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01/17/2009 11:53:22 AM · #1
Dear DPCers,

I know some of you are doing it but I don't know how.
Using multi-flash I want to mount my flash units on a couple of old tripods I have.
Trouble is, I cannot find any sensible solutions that aren't in the hundreds of dollars, pounds or euros.
Surely there must be some simple plastic things with a tripod screw thread one side and a standard hot shoe the other.

Any solutions you know of?

Thanks,
Glenn
01/17/2009 11:57:03 AM · #2
the canon flashes come with a little plastic foot/stand. on the bottom is a threaded hole - the screw on the tripod should match the hole in the foot/stand....

so there is a cheap plastic thing that does what you are asking about ;)

Message edited by author 2009-01-17 11:57:17.
01/17/2009 12:19:01 PM · #3
Here's the cheapist solution I could find if you dont have the mini stand soup mentioned. Check the reviews for the actual appearance, the photo at the top of the page is wrong.
01/17/2009 12:28:25 PM · #4
Nick,

This looks like just the ticket.
Well spotted.
I have Metz flashes and they are not so kind as to provide a table stand.
Thanks for the feedback.
01/17/2009 12:28:59 PM · #5
I recently got this bracket from B&H, so I can attach an umbrella, as well:

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01/17/2009 12:37:31 PM · #6
the $100 impact kit from b&h is a good buy. sturdy stands, and umbrellas to boot.

//www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/475575-REG/Impact__Digital_Flash_Umbrella_Mount.html
01/17/2009 12:55:23 PM · #7
I was going to suggest one of these as well. I got a couple of them laying around here that I found at a rummage sale a couple of years ago, I Wish I could find them because I have been wanting to try something with my speed lights. I am pretty sure my 3 yearold probably knows where they are but he ain't talkin.

Originally posted by Beetle:

I recently got this bracket from B&H, so I can attach an umbrella, as well:

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01/17/2009 01:03:58 PM · #8
//www.flashzebra.com/products.shtml

They've usually got what the aspiring Strobist needs to get going.
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