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| p.1 #2 · Alternate way of mounting umbrella |
You're absolutely right in worrying about the weight of a 60" umbrella on a Bowens reflector. I popped the rivets off my umbrella mount on a Bowens reflector with a Calumet 60" umbrella. Here's what I now do. I always use C-stands for my monolights. So you can set up your Bowens light with whatever reflector you'd normally use, and then nest another C-stand right behind it (that's why they have adjustable, offset legs). Fit the top of this C-stand with a standard metal umbrella swivel and place your 60" umbrella in it. Then its just a matter of lining the two up. There's no stress on the Bowens reflector and you can move the C-stand-with-umbrella to any distance you want from the flash to suit your lighting need. Works great...I speak from experience.