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Apr 21, 2013 10:38 |  #1036

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I would wish for a transparent plastic cover so one could use this to diffuse the light already inside a light modifier, and (some thing very very important) one with day light to tungsten correcting so to warm the light.

+1 Great idea, kill two birds with one stone :-)


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Apr 21, 2013 10:52 |  #1037

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I have 3 Lumedyne snoots and a Lumedyne telephoto reflector with the flash tube extender and they fit and work perfectly in my Cheetah light CL-180's. I also have a Norman softbox and 2 Quantum bare bulb enhancers that work as well.

Interesting. None of the Lumedyne snoots I have will fit either of the two 180s I have on hand nor will they fit the 360. The only other Quantum/Lumedyne accessory I have that will not fit the Godox flash units is the Lumedyne ANEC mount adapter.




  
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Apr 21, 2013 13:12 |  #1038

tetrode wrote in post #15851379 (external link)
Interesting. None of the Lumedyne snoots I have will fit either of the two 180s I have on hand nor will they fit the 360. The only other Quantum/Lumedyne accessory I have that will not fit the Godox flash units is the Lumedyne ANEC mount adapter.

I do not know what to say to that Dave? The ones I have fit easily into my CL 180's and are only about an average of .005" larger diameter than my snoots and other accessories from Cheetah. My telephoto reflector is a Quantum version not the lumedyne as I previously mentioned and what you quoted so I have edited my original post to reflect this.


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Apr 21, 2013 20:01 |  #1039

It isn't in the works (as far as I know) but I've been thinking a standalone flashtube holder would be very useful. I believe Elv mentioned that such a thing would be a desirable accessory several hundred posts ago. Removing the flashtube from the flash body makes both the 180 and the 360 much easier to pack. At approximately 8-inches in length without the flashtube, the CL-180 can pack very neatly standing up in many of my camera bags.

I've made a couple of tube holders from 1-1/4" PVC tubing and caps:

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A foam insert on one end keeps the flashtube securely in place.

The PVC flashtube holders certainly do the job but they're a bit bulky and not particularly light in weight. I haven't been able to find any off-the-shelf capped tubes that might serve in this application. The flashtubes are about 1.3" in diameter. Any suggestions?



  
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Apr 21, 2013 21:48 |  #1040

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Any suggestions?

I thought they were going to put a cap on both ends of that new cover, so that you could take the bulb out and place it in the tube cover and cap it off again as well.

That was/would be my suggestion. They could probably still use the same cap on the other end as well, just needs something like a smaller tube inside it, so that it goes over the bulbs pins but stops the cap pushing on too far and breaking the bulb.


I'm thinking a telescopic grid-snoot and cap all in one though would be better again, saves space to carry the extra snoot. Collapsed its a cap, extended its a snoot. Similar to the end caps they have now, just make one longer so it can slide up and down the tube to extend its length.


As others mentioned maybe a CTO correction cap would be better too, cap on both ends again. Maybe the pin end could locate the bulb pins to hold the bulb in place without any padding in the tube.
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Apr 21, 2013 21:51 |  #1041

agv8or wrote in post #15851757 (external link)
My telephoto reflector is a Quantum version

This is great news, but a little confusing now.

How does the bulb extender work if the bulb is not the same mount as the Norman? (or is it the same as Norman and not Quantum?).
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Apr 21, 2013 22:13 |  #1042

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This is great news, but a little confusing now.

How does the bulb extender work if the bulb is not the same mount as the Norman? (or is it the same as Norman and not Quantum?).
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The bulb extender works but the red alignment dot is 180 degrees different than the cheetah bulb. I just used a sharp knife to lift the dot and placed it in the right spot.


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Apr 21, 2013 22:40 as a reply to  @ agv8or's post |  #1043

Here's the Quantum flash bulb extender side by side with a Cheetah bulb. The red alignment dot on the extender was originally 180 degrees from where it is now. The second picture is of the combo in the Cheetah Light.


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Apr 21, 2013 22:41 as a reply to  @ agv8or's post |  #1044

Here I have installed the Quantum Telephoto Reflector.


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Apr 21, 2013 22:44 as a reply to  @ agv8or's post |  #1045

Here is a Quantum Bare Bulb enhancer and a Lumedyne Snoot installed in the Cheetah Light. All my accessories from Lumedyne, Quantum and Norman all fit easily into and work in both my Cheetah Lights.


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Apr 21, 2013 22:52 |  #1046

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... but you could use the Lumedyne snoots and cut them down.

How long are Lumedyne snoots? Trying to figure out can I make more than one protector from one Lumedyne snoot.




  
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Apr 21, 2013 22:57 |  #1047

agv8or wrote in post #15853291 (external link)
The bulb extender works but the red alignment dot is 180 degrees different than the cheetah bulb. I just used a sharp knife to lift the dot and placed it in the right spot.

Now this is REALLY strange. I have not been able to fully seat a 180 or 360 flashtube in the Quantum bulb extender in any orientation. This is the best I can manage:

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The tube pins insert fully into your Quantum extender?

EDIT: Looking closely at your photos, it appears your Quantum extender differs slightly from mine.



  
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Apr 21, 2013 23:00 |  #1048

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How long are Lumedyne snoots? Trying to figure out can I make more than one protector from one Lumedyne snoot.

The Lumedyne snoots are 4 5/8" long. I made my protectors 3" long so that they extend about 1/4" past the end of the bulb when they are fully seated in the flash receptacle. I felt this would give me the best protection since I am using a rubber end cap.


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Apr 21, 2013 23:09 |  #1049

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Now this is REALLY strange. I have not been able to fully seat a 180 or 360 flashtube in the Quantum bulb extender in any orientation. This is the best I can manage:

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The tube pins insert fully into your Quantum extender?

Your extender looks different than mine. My bulb goes completely into my extender with no problem.


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Apr 21, 2013 23:34 as a reply to  @ agv8or's post |  #1050

Here is my next project. I am going to use the cut off end of a Lumedyne snoot to modify this Smth Victor 5" reflector and barn doors to fit the Cheetah Light. I figure I am going to need to use my Quantum flash extender to get the bulb far enough into the reflector. Stay tuned.


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