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.
Your gonna miss 100% of the shots you never take, so keep shooting.
#1. "RE: Spring Clamp and flash shoe" In response to Reply # 0 Wed 31-Oct-12 06:57 AM by jrp
San Pedro Garza García, MX
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)