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Mar 19, 2008 14:01 |  #1

Well I got a mini storbist kit recently, and I started testing subject and what not. I realize that I want a softbox or octagon softbox. How can I achieve this using my Sunpak 383 or 580EX II?

What mounts will I need to make it work?

Is it something you DIY?

What softbox company should I go with?

I looked up some threads here but, I can't seem to find just one thread that answers my question.


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Mar 19, 2008 15:55 |  #2

DIY: How to mount Speedlite to softbox
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Mar 19, 2008 23:59 |  #3

Hmm that seems to be a tad hard. Where would I buy that ring at?


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Mar 20, 2008 08:42 |  #4

chabooky386 wrote in post #5152408 (external link)
Hmm that seems to be a tad hard. Where would I buy that ring at?

Lotto wrote in post #4798678 (external link)
I got a couple of small softboxes from Amvona, and wanted to use one of them with my 580EX.

Both softboxes are 22x16", the first one comes with this speedring.

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Mar 20, 2008 09:38 |  #5

check out www.estudiolighting.co​m (external link). I just purchased a Photoflex Small LiteDome Kit with Swivel and Stand from them for my 383.


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Mar 20, 2008 13:43 |  #6

I just did the DIY softbox listed in the above link. I think my pictures are on Page 3 of my setup. The ring comes with the amvona softbox and you can buy all the materials from HomeDepot/Lowes for under $10.

You only need to cut the L bracket and drill 2 holes in order to mount your 580 EX to an umbrella holder.


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Mar 20, 2008 13:55 |  #7

rockfordhx wrote in post #5155846 (external link)
I just did the DIY softbox listed in the above link. I think my pictures are on Page 3 of my setup. The ring comes with the amvona softbox and you can buy all the materials from HomeDepot/Lowes for under $10.

You only need to cut the L bracket and drill 2 holes in order to mount your 580 EX to an umbrella holder.

What do I need to buy there?


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Mar 20, 2008 17:00 |  #8

Go to the shelving isle. Look for the 4" L bracket. It should run you about $2.50. You will need to make sure it is the one with the 2 predrilled holes on each end.

Also make sure that the predrilled holes are lined up (not staggered).

After that you will need a 1/4" wingnut if you need to attach it to a hotshoe adapter like I did in the picture below.

Get a 1/4" carriage bolt to go through the hole you make in the amvona light bracket and a corresponding 1/4" nut.

I am sure once you see the picture that you will figure it out. Lotto provides some great pictures here.

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=444190

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