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Sep 04, 2007 08:49 |  #121

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Sep 05, 2007 09:23 as a reply to  @ Dalantech's post |  #122

Delta X Novoflex Hibrid :-)

Hiya All

Sorry bout the IQ only got a naff old mob phone to take these shots

I got fed up with the Delta Flip Bracket as it was so I've had a play, I bought a Novoflex Flexible Arm with Mini Ball & married the two together :lol:

What I have done is to take the plastic cup joints off the Delta Bracket, these were attached by a 1/4 BSW Allan Screw through the bottom Plastic Cup into the Foam covered Grip of the Delta setup, that left me with just the Grip & Bracket now the good thing is that the Novoflex arm has a 3/8 BSW thread supplied with a 3/8 to 1/4 reducer which meant I could just screw it all in place, tidy things up a bit & job done.

The Flexi Arm doesn't weigh that much & is far far stronger that those pesky plastic cups that make up the Delta's Arm IMHO

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Hope all makes some sense :lol:

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Sep 05, 2007 10:27 |  #123
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I too am not happy with the Delta, and when funds allow, will be buying a Wimberley dual flash bracket setup (along with a 580ex hehehe).

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Sep 05, 2007 11:34 |  #124

Hiya Dave,

Great to hear from you Dave :D

Not that we've had much Sun here in the UK but I find as soon as those Plastic Arms get warm they go floppy to some degree & who wants to be messing about trying to sort that when one needs to be taking a shot, not I for one !!

I tell you what that Flexi Arm is good or at least my one is, it's well up to the job, in fact I can pick the whole lot up by the end of the Arm & it doesn't creep at all, it'll be interesting to see if it loosens up with time eh.

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I too am not happy with the Delta, and when funds allow, will be buying a Wimberley dual flash bracket setup (along with a 580ex hehehe).

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Sep 05, 2007 11:50 |  #125

it's true the delta is not that sturdy. I have a 580 ex on the ned of mine and i'm constantly having to adjust it.

what's that you have on the end of your flexible arm? A Petzl? A mirror?


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Sep 05, 2007 12:48 |  #126

Hiya Scott,

It's a Petzl headlamp http://en.petzl.com/pe​tzl/LampesGammes?Gamme​=46 (external link) with the head band removed Etc Etc.

That flexi would be more than capable of supporting the weight of your Flash I'm sure, I tried my Sigma on there just to see how good it would be & it was fine.

Cheers for now
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scot079 wrote in post #3866413 (external link)
it's true the delta is not that sturdy. I have a 580 ex on the ned of mine and i'm constantly having to adjust it.

what's that you have on the end of your flexible arm? A Petzl? A mirror?


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Sep 05, 2007 17:57 as a reply to  @ bandit 1's post |  #127

Yeah I too have got to the point of being fed up with the delta with the Loc Line hose, especially here in the hot Florida Sun, the last photo shoot I did,
Here are the pics from that shoot
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=372257

I ended up having to re arrange the tripod so that I could support the weight of the 580EX with my Homemade Diffuser on the end.
I'm just debating whether to get the Ram Mount /Wimberly style with the ball and socket style clamps of go with the Novoflex unit like you have Mark.
I'll wait a little bit and do some more research first.
Cost is a factor as I want to get the MT24EX eventually and this will be only a temporary thing until then but I want something that is solid and doesn't creep.


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Sep 06, 2007 04:02 as a reply to  @ Samdiver74's post |  #128

I posted this earlier in this thread. I also got fed up with the Delta, so I experimented with no bracket and my lumiquest soft box. To my surprise, I didn't need a bracket at all. All my shots now are done with the Flash mounted directly to my camera. I'm sure the effectivness of this will be determined by the lens you use, but for me, it works very well with the 100mm. It's worth a try

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Sep 06, 2007 13:11 |  #129

Well, now I do not know what to do, I was set on the Delta bracket, but now everyone is saying that it is not sturdy. I don't want to spend to much on a bracket, this is the first one I will be buying, I will be attaching a 430ex on the end.

What should I do?


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Sep 06, 2007 13:17 |  #130

Try the lumiquest like crypto did, it's only $30 and you can use it for a number of applications, not just macro. once I had my delta set the way I wanted it, I taped it up w/ lots of elec. tape and it was sturdy enough. I think I'm going to invest in the lumiquest anyways, it looks like a handy thing to have lying around anyways.


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Sep 06, 2007 16:14 as a reply to  @ scot079's post |  #131

I really think you should experiment with mounting it directly to your camera. Even without the Lumiquest. I assume you're using the 100mm macro in your sig.

All of the shots on this page were taken with the Lumiquest and flash mounted on the camera:
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http://tcproimages.smu​gmug.com …y/4027443_J6jzC​#257527842 (external link)


OR add a couple mini heads to replace the flexible arm:

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Sep 13, 2007 02:56 |  #132

bandit 1 wrote in post #3866791 (external link)
Hiya Scott,

It's a Petzl headlamp http://en.petzl.com/pe​tzl/LampesGammes?Gamme​=46 (external link) with the head band removed Etc Etc.

Mark

Thanks Mark -just ordered one from Amazon. I think I'll use it to illuminate some abstract macro projects in the house...


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Sep 14, 2007 06:29 as a reply to  @ Dalantech's post |  #133

my other rig..~:

nikon d50
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Sep 14, 2007 07:31 |  #134

Thanks for posting the setup - it looks a little more compact than mine :) ...


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Sep 14, 2007 10:51 |  #135

Action_Man wrote in post #3928001 (external link)
Thanks for posting the setup - it looks a little more compact than mine :) ...

yer thats 50mm...in 1 week il be selling this set up...and replacing it with
canon 400d-canon 100mm macro lens and 420ex flash on braket.:)


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