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Jun 12, 2011 20:07 |  #16

Looks sturdy enough to me. It's likely the stand would fall over before the flash would dislodge.


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Jun 12, 2011 20:11 |  #17

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I only see one rubber band holding the flash aboard. In this case you should at least add another up front.

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Jun 12, 2011 20:15 |  #18

The front is attached with Velcro. I could not put any on the back due to the focus assist beam area. May not hurt to put a bungee ball on the front.


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Jun 12, 2011 20:17 |  #19

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Another thing I like to use to secure my flash to something or a gel holder to my flash is one of those Livestrong type wristbands. They are the perfect size for my 580EX and are very strong....bonus is most of those types of bands profits go to charity and they come in all sorts of colors! :p

Yeah, get some thicker rubber bands. The skinny ones seems like it won't hold. Or some velcro straps to wrap around and secure the flash. And put two... one at the bottom and one on the flash head.


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Jun 12, 2011 21:52 |  #20

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Jun 12, 2011 21:57 |  #21

Velcro straps sound like a good idea too. That velcro on the head and bracket won't be going anywhere anytime soon unless you're really shaking it around.


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Aug 01, 2011 11:16 |  #22

Well the good people here were correct. I almost dropped my flash so I added another mod. I purchased these from Flash Zebra.

http://www.flashzebra.​com/products/0147/inde​x.shtml (external link)

I had a few brackets kicking around the house so I attached them to the plate.

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It will work in either horizontal or vertical orientation.

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Looks good with the cybersync after doing that mini jack mod. I purchased the mini jack adapters from the Zebra.

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Aug 01, 2011 17:54 |  #23

This looks much cleaner than rubber bands. lol


When I look at the images from ebay, it looks like you can pull the shoot through fabric over the head of the flash that is mounted traditionally. Is it really necessary to mount the flash on its side?




  
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Aug 01, 2011 18:35 |  #24

I'm not sure. I wonder of the experts here would know if it is optimal to place it vertical for veritcal portraits, horizontal for horizontal or it makes no difference at all. Certainly easier to get at when manually adjusting output.

I got the idea at Michael Bass Designs

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Aug 01, 2011 18:40 |  #25

Forgot to mention that the MB Designs thingy does not seam to allow for vertical placement.


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