#3. "RE: Macro Flash Bracket Question" In response to Reply # 2
I spoke to Wimberley, they have a sweet try it first deal in the USA, not Canada, its all special order here with no returns. Wimberley suggested a purchase with the possibility of return t them, but the shipping and taxes make this much more expensive than buying local. I also found a site that was more explicit on the length of the arms, and after looking at that it was clear the softbox would not work. The kirk focusing rail would work.
Had a look at magic arms, too heavy.
I am now in a dialogue with Kirk Enterprises. We will see where that goes otherwise, I will use a studio stand and PWs
The lastolite, while large for macro, with the flash diffuser on my Sb-900 is triple diffused light. Very very nice. I can use gaffer tape to make the soft box smaller, if needed but I have not had to yet.
Finding a solution to hanging it off the camera is proving interesting.
I mostly use a SC-17 cord to fire my SB-700, but, lately I am warming up to using the CLS wireless system.
If I had a soft box like yours, I would try it with my RPS Digital Flash Bracket.
I got mine from KEH for about $9. It was dedicated to a different camera, but, that just meant the remote shutter release does not function. That is no big deal to me. I do not use it for weddings!! LOL
I am sure the RPS Digital Flash Bracket with a mini ball head for mounting the flash could be of some assistance to you.
#5. "RE: Macro Flash Bracket Question" In response to Reply # 4
Yes I have used it hand held but not or macro with a long lens and extension tubes. I also have studio stands it works with at home. I like your solution, for everything but macro. I need the box to get very very close my subjects.
#6. "RE: Macro Flash Bracket Question" In response to Reply # 5
>Yes I have used it hand held but not or macro with a long >lens and extension tubes. I also have studio stands it works >with at home. I like your solution, for everything but macro. >I need the box to get very very close my subjects. > >Thanks for the suggestion. > >Victor > >My website: www.rakmilphotography.com
From what I have read about a soft box is that you have two choices:
With a small soft box, get very close or With a larger soft box, be further away
to get the same results.
The position of the soft box determines the "relative size" of the light source as compared to the subject.
So, the answer may be a larger soft box rather than a bracket.
The larger soft box would cost less than a system to hold the Lastolite close to the object being photographed.
Here is my example of a large (17" x 17") soft box pic:
#7. "RE: Macro Flash Bracket Question" In response to Reply # 6
You are absolutely correct about size and light, but I am trying to take photos of things about centimeter or less in size. The lastolite is double diffused and gives great light, if anything getting something similar but smaller in my case would work, but I love the light I get from the small lastolite.