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DIY: How to mount Speedlite to softbox

 
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Feb 11, 2009 19:35 |  #61

An alternative:
http://www.alzodigital​.com …_porta_flash_so​ft_box.htm (external link)

A bit small as a main light for my tastes but would be handy as a hairlight or rimlight.




  
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Feb 11, 2009 20:11 |  #62

KHatch wrote in post #7306892 (external link)
An alternative:
http://www.alzodigital​.com …_porta_flash_so​ft_box.htm (external link)

A bit small as a main light for my tastes but would be handy as a hairlight or rimlight.

Looks just like the lastolite...

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May 06, 2009 13:40 as a reply to  @ m3rdpwr's post |  #63

I'm trying to figure out where to get everything so i can make mine.

2 Softboxes - http://cgi.ebay.com …%3A0%7C293%3A1%​7C294%3A50 (external link)

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2 of these :http://cgi.ebay.com …EWAX:IT&item=17​0295182677 (external link)

Then i need to make the brackets correct?

As for the hot shoe, where can i get something to hold the flash and attach to the DIY L bracket?

How do you attach to light stand? Flash/Umbrella holder?


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Jul 19, 2009 20:28 |  #64

Lotto wrote in post #4798699 (external link)
The second speedring was originally for Amvona hot light. The red arrow indicates a 1/4-20 thread hole, but the mounting hole is too close to the center of the ring. So instead of making a bracket with many bends, I use the center rotating part of ring for mounting. And since the bracket will be rotating, a specer is added between the L bracket and the speed ring, so the softbox fabric can clear the bracket.
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For larger softboxes, the speedlight head has to be at the right orientation with box to maximize light spread. For this Photoflex 32x24" softbox, I use a ball head to mount. (yes, those are dusts on the box :) )
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Both small softboxes comes with circle and strip masks, which is kind of pointless for the box this size, but the included fabric grids are very useful accesories.
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There you have it, pretty simple mods.


How, where and how much for this softbox with louvers?

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Jul 19, 2009 20:34 as a reply to  @ Photo-by-Leal's post |  #65

The grid on that last softbox look about as ineffective as a grid could be.


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Jul 19, 2009 21:02 |  #66

TMR Design wrote in post #8308728 (external link)
The grid on that last softbox look about as ineffective as a grid could be.

What do you suggest for a SB-900 setup?

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Jul 19, 2009 21:26 |  #67

Photo-by-Leal wrote in post #8308867 (external link)
What do you suggest for a SB-900 setup?

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angel m. leal jr.

What is it you're trying to accomplish? What type of lighting and what type/kind/size subjects?


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Jul 19, 2009 21:36 |  #68

TMR Design wrote in post #8308982 (external link)
What is it you're trying to accomplish? What type of lighting and what type/kind/size subjects?

One or two and maybe three people, but it will only be 1 or 2 persons...
Just seniors, outside portraits and kids... maybe one or two speedlight...
I had Photogenic lights, but I wanted to go light now.... two strobes maybe a third one as a back light against the wall or something!

1 - SB900
1 - SB800
1 - SB26 or SB600

any advice...

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Jul 19, 2009 22:20 |  #69

Photo-by-Leal wrote in post #8308867 (external link)
What do you suggest for a SB-900 setup?

thank,
angel m. leal jr.

Look at softbox for speedlight thread.


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Jul 19, 2009 22:27 |  #70

bobbyz wrote in post #8309284 (external link)
Look at softbox for speedlight thread.

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=679614




  
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Jul 19, 2009 22:46 as a reply to  @ abdul10000's post |  #71

These days there seem to be many companies making brackets and systems for mounting Speedlight's to softboxes. Some are like the EZYbox design and others are using generic speed rings and brackets to aim and position the flash. I think you can probably take your pick and they would all work well.

As far as the modifier and size you use that's something you have to decide based on subjects and area of coverage needed. I can tell you that I use an SB-900 in a 36" x 48" softbox a lot and it works like a charm. My favorite modifier to use with Speedlight's is the 24" x 32" box and the 16" x 22" box works great too.

My initial comment was pertaining to the grid in that small box. The grid spacing is so huge that I can't imagine it offering any control that's worthwhile.

If you're working on location then I wouldn't even worry about grids for the modifiers you use with Speedlight's.


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Jul 20, 2009 06:16 |  #72

TMR Design wrote in post #8309426 (external link)
These days there seem to be many companies making brackets and systems for mounting Speedlight's to softboxes. Some are like the EZYbox design and others are using generic speed rings and brackets to aim and position the flash. I think you can probably take your pick and they would all work well.

As far as the modifier and size you use that's something you have to decide based on subjects and area of coverage needed. I can tell you that I use an SB-900 in a 36" x 48" softbox a lot and it works like a charm. My favorite modifier to use with Speedlight's is the 24" x 32" box and the 16" x 22" box works great too.

My initial comment was pertaining to the grid in that small box. The grid spacing is so huge that I can't imagine it offering any control that's worthwhile.

If you're working on location then I wouldn't even worry about grids for the modifiers you use with Speedlight's.


Will pick one box and just speedlights without modifiers for the others...
thanks I will check it out!


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Jul 20, 2009 09:50 |  #73

KHatch wrote in post #7306892 (external link)
An alternative:
http://www.alzodigital​.com …_porta_flash_so​ft_box.htm (external link)

A bit small as a main light for my tastes but would be handy as a hairlight or rimlight.

Yes, I have this one as a hairlight, too. :)
Very easy to set up and portable.



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Jun 23, 2010 15:52 |  #74

can you use this is calumet gensis products as well?


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Jul 15, 2010 00:47 |  #75

Very Informative.....


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