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Old 07-04-2006, 21:35   #1 (permalink)
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Flash Brackets and macro

My recent experiments with macro proved that you need plenty of light to get a good result.

Cost is an issue but even if it were not I'm not sure I'd want to go as far as a macro flash unit. I am going to get an off camera 'cord 2' so I can reposition the flashgun.... but how do I keep the gun targetted on the lens focal point?

I've been looking at flash brackets and assume I will have to fit a bracket diagonal on the camera base - and then I'm not sure if I will get the right aiming angle.
This one on ebay looked like it might be a solution but the cord end at the gun has a tripod thread not a shoe mount.

Its not beyond my metalworking skills to make something...but I'd rather just buy it

Any thoughts?
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