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SO I have been looking at this for my flash units and it looks like a pretty nice idea. I can't find the answer to this question though....
I know the clamp holds the flash units, but what is the hole at the back of the clamp for? on one side there is the actual clamp part and then moving backward there is the ball head for the flash and then at the end a hole (possibly for an umbrella?)
Anyone know? Anyone also found any reviews of this? I might need these so I don't have to buy a different adapter to hold the flashes to the stands.
One last question... How would the Pocket Wizards mount to the flashes with these things?
Here are just a few of the ways I use this very versatile strobist accessory. Hope it helps you visuaIize the fittings. There are really too many ways to use this item to describe them all. I have yet to find a limit on the ways it can be deployed. It is an absolutely essential tool in my light kit. BTW, so is the grip clamp without the ball head, which I am constantly reaching around for in the studio. Both of these rate right up there with Gaffer's tape, Super Clamp, A clamps, reflector grids, C-stands, bungie cords and foam core in my top 10 of studio "must have" accessories. (Not necessarily in that order, of course )
I suppose someone was bound to think of it sooner or later, but thanks to Justin Stailley for attaching a 482 ball head to a grip clamp. It must have been something like the first time someone dropped their chocolate into their peanut butter. A shear stroke of genius.
Typical set up using clamp:
Clamp on light stand:
On light stand with umbrella attached with clamp:
Clamp with umbrella hung from overhead grip arm:
One of my favorite uses; clamp holding FLAG while attached to a 3/8 tripod bushing or mounted on a 5/8" baby adaptor:
Edited on Feb 18, 2008 at 08:04 PM