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Speedlight Identification Bands for Light Stands

 
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Feb 10, 2018 13:35 |  #1

Im getting old. My eyes are not what they used to be, my memory is less than perfect. I wont even talk about my cardio or need to loose weight..

One thing that frustrates me to no end, is being on set and wanting to change the power of one specific flash... and forgetting what it's assigned I.D. is!

My solution was to make identification bands out of some scrap PVC pipe I had lying around and place them on my light stands.

Once completed, I used them on my next set, and it was AWESOME! I hope you find this useful. Thanks for looking.

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Yes, I know there is a typo on this, but Im not motivated enough to fix it..

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Feb 12, 2018 13:26 |  #6

Nicely done...


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Feb 13, 2018 09:45 |  #7

You're on to something.


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Feb 18, 2018 23:14 |  #8

On set example:

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Feb 18, 2018 23:20 |  #9

Helped me get these:

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May 20, 2018 12:20 as a reply to  @ ShutterKlick's post |  #10

Great idea. Sort of like the I.D. rings my wife places on our wine glasses when we are entertaining...


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Jul 07, 2018 08:37 |  #11

Excellent idea and wonderfully illustrated and executed as well. You're quite handy with the tools!

I mark my batteries, transmitters, receivers, flashes and cameras as well. If you find the marker rubs off and want it a bit permanent, try a paint pen. Look at items on top of the page in link provided. Or, 3" Tall Letter Stickers from local hardware store. Black Letters on White background, as used on mailboxes.

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Jul 08, 2018 11:48 |  #12

I have four lights (cheetah lights) that I use at weddings, events, etc. I had the same problem i.e. remembering which light is which. My transmitter uses numbers to identify a particular light so my solution was quite simple. I mark each lithium battery pack (which clamps to my light stand) with one, two or three strips of yellow gaffer tape. I leave one battery unmarked (which I call 0). This way I can see a light from across the room and know which one it is by the number of strips of tape on it. Works like a charm.


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Jul 10, 2018 07:45 |  #13

Ok now that is a great idea.

I had always used group A as a key, B as a fill/rim etc.


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Jul 10, 2018 17:38 as a reply to  @ Echo63's post |  #14

Personal preference, it can be anything you want.. you just gotta know what it is! :-)


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