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covrc Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Mar 2004Wed 31-Oct-12 02:19 AM
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"Spring Clamp and flash shoe"


Boston, US
          

Hi,

I shoot lots of concerts. When doing local ones, I plan on asking permission and using my SU-800 to control my SB 200s and SB 700 around the stage.

I bought a couple Manfrotto 175 F1 clamps with a ball head and flash shoe.
When trailing at home, I noticed that the SB700s fit snugly, but don't actually lock in place even with the lock lever flipped.
I fear that when hanging from lighting or speaker rigs, the bass may case them to back out and fall.

The Calumet version has an Arca like screw/sliding plate that tightens onto the foot.

Anyone have any experience with either? $60 vs $40 each.

Thanks


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jrp Administrator JRP is one of the co-founders, has in-depth knowledge in various areas. Awarded for his contributions for the Resources Charter MemberWed 31-Oct-12 05:45 AM
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Wed 31-Oct-12 05:57 AM by jrp

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I have a Manfrotto 035RL Super Clamp with Standard Stud and a Manfrotto 2909 Super Clamp with 2907 Reversible Short Stud. Darn good.

However I also bought clamps at Home Depot, drilled a hole for a 1/4"crew and placed on it a dead or not-hot hotshoe.
My best ones are those made by Stroboframe (the maker of flash brackets).
"Best" because they are cheap and can hold any speedlight in any position.
With them, I found no need for a mini ball head.



(I just have to remember to use some cloth inside the clamps to avoid marring furniture)

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