Reflector attachment for tripod legs?
I have a Bogen 3021BN tripod with a 3262QR ball head. I have been playing around with macro work, either by opening the legs of tripod out all the way to get my N80 down low or reversing the center column to drop the camera upside down. I have also been working the lighting (when the sun is in an agreeable position) using a small 12" LiteDisc reflector from Photoflex, holding it by hand.
Performing macro work with a working distance measured in inches, the LiteDisc is almost always very close to the tripod. I know that there are stands and holders that you can purchases specifically to hold the LiteDiscs (or any other reflector for that matter), but they are quite large and I wonder if there are smaller solutions that would simply attach the thing to one of my tripod legs.
Has anyone encountered such a solution? What products (clamps, arms, etc.) were involved?
#1. "RE: Reflector attachment for tripod legs?" | In response to Reply # 0
#2. "RE: Reflector attachment for tripod legs?" | In response to Reply # 1jnscbl Basic MemberTue 07-May-02 12:52 PM
Also check out the Bogen Super Clamp. It's made just for sticking things on a tripod leg.
"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it."
#3. "RE: Reflector attachment for tripod legs?" | In response to Reply # 0
I use a Bogen 3205 tripod and to facilitate mounting an umbrella to shade a subject I took a 3/8-16 bolt and cut off the hex head leaving about an inch or more unthreaded shank. I inserted the threaded end into the strap mounting hole and locked it down with a nut on the bolt (nut first then inserted into tripod then lock nut down on tripod) leaving the shank sticking out. This shank then accepts an old articulated umbrella holder I picked up at a camera show/flea market. the same holder could be used to hold a 'zip disc' reflector or diffuser using simple (and cheap) spring clamps.
Also a hardware store may offer a clamp designed for clamping to a tube which could be attached to the leg of your tripod anchoring the reflector with the spring clamps.
Or as suggested above buy the Super clamp from bogen but I'm way to miserly to do that...OK my motto is how cheap can I go and still get the job done. But the results when workable can be as flexible and in some cases more adaptable than premade options.