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RobertP 07-04-2006 21:35

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?

Warspite 07-04-2006 21:40

See if this is any good - seems to be adjustable for various angles, not sure if its suitable though.

Linky

Actually scrub that, the Ebay one looks to have a much better build quality in the pics at the bottom of the page.

RobertP 07-04-2006 21:46

Seen a few like that. they just hinge outwards. I'm trying to get the gun forwards of the camera and then pointed at a target say 10" from the lens front. The flash head does not tilt downwards so I need the bracket to tilt.

Didn't find much when I tried Google either. Someone must have done it.... unless it's just a bad idea?

:Ponders:

Warspite 07-04-2006 21:52

You tried searching for "flash brackets" on WarehouseExpress site, they have all shapes and sizes made by Kirk, prices might not be to impressive though.

Link

Then scroll down to Flash brackets at the bottom.
Some silly prices though:(

RobertP 07-04-2006 22:01

Thanks. thats useful.

Like you said the prices are not too attractive but at least I now know the idea of macro brackets is used. Might just buy the ebay cheapie and adapt it for now, unless something closer and sensible money turns up :)

Glen 07-04-2006 23:08

would this do, at the price you could buy a shed load and modify if you wanted...

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/prod...oducts_id=7551

RobertP 07-04-2006 23:43

Probably not exactly. But looking round the flash accessories and cheapie tripod type things on the site has given me some ideas ;)

Glen 07-04-2006 23:44

cool :thumb:

Keltic Ice Man 08-04-2006 00:13

This might be a real silly question but... how do you get the external flash to sync with the camera if it isn't in the normal hotshoe? :Ponders:

Allan

Glen 08-04-2006 00:14

Not 100% sure but I think you either have a cable or wireless/Infared jobbie...me thinks.

RobertP 08-04-2006 10:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by Keltic Ice Man
This might be a real silly question but... how do you get the external flash to sync with the camera if it isn't in the normal hotshoe? :Ponders:

Allan

I just bought One of these from ebay to do that

noah 08-04-2006 11:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by Keltic Ice Man
This might be a real silly question but... how do you get the external flash to sync with the camera if it isn't in the normal hotshoe? :Ponders:

Allan

buy a nikon :p the d70/d200 have built in wireless flash

ppp 08-04-2006 11:46

Could you not just get a cheap 2nd tripod for the flash to mount on

Keltic Ice Man 08-04-2006 11:51

Hi Noah - I'd love to buy something a bit better. Maybe next year. - just having RAW would be nice :)

Robert P - Ah! I see now, - anyone know if you can get one of those cables for a fuji, all the ones on fleabay say canon. Is there a difference do you think as the hotshoe seems the same?

Thanks

Allan

RobertP 08-04-2006 11:53

ppp - I'd like to be able to walk round with it as one unit chasing bugs etc.
Currently thinking of a 'toy' mini tripod thing attached to a flash bracket.

I've ordered the cable so maybe things will be more obvious when I have it in my hand.

noah 08-04-2006 12:13

Quote:

Originally Posted by Keltic Ice Man
Hi Noah - I'd love to buy something a bit better. Maybe next year. - just having RAW would be nice :)

yeah, it's a big benefit for sure. wasn't meant to be a dig tho, was just winding up the canon chaps ;) :D

it can also be done via a little IR transmitter, i looked into it and my local shop had them for 15-20 and cheap manual flashes for 20 so it can all be done pretty resonably :)


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