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Sep 22, 2012 12:08 |  #16

DavidR wrote in post #15025697 (external link)
Have you looked into finding the VP-1 for the Vivitars?

Never heard about those...I just checked and those are great.. Thank you all for your info.




  
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Sep 22, 2012 13:03 as a reply to  @ Shooting's post |  #17

For a couple of dollars you can get a potentiometer from Radio Shack and get close to what the VP-1 will give you. Most people say to use a 100K pot but I have found a 250K works better.


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Sep 22, 2012 15:05 |  #18

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I agree... if you look at the link I posted above of the various umbrella adapters I own, you can see that I don't use the supplied coldshoe at all. Since I use Canon flashes, and the 430EXII doesn't have a sync port, I use hotshoes.

Interesting, I didn't see your earlier posting till now. I also have the Westcott one too. I need to upgrade it to the $25 impact one but haven't gotten around to it.


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Sep 22, 2012 18:13 |  #19

Honestly, I have thought about selling the Westcott and Impact ones I own and upgrading to the Manfrotto model that I also have... it's a BEAST in comparison to the rest of them. Definitely the most solid one I own without question.


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Sep 22, 2012 18:36 |  #20

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Honestly, I have thought about selling the Westcott and Impact ones I own and upgrading to the Manfrotto model that I also have... it's a BEAST in comparison to the rest of them. Definitely the most solid one I own without question.

Is this the one you are referring too?

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …vel_Umbrella_Ad​apter.html (external link)


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Sep 22, 2012 20:03 |  #21

FEChariot wrote in post #15029246 (external link)
Is this the one you are referring too?

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …vel_Umbrella_Ad​apter.html (external link)

Yes. For only a couple dollars more...


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Sep 22, 2012 20:33 |  #22

DavidR wrote in post #15028334 (external link)
For a couple of dollars you can get a potentiometer from Radio Shack and get close to what the VP-1 will give you. Most people say to use a 100K pot but I have found a 250K works better.

What do you mean? How in the world would I use a meter with my 283???




  
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Sep 22, 2012 20:59 as a reply to  @ Shooting's post |  #23

A potentiometer is a rheostat. The Vivitar VP-1 is nothing but a dedicated rheostat made for the Vivitar 283 to control the output of the flash.


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Sep 22, 2012 21:06 as a reply to  @ DavidR's post |  #24

Have a look here.

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=RpE3Mw-qbB0 (external link)


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Sep 23, 2012 10:09 |  #25

Let's see, have to purchase a soldering gun, solder, etc..too expensive compared to a VP1 I can get on ebay for just $29.00 and just have to plug it in, don't have to mess with the electronics of it..




  
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Sep 23, 2012 12:01 |  #26

If you want a VP-1 I'll sell you one for $25, just PM me.

I have a box for mine that holds a 6v SLA battery, control and trigger. I hacked the end off the remote sensor cord to move it to the battery box. Makes it easier when I use the apollo softbox to have the power control down on the lightstand.


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Sep 24, 2012 10:18 |  #27

bigVinnie wrote in post #15031661 (external link)
If you want a VP-1 I'll sell you one for $25, just PM me.

I have a box for mine that holds a 6v SLA battery, control and trigger. I hacked the end off the remote sensor cord to move it to the battery box. Makes it easier when I use the apollo softbox to have the power control down on the lightstand.

Hummm...I'll think about that one. I need two of them cause I use them for quick studio lighting when I'm on the go and for short shoots.




  
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Sep 30, 2012 17:26 |  #28

FEChariot wrote in post #15029246 (external link)
Is this the one you are referring too?

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …vel_Umbrella_Ad​apter.html (external link)

drvnbysound wrote in post #15029464 (external link)
Yes. For only a couple dollars more...

Curious if you ever picked one of these up and your thoughts if you did...


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Sep 30, 2012 20:18 as a reply to  @ drvnbysound's post |  #29

Use a combination of turning the flash body and turning the Yongnuo ST-E2... it rotates for that reason.




  
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Sep 30, 2012 20:46 |  #30

drvnbysound wrote in post #15062180 (external link)
Curious if you ever picked one of these up and your thoughts if you did...

I am looking into going to softboxes and a lot of them come with their own brackets. Have you or anyone else used this Interfit strobies bracket? It's supposed to be compatible with all their pro line softboxes:
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …6_Strobie_XS_Br​acket.html (external link)

Other options I am looking at are the Lastolite ezybox hot shoe which can came as large as 36" square, the qbox 24 which is smaller but good price, the cowboy studio 24x36" box, and the Westcott Apollo orb. If I go with the Orb then I will get the Manfroto brella bracket though.

I am willing to hear about any other speed lite soft box options if any one has experience with others.


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