Looking for specific flash bracket

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Don Wiss, May 6, 2012.

  1. Don Wiss

    Don Wiss Guest

    I'm looking to buy an Olympus OM-D. One of the things I do is to take
    pictures of the Mermaid Parade. The people march away from the sun. Hence I
    need a powerful flash to reduce the shadows.

    Putting the top-of-the-line flash on top of a lightweight camera makes it
    very top heavy and tiring to hold, as one is constantly having to hold it
    back from flopping forward.

    On the Amazon page for the OM-D there is this little picture with a flash
    bracket holding the flash to one side. It wouldn't be top heavy and the
    spacing may make it easier to hold with two hands.

    http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/electronics/camera/Olympus/eF1/olympus_em5_8.jpg

    A grip on the far side could make it even nicer to hold. This appears to be
    an inexpensive bracket. But I have been unable to find this bracket on the
    web.

    Don. www.donwiss.com/pictures/ (e-mail link at page bottoms).
     
    Don Wiss, May 6, 2012
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  2. Don Wiss

    Guest Guest

    that looks like the bracket for the nikon coolpix.

    however, i'd suggest using a stroboframe.
     
    Guest, May 6, 2012
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  3. Don Wiss

    J. Clarke Guest

    Looks like some relative of an Olympus FL-BK04.
     
    J. Clarke, May 6, 2012
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  4. Don Wiss

    Savageduck Guest

    < http://tinyurl.com/7h6eqyv >
    or
    <
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/204666-REG/Olympus_200666_FL_BK01_Flash_Bracket.html< http://tinyurl.com/bnpttb6 >
    or
    <
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/681350-REG/Stratos_ST835_ST835F_8_35mm_Flash.html< http://tinyurl.com/87sxl9t >
    or
    <
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/464814-REG/Custom_Brackets_CBMINIRC_CB_Mini_RC_Camera.html< http://tinyurl.com/6t4hzq2 >

    They have many other solutions which might work for you, just look.
     
    Savageduck, May 6, 2012
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  5. Don Wiss

    Don Wiss Guest

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    Yep. I found that bracket. But $150 is kind of expensive for a bracket. The
    pictured one no doubt is a fraction of that cost. If it exists.

    Don. www.donwiss.com (e-mail link at home page bottom).
     
    Don Wiss, May 6, 2012
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  6. Why not make your own.
     
    C. Neil Ellwood, May 7, 2012
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  7. Don Wiss

    RichA Guest

    Since the days of grips that actually fit the hand are long dead, and
    Stroboframes are just bent aluminum bars and very uncomfortable to
    hold (even with cheap foam slip-on grip material) I'd suggest getting
    some of this stuff and making a custom hand-grip for it.

    https://www.inventables.com/technologies/modeling-silicone-sugru
     
    RichA, May 7, 2012
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  8. Don Wiss

    Don Wiss Guest

    I don't have a drill press, nor the inclination. Such a bracket can't be
    expensive.

    Don. www.donwiss.com (e-mail link at home page bottom).
     
    Don Wiss, May 7, 2012
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  9. Don Wiss

    PeterN Guest

    several years ago I looked into that question and came up blank. You
    will be able to fill in some shadows, but not overcome full sunlight.

    I have found the best way to shoot the characters in the parade is to
    get a pass for the staging area. (Last year they sold them to $5.) I've
    had a lot of fun shooting in that area. The participants are very
    friendly and all too willing to pose.
     
    PeterN, May 8, 2012
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  10. Don Wiss

    PeterN Guest

    I agree that it shouldn't be. The price of anything sturdy seems to be
    upwards of $100.
     
    PeterN, May 8, 2012
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  11. Or you could find a place where they'll march past a sunlit light
    coloured wall, a giant fill reflector. Or you could overexpose,
    e.g. spot expose for the shaded faces.
     
    Chris Malcolm, May 8, 2012
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