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How-to mount an Umbrella adapter on a Light Stand

 
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Aug 07, 2008 20:54 |  #1

Ok .. as embarrasing this may be, im going to ask for help on Lighting 101. I have tried searching but results yield nothing that confirms it all to me.

So i got my Lite-tite and nano stands in the earlier part of the week and what appears to be simple task of attaching the 2 together, it just appears all to flimsy to me. Is this how you put it together (attached pic)?

I presume the second brass socket that i screwed onto the brass light stand adapter maybe not be necessary.


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Aug 07, 2008 21:53 |  #2

I'm no expert but I'll chime in since no one else has. You only need one stud. It looks like your light stand has a brass stud and you screwed another one on top of it?

I believe your bracket should clamp right on to a stud that looks like this (with or without the threaded part)
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Other than that it looks right. Drop it on and tighten the knob to hold it in place.


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Aug 07, 2008 23:53 as a reply to  @ darkvibe's post |  #3

DarkVibe, i did screw on the second one as you pointed out. I'll remove it and plop adapter back on the one existing on the light stand.
It just seems somewhat strange to me to be tightening the end of a thread to a curved object.

Maybe it's too simple of a question that people regard me as ignorant!


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Aug 08, 2008 00:08 |  #4

Remove all the "screw on" spigots from the light stand. You need not screw on anything.

Remove all spigots from the hole in the bottom of the umbrella adapter.

Then just jam the top of the light stand directly into the hole in the bottom of the umbrella adapter and tighted the thumbscrew to retain it umbrella on the lightstand.

It is a very simple and elegant mechanism.

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Aug 08, 2008 07:20 |  #5

Warrenism wrote in post #6068328 (external link)
DarkVibe, i did screw on the second one as you pointed out. I'll remove it and plop adapter back on the one existing on the light stand.
It just seems somewhat strange to me to be tightening the end of a thread to a curved object.

Maybe it's too simple of a question that people regard me as ignorant!

With some brackets, you may need the second flat-topped stud to keep the bracket from being wobbly. (That's the case with one one of my brackets.) If you just use the stud with the screw sticking out of the top, the bracket won't have a flat surface to rest on and becomes unstable. If that turns out to be the case with yours, just screw the stud back on.


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Aug 08, 2008 07:35 |  #6

Warrenism wrote in post #6068328 (external link)
DarkVibe, i did screw on the second one as you pointed out. I'll remove it and plop adapter back on the one existing on the light stand.
It just seems somewhat strange to me to be tightening the end of a thread to a curved object.

Maybe it's too simple of a question that people regard me as ignorant!

A brass stud is soft enough that the screw will dig into it if tightened enough and thereby stop the adaptor from rotating or slipping - you should see a circular indentation on the stud when you remove the adaptor which is very common and nothing to worry about.




  
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