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DIY: How to mount Speedlite to softbox

 
m3rdpwr
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Apr 03, 2008 20:25 |  #46

Lotto wrote in post #5250383 (external link)
Yes Mario, I am interested to see a picture of the Morris set up. Thanks.

Excuse the P&S pic's.

The setup is nice because I can leave the Bogen 2905 adapter attached and in the bag.
I really can't stress enough how much better the Bogen swivel adapter is...

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The brass stud I'm hiding does not come with it, it's from my Bogen 2905 that I leave permanently attached.
Also the Morris softbox kit comes with a flash shoe socket as shown.
I don't use it in fear of shorting pin's on the Speedlite. I use the plastic foot that comes with the Speedlite...
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Here's the Bogen 2905 Umbrella adapter connected to the bracket that comes with the Morris Softbox Kit.
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Hope this helps.
Let me know either way, I can get diff pic views...

-Mario

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Apr 03, 2008 21:10 |  #47

Here's another neat piece I bought, a Morris umbrella adapter.
It can hold 1-3 shoe flashes. I use it to fire two 580EX's into a 60" Eclipse plus umbrella. It has detents on the tilt mechanism so it always is secure.

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Apr 04, 2008 16:23 |  #48

suyenfung wrote in post #4800395 (external link)
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will a paul buff speed ring mount to it?

Not sure of this got answered or not. I have this connector and using it with photoflex extra-small softbox which has a built in speed ring.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …me_Q39_Softbox_​White.html (external link)

Here is one with the photoflex setup.

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Aug 08, 2008 13:27 |  #49

m3rdpwr wrote in post #5247602 (external link)
Also, since it comes with a speedring, I have been able to mount a medium 24x32 Photoflex softbox in its place if needed.

So that Morris speedring is compatible with Photoflex?


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Aug 12, 2008 05:00 as a reply to  @ post 4800672 |  #50

Where did you get that backdrop to on page 1..thats just what im after!..what is it..suede?


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Aug 12, 2008 05:13 |  #51

It's a cheap muslin.

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Aug 12, 2008 07:57 |  #52

bomzai wrote in post #6071365 (external link)
So that Morris speedring is compatible with Photoflex?

Sorry for the late response, must have missed it.

It's not a perfect fit, but it is secure by all means.
(The rod's are smaller than the holes in the morris ring.)

I have 2 of those Morris Kit's and two Photoflex Medium Multidome Softboxes.

If I get a chance, I will take a pic so you get a better idea...

-Mario


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Aug 12, 2008 10:53 |  #53

:cool: thanks


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Aug 13, 2008 11:27 |  #54

m3rdpwr wrote in post #6092348 (external link)
It's not a perfect fit, but it is secure by all means.
(The rod's are smaller than the holes in the morris ring.)

I have 2 of those Morris Kit's and two Photoflex Medium Multidome Softboxes.

If I get a chance, I will take a pic so you get a better idea...

Your description looked very tempting so I went ahead and put an order for Morris Kit. I don't have a Photoflex yet, so that'll be a next thing to try.

And yeah if you can snap a few pics next time you use it, I'd appreciate it and I'm sure many others would ;)


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Dec 18, 2008 17:18 as a reply to  @ post 5101143 |  #55

rockfordhx,

where did you get the hot shoe attachment on the bracket?

did you screw a hole throw the piece?


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Jan 20, 2009 10:30 |  #56

Wow... hope you still have a subscription. The answer is YES. I drilled a hole at the end of the bracket (end away from the softbox) and used a wing screw to go through the bracket into the threaded hole in the hot shoe attachment.


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Feb 09, 2009 20:38 |  #57

I received my Morris portable softbox today. I put everything together following the directions given by Mario above. The softbox is very well constructed and sturdy. The Morris bracket that comes with the softbox is a good fit for the Canon 580EX II and the 580EX Speedlites. I replaced the metallic hot shoe that comes with the Morris bracket with a hard plastic hot shoe that I had. The screw fitting for the hot shoes were the same so I did not have to do any drilling. The softbox, bracket and umbrella adapter weigh about 3 pounds. It will probably take me 5 minutes to take it apart and the same to put it together again. Now I need to go take some pictures using the softbox.




  
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Feb 09, 2009 20:43 |  #58

Cool and good luck.

Let us know how you like it after some use and abuse...

-Mario

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I received my Morris portable softbox today. I put everything together following the directions given by Mario above. The softbox is very well constructed and sturdy. The Morris bracket that comes with the softbox is a good fit for the Canon 580EX II and the 580EX Speedlites. I replaced the metallic hot shoe that comes with the Morris bracket with a hard plastic hot shoe that I had. The screw fitting for the hot shoes were the same so I did not have to do any drilling. The softbox, bracket and umbrella adapter weigh about 3 pounds. It will probable take me 5 minutes to take it apart and the same to put it together again. Now I need to go take some pictures using the softbox.


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Feb 09, 2009 21:10 |  #59

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