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Feb 14, 2008 03:47 |  #211

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Feb 17, 2008 13:56 |  #212

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got a new camera today Canon 40D :eek: to go with my new MP-E 65 2.8 :eek:

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congrats -that is my main macro set up, have yet to use the 40D with any other lens.


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Mar 06, 2008 20:07 as a reply to  @ racketman's post |  #213

OK, so I read this entire thread and got some really good ideas. Based on some of the things I've seen here, I bought the Delta Flip Flash Bracket which seemed much more flexible than my Stroboframe Bracket. And I bought a LumiQuest Soft Box for use with my flash and basically replacing the StoFen OmniBounce since the StoFen won't slide over all that velcro. :)

I also added a 500D close-up lens to supplement my kit which includes a Sigma 70mm macro lens and a set of Kenko tubes.

OK. One problem that has me a bit baffled. As I look at the Delta Flip Flash, I am having a problem figuring how to mount that sucker on a tripod with a Manfrotto ball head. Any suggestions?


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Mar 06, 2008 21:51 |  #214

EdV wrote in post #5063356 (external link)
OK, so I read this entire thread and got some really good ideas. Based on some of the things I've seen here, I bought the Delta Flip Flash Bracket which seemed much more flexible than my Stroboframe Bracket. And I bought a LumiQuest Soft Box for use with my flash and basically replacing the StoFen OmniBounce since the StoFen won't slide over all that velcro. :)

I also added a 500D close-up lens to supplement my kit which includes a Sigma 70mm macro lens and a set of Kenko tubes.

OK. One problem that has me a bit baffled. As I look at the Delta Flip Flash, I am having a problem figuring how to mount that sucker on a tripod with a Manfrotto ball head. Any suggestions?

How about just work handheld? :rolleyes:


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Mar 07, 2008 04:06 |  #215

EdV wrote in post #5063356 (external link)
OK. One problem that has me a bit baffled. As I look at the Delta Flip Flash, I am having a problem figuring how to mount that sucker on a tripod with a Manfrotto ball head. Any suggestions?

I think I remember someone on here drilling and tapping some extra holes.


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Mar 07, 2008 04:24 |  #216

that's what I did

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Mar 07, 2008 05:04 as a reply to  @ Crypto's post |  #217

Thanks guys. It just bugs me because I specifically asked the guy from B&H whether this bracket could be mounted on a tripod and the answer was a definitive YES.

I had never encountered this "problem" previously because the lenses that I have used with camera and flash bracket had all had a tripod mounting ring so it was simply a case of bracket to camera and tripod to mounting ring and voila!

But my Sigma 70mm has no tripod ring so I am one mount short. I plan on buying either the Canon 180mm or the Sigma 150mm (leaning in the Sigma direction) which both have tripod mounting rings. So that will help.

And yes I know it is fine for handheld but I find that I often prefer shooting off of a tripod.


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Mar 10, 2008 12:58 |  #218

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I've had a bit of success with this 'ghetto rig' :D

EOS 40D with two Quantaray MS-1 slave flashes bungeed to the 28-135 kit lens, mounted on a full set of Kenko extension tubes... I used a small adjustable LED light to assist with focusing.



  
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Mar 10, 2008 13:09 |  #219

MiCTLaN wrote in post #5086146 (external link)
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I've had a bit of success with this 'ghetto rig' :D

EOS 40D with two Quantaray MS-1 slave flashes bungeed to the 28-135 kit lens, mounted on a full set of Kenko extension tubes... I used a small adjustable LED light to assist with focusing.

That is a LOT of weight for the kenko tubes to support. Are you afraid it might just snap off the 40D and damage the lens mount on the camera...?


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Mar 14, 2008 15:41 as a reply to  @ silvex's post |  #220

What a really great thread, I wanted to add a couple of options I don’t think I have seen (apologies if I missed one!). I managed to pick up a nice Stroboframe Pro RL, which I find very handy. I also use a GF Lightsphere II which gives me the necessary diffusion.

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Mar 15, 2008 23:21 |  #221

silvex wrote in post #5086229 (external link)
That is a LOT of weight for the kenko tubes to support. Are you afraid it might just snap off the 40D and damage the lens mount on the camera...?

Not really, the slave flashes are only 3oz each... I'd say this is a lot less prone to damage the lens mount than the many 'flash bracket on lens ring' setups that are posted here.




  
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Mar 17, 2008 22:54 |  #222

Canon Scientific Digital Macro Studio 1 & 2


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Mar 17, 2008 23:14 |  #223

Holy cow! How do you find that bubble-wrap works for diffusion? Sample shots?


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Mar 17, 2008 23:18 |  #224

R.H. Johnson II wrote in post #5137634 (external link)
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Hello & WELCOME to the forum RH! :D
Those two set ups look quite functional. Care to elaborate on lens & bellows adaptations? I see you have a focus rail too. ;)
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Mar 18, 2008 00:41 |  #225

Canon Scientific. the bubble wrap has the quality of a bare bulb flash. the entire bag luminates 360 deg. both shot with flash on in high sync. mode. if i did not tell you the flash was on you would not know it.


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