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Photoflex speedring question!

 
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Sep 22, 2008 00:00 |  #1

Hey guys, I am starting to try out softboxes and this will be my first purchase and I want to do it right =)

I want to do something like this (external link)

but I want to have a larger box. Click Here (external link)

SO now I want to piece together my own =) to something like I wanted.

I have a lightstand already so.. I am buying:

Photoflex litedome Q39 softbox White- Medium (external link)

MultiClamp with hotshoe (external link)

Adjustable hot shoe mount connector (external link)

Speed Ring for x-small litedome (external link)

now My question is... does THIS (external link) work for the medium Litedome?

Please, I need answer ASAP!


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Sep 22, 2008 09:46 |  #2

Anyone? Please?


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Sep 22, 2008 10:28 as a reply to  @ leninglass's post |  #3

Yes it does work. As you go to the larger Litedome's the problem is really in the flexing of the aluminum bracket and not the plastic speedring. I added some small steel brackets to strengthen the Photoflex bracket and it worked fine without any worry of bending or being unstable.


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Sep 22, 2008 11:56 as a reply to  @ TMR Design's post |  #4

Okay, I did something similar to what you did.

The differance is that I used a Morris kit that included a small softbox.
I did this with two Morris Kit's.

However I did purchase the Photoflex Medium Softbox and it works fine.

I will warn you about the bracket you show you want to get is a little on the flimsy side.

The one with the morris is quite nice.

See below for a link of what I bought...

https://photography-on-the.net …hread.php?t=444​190&page=4

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …2600_Soft_Box_1​5x18_.html (external link)

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Sep 22, 2008 15:42 |  #5

Thank you for your help guys!

Robert, you mentioned that you added steel brackets? What does that look like? Could I see a picture of yours, please? =)

and Mario - what do you suggest I do? Should I just go with the small box? I am afraid that I will grow out of it fast and want a larger one.


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Sep 22, 2008 16:15 as a reply to  @ leninglass's post |  #6

I no longer use that bracket, as I've fabricated custom brackets for this purpose. I have the parts disassembled but I'll take a few snaps later tonight to show what I did. Very simple and it added the strength it needed.


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Sep 22, 2008 16:18 |  #7

Oh ok cool. Thank you very much for taking your time!

If it is too much headache, I may just go ahead and go with the small one -_-


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Sep 22, 2008 16:22 as a reply to  @ leninglass's post |  #8

Not too much trouble t all. Even if you decide to go with Mario's suggestion you'll at least see an alternative method.


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Sep 22, 2008 17:04 as a reply to  @ TMR Design's post |  #9

Let me clear up what the $63 Morris kit comes with.

A small softbox, speedring and an adjustable L bracket.
The L bracket is very strong.
(You would still need a stand and umbrella adapter.)

The speedring will accept my medium Photoflex softbox.

I bought this based on a recomendation from my teacher.
It worked out well.

You will however really start to work that Speedlite's limit if you use a medium softbox. At least that's what I've found.

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Sep 22, 2008 21:28 |  #10

I had a feeling the 580 may not be strong enough. Would it be possible to use Morris speed ring on the rig I plan on ?


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Sep 22, 2008 21:37 as a reply to  @ leninglass's post |  #11

The 580 is slightly more powerful than the Nikon SB-800s I use and have no trouble using it with the 36" x 48" Photoflex softbox.


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Sep 22, 2008 21:45 |  #12

hmm ok. would the 580 ex II be any stronger? thats what I have.

I think I will go ahead with the plan I had. Take the chance with the flimsy plastic speedring.


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Sep 23, 2008 06:38 as a reply to  @ leninglass's post |  #13

I think the big differance between the 580EX and 580EX ii is quieter asnd faster recycling times as well as some weather sealing and button changes.

I have both models and they seem to perform the same.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I believe the 58 in 580 is some sort of guide number. That being the case, the newer and older models should perform similar.

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Sep 23, 2008 07:34 as a reply to  @ m3rdpwr's post |  #14

I'll be taking those pics for you today. Last night was crazy and I just didn't have the chance.


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Sep 23, 2008 08:34 |  #15

m3rdpwr wrote in post #6363648 (external link)
Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I believe the 58 in 580 is some sort of guide number. That being the case, the newer and older models should perform similar.

-Mario

You're not wrong. :) it's a GN of 58 metres (190 feet) at the 105mm zoom setting.


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