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jhonave Registered since 11th Jan 2010Mon 10-Jun-13 06:23 PM
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"Lastolite Ezybox Softbox for SB-700 - Accessories"
Mon 10-Jun-13 10:34 PM by jhonave

San Diego, US
          

Good morning, everyone. I am wanting to get either the

(1) Tilt-Head Lastolite Hot Shoe EZYBOX Softbox - 24 x 24"
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/552448-REG/Lastolite_LL_LS2463_Hot_Shoe_EZYBOX_Softbox.html/BI/4775/KBID/5289/

which requires the use of a hot shoe bracket.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/629320-REG/Lastolite_LL_LS2414_Ezybox_Hot_Shoe_Mark.html/BI/4775/KBID/5289/

OR

(2) Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Softbox Kit - 24x24"
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/542683-REG/Lastolite_LL_LS2462M2_Hot_Shoe_EZYBOX_Softbox.html/BI/4775/KBID/5289/

If I need to tilt this non-tilt softbox, what bracket will I need? Also, I have read in reviews that the Speedlight bracket on this softbox does not hold the Speedlight securely. Any suggestion on a secure bracket and cold-shoe?

Moreover, I am planning to mount an SB-700 Speedlight and either one of the aforementioned softboxes on a Manfrotto light stand.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/609058-REG/Manfrotto_1052BAC_1052BAC_Alu_Air_Cushioned.html/BI/4775/KBID/5289/

Please advise. Thanks

Passion 4 Photography
www.p4ph.com

  

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bens0472 Silver Member Charter MemberTue 11-Jun-13 05:21 PM
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#1. "RE: Lastolite Ezybox Softbox for SB-700 - Accessories"
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Tue 11-Jun-13 05:22 PM by bens0472

Roswell, US
          

Jhonave,

To ensure that you can tilt the whole contraption, you need to mount the softbox & bracket (the combo referred to in #2 in your list, above) on an umbrella adaptor on your light stand. There are lots of them to choose from - I'm a sucker for Manfrotto products. Here's what I use:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/546375-REG/Manfrotto_026_026_Swivel_Umbrella_Adapter.html/BI/4775/KBID/5289/

As for a replacement cold shoe, I'm a big fan of the Frio Coldshoe adaptor. I'd assume it'll fit the lastolite bracket, but not sure. Regardless, here it is:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/744548-REG/Frio_ENLFRC1A_Universal_Coldshoe_Tripod_Adapter.html/BI/4775/KBID/5289/

Good luck!

Ben

  

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jhonave Registered since 11th Jan 2010Wed 12-Jun-13 05:11 AM
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#2. "RE: Lastolite Ezybox Softbox for SB-700 - Accessories"
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Wed 12-Jun-13 05:17 AM by jhonave

San Diego, US
          

Thanks, Ben, for the help. I will look into your recommendations.

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www.p4ph.com

  

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Bravozulu Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Jun 2012Thu 27-Jun-13 03:10 PM
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#3. "RE: Lastolite Ezybox Softbox for SB-700 - Accessories"
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you can save some money on the hotshoe adaptor cord. Since the Lastolite will be close to the camera, instead of buying the genuine Nikon SC-28/29 cord for $60+, BH sells the Vello brand imitation cords at about 1/4 the price.

I use it for a Paparazzi-style Custom Brackets rig. At about 18", it avoids dangling, twisting, snagging.

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