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Light stand question

 
jeljohns
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Dec 13, 2010 12:59 |  #1

I am VERY, VERY, VERY new to flash and off camera lighting.
I just purchased a Yonguo receiver set and now I would like to get a stand/umbrella to start playing around with off camera lighting.

I'm totally confused as to what I need though. I looked at Strobist.com and it only confused me more. My flash slides into the hotshoe of the Yonguo receiver. The bottom of the receiver has a hole with threads (like the bottom of the camera to go on a tripod). How do I attach this to a lightstand? What do I need to attach an umbrella? Can anyone recommend a decent lightstand and umbrella? I'm not looking to spend a bunch of money at this point because I'm just practicing.

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dedsen
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Dec 13, 2010 13:58 |  #2

Here is the light stand that I use. It is a well built stand and has the air cushion feature so it does not come crashing down if on of the sections gets loose.
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ushioned_Light_​Stand.html (external link)
This is the umbrella bracket that you need to place on top of your stand. It will come with the threaded studs that screw into the bottom of the trigger and then that slides into this bracket.
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …8709-REG/Impact_3117.html (external link)



  
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Dec 14, 2010 08:24 |  #3

The light stand has a 1/4 x 20 threaded tip under a little black rubber protector at the very top of the stand. Remove the black rubber protector, screw the adapter onto the threaded tip, place the flash onto to adapter and turn the flash on. I hope you have some way to place an umbrella on the stand as you will not like the hard harsh shadows that you will get from the raw off camera speedlight.

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