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| p.1 #10 · Hanging Monolights Upside Down |
I have 4 Einsteins, 1x1600 AB, and 1x800 Ab all hanging upside down in my studio. They have been doing fine for over 2 years, always hanging, though I do move them about sometimes.
The lights are attached to Manfrotto friction arms, which are attached to Manfrotto extension arms, which are attached to Manfrotto super clamps, which are attached to Manfrotto Autopoles, which are extended floor to ceiling. You can also go wall to wall but the lights get a bit bouncy and I didnt feel comfortable with that set up but it depends how wide your walls are.
One light is attached the same way -autopole +light stand with wheels.
I attach the safety cable around tightening knob of the stand mount, and that to large eye hook in the ceiling. I sometimes attach a small bungee to the safety cable and that to an eye hook depending on the setup. I never attach the safety cable to any part of the rig that may fail (which is all of it).
Hope this helps.
*I don't work for Manfrotto, but I think their stuff is worth the extra cost, especially after a knock-off super clamp failure.
Edited on Dec 20, 2013 at 02:26 AM · View previous versions