Flash Bracket and Clamp Recommendation?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Peter Werner, Nov 8, 2004.

  1. Peter Werner

    Peter Werner Guest

    I want to mount a flash bracket on a clamp on a leg of my tripod.

    I'm looking for recommendations for:

    1) the clamp - Bogen Super Clamp? Slik Clamp Head? Something else?

    2) the flash bracket - something that can hold a Sigma EF-500 (which is
    a somewhat large flash unit), has maybe 2-3 articulations for
    flexibility, and perhaps allows the flash to be flipped horizontal or
    vertical. Otherwise, not too elaborate.

    Would I need any other components for such a setup?

    Peter Werner, Nov 8, 2004
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  2. The Slik Clamp Head will work just fine. You'll need some kind of
    1/4-20 thread
    to hot shoe adapter. The Hama HA6952 (B&H HAPCHSA) is the kind of
    thing you're looking for although I can't tell from the picture if it
    has a tripod thread on the bottom. The B&H GBPCHSA is another version
    which probably has a tripod thread. You will also need some sort of
    sync extension cord and possibly a
    hot shoe to PC cord adapter if your camera doesn't have a sync
    connector. If your're using Nikon gear the SC-17 takes care of both
    ends with a coiled extension and supports TTL. Canon probably makes
    something similar.

    The Bogen clamp with a Giottos MH-1004 would also work fine and be a
    little cheaper but the Slik is a little solider. There are several
    mini ball
    heads in the $17-$20 range which would be better than the MH-1004 but
    then you're getting close to the Slik price.
    Bob Kirkpatrick, Nov 9, 2004
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