umbrella adapter for SB-800
Whoever said the only stupid questions are the ones not asked has not seen some of my questions. Anyway, my old and cheap umbrella/flash adapter has cracked and is now useless. The thing I disliked most about it was the method of attaching the flash, sliding it in between a spring-loaded side and a stationary side and tightening up a tiny screw to hold the flash in place. Not the best method of protecting expensive gear from plummeting to its death. In shopping around, I find that most adapters use this method or come with 1/4" screws.
My SB-800s came with stands. Any harm in mounting the tiny stand to the screw on the umbrella adapter? I know the flash is secure on the flash stand because I've mounted it to tripods and light stands in the past.
Thanks in advance for your help.
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#1. "RE: umbrella adapter for SB-800" | In response to Reply # 0
mklass Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006Wed 03-Apr-13 06:50 PM | edited Wed 03-Apr-13 06:52 PM by mklass
There is no problem with doing that, as that is what the threaded hole on the stand is for.
I also use these, which work well as they have a hole for the locking pin on the speedlight and are not made of metal so there is no short-circuit possibility: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/414166-REG/Crane_NCSLS_SLSN_Flash_Shoe_Mount.html/BI/4775/KBID/5289/ They are small and can be left on your lightstand or umbrella adapter.
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#2. "RE: umbrella adapter for SB-800" | In response to Reply # 1
oceanbum Nikonian since 21st Nov 2004Thu 04-Apr-13 11:43 PM
I use Stroboframe Flash Mount Adapters from B&H. I like them better than the one from Crane. Stobes are securely mounted.
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