I want to cut the same type of bowens mount to to use this insert with Alienbees strobe.
Unfortunately I am too new to this forum and not able to send PM to ask LOTTO directly. Are you able to help me?




  
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