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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

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Old 07-04-2006, 21:40   #2 (permalink)
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See if this is any good - seems to be adjustable for various angles, not sure if its suitable though.

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

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Old 07-04-2006, 21:46   #3 (permalink)
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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?

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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.

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Then scroll down to Flash brackets at the bottom.
Some silly prices though
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Old 07-04-2006, 22:01   #5 (permalink)
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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
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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
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Probably not exactly. But looking round the flash accessories and cheapie tripod type things on the site has given me some ideas
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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?

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

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I just bought One of these from ebay to do that
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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?

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buy a nikon the d70/d200 have built in wireless flash
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Could you not just get a cheap 2nd tripod for the flash to mount on
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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?

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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.
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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

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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