Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS General Gear Talk Flash and Studio Lighting 
Thread started 29 Dec 2009 (Tuesday) 15:46
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

DIY Speedlight Mount

 
MrScott
Member
243 posts
Likes: 2
Joined Apr 2006
     
Dec 29, 2009 15:46 |  #1

Hey all,

Thought I'd post this before I sell my PocketWizards. I never really liked mounting them via the shoe, so I came up with this.

This is the closest I could get my Vivitars 385's to the umbrella shaft. It makes for a very sturdy mount and is well balanced.

The mod is pretty simple. The hardest part was seperating the metal shoe from the stand adapter - JB weld or something else was in there other than the screws... http://www.mpex.com/br​owse.cfm/4,4721.html (external link)"
Next cut a short section from a spare faux wood horizontal window blind. Then attach using the same screws that held the hot-shoe on. Finally, add some chair foot cushions for a little extra grip.

IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
Byte size: ZERO | Content warning: NOT AN IMAGE


IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
Byte size: ZERO | Content warning: NOT AN IMAGE


IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
Byte size: ZERO | Content warning: NOT AN IMAGE



  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
bobbyz
Cream of the Crop
20,505 posts
Likes: 3436
Joined Nov 2007
Location: Bay Area, CA
     
Dec 29, 2009 21:49 |  #2

Nice idea.

If you bought traditional umbrella adapter then hot shoe is just screwed on to the brass stud.


Fuji XT-1, 18-55mm
Sony A7rIV, , Tamron 28-200mm, Sigma 40mm f1.4 Art FE, Sony 85mm f1.8 FE, Sigma 105mm f1.4 Art FE
Fuji GFX50s, 23mm f4, 32-64mm, 45mm f2.8, 110mm f2, 120mm f4 macro
Canon 24mm TSE-II, 85mm f1.2 L II, 90mm TSE-II Macro, 300mm f2.8 IS I

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1,795 views & 0 likes for this thread
DIY Speedlight Mount
FORUMS General Gear Talk Flash and Studio Lighting 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is m.nobles
833 guests, 182 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.