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Jim Quinn
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p.1 #1 · Softbox support for Einsteins


I recall reading a thread here that mentioned hardware that allowed users to mount heavy softboxes and other light modifiers to Paul C. Buff lights, including Einsteins. But apparently I neglected to bookmark the manufacturer of this equipment. If someone here recalls that information, I'd appreciate the link. Thanks!


Oct 10, 2012 at 03:35 PM
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p.1 #2 · Softbox support for Einsteins


I don't have this info, but I'd suggest using a modified speed ring that allows you to mount the ring on the light stand rather than on the Einstein. Really wish the Einstein had a built in handle on the rear to make adjusting it with bigger light mods easier.


Oct 10, 2012 at 04:54 PM
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p.1 #3 · Softbox support for Einsteins


Aha! I searched a bit and found the link I remembered. The mount is by Kacey Enterprises:

http://www.kaceyenterprises.com/?page_id=1054



Oct 10, 2012 at 05:16 PM
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p.1 #4 · Softbox support for Einsteins


Huh, that's pretty neat. Pricey, though!


Oct 10, 2012 at 11:24 PM
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p.1 #5 · Softbox support for Einsteins


Jerry Kacey is a pretty inventive guy who, when he sees a need, finds a way to fill it. His stuff doesn't seem too expensive to me considering the functionality.

I had to laugh at the video where he just tosses the original Buff adapter to the floor. (Anyone remember the flame wars when he and Paul were both posting here?)



Oct 12, 2012 at 08:01 PM
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p.1 #6 · Softbox support for Einsteins


No idea of where this company is with product but you can ask them. http://wizardbrackets.com/monster-bracket-for-einstein-640/

Maybe this will help.



Oct 12, 2012 at 10:43 PM
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p.1 #7 · Softbox support for Einsteins


I sure remember. I was part of a few of them. Yikes.

BrianO wrote:
Jerry Kacey is a pretty inventive guy who, when he sees a need, finds a way to fill it. His stuff doesn't seem too expensive to me considering the functionality.

I had to laugh at the video where he just tosses the original Buff adapter to the floor. (Anyone remember the flame wars when he and Paul were both posting here?)




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p.1 #8 · Softbox support for Einsteins


I use this:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/366395-REG/Photoflex_SC_B9002BR_Speed_Ring_for_Balcar.html

The side of the ring attaches to a stand (or, more often, to a swivel adapter on the grip head of my C-stand).

Way cheaper than a Kacey adapter.



Oct 19, 2012 at 08:29 PM
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p.1 #9 · Softbox support for Einsteins


Isn't this the adaptor that attaches to the photoflex lightbox then directly on to the Einstein?


Oct 20, 2012 at 12:45 PM
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p.1 #10 · Softbox support for Einsteins


dgardner wrote:
Isn't this the adaptor that attaches to the photoflex lightbox then directly on to the Einstein?


Yes. In this case, the ring then attaches to the stand, and the Einstein hangs of the ring rather than the other way around.

(I prefer the Kacey method, where the box and the strobe are supported independently, but this one is less of a strain on the wallet.)



Oct 22, 2012 at 01:08 AM
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p.1 #11 · Softbox support for Einsteins


Lovesong wrote:
I use this:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/366395-REG/Photoflex_SC_B9002BR_Speed_Ring_for_Balcar.html

The side of the ring attaches to a stand (or, more often, to a swivel adapter on the grip head of my C-stand).

Way cheaper than a Kacey adapter.



Do you happen to have a photo of your setup? I can sort of visualize it, but I'm missing something...I just don't know what.



Oct 22, 2012 at 04:08 PM
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p.1 #12 · Softbox support for Einsteins


Guys....stupid question.

I've got an Einstein. Just ordered one of these (as recommended above):

http://www.kaceyenterprises.com/?page_id=1054

How do I attach the above bracket to my light stand?



Oct 24, 2012 at 05:11 PM
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p.1 #13 · Softbox support for Einsteins


dsouzl wrote:
Guys....stupid question. I've got an Einstein. Just ordered one of these (as recommended above)... How do I attach the above bracket to my light stand?


There are (almost) no stupid questions; yours is a good one, since it's not obvious to those who haven't worked much with grip equipment.

You need to get a grip head. One side will grab the bracket and the other side will slide over the upright column of the stand.

Here's a selection of them from which to choose: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ns=p_PRICE_2%7c0&ci=1355&N=4102068446&srtclk=sort



Oct 24, 2012 at 06:50 PM
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p.1 #14 · Softbox support for Einsteins


Brian...thanks so much for the info!

I've ordered an Avenger D200.

Thanks again!



Oct 24, 2012 at 07:16 PM





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