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10-26-2019, 11:43 AM   #1
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Adapter for Standard Tripod to Light Stand

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I have a couple extra tripods that are pretty solid, and would be usable inside as secondary and tertiary tripods to my normal AltaPro. Are there adapters which I could attach to these other tripods which would enable me to use them as stands for reflectors / umbrellas / slave flashes? Thank you!

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look on amazon for "adapter spiggot" similar to this Manfrotto Adapter Spigot: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

Then get a universal head which mounts on the spiggot like this Neewer S-Type Bracket Holder with Bowens Mount for: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics
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look on amazon for "adapter spiggot" similar to this Manfrotto Adapter Spigot: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

Then get a universal head which mounts on the spiggot like this Neewer S-Type Bracket Holder with Bowens Mount for: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics
Thank you! This combo should be perfect!

Do you have any suggestions for studio umbrellas / lighting? I've seen some good reviews on here for Hobo, but I'm new to this.
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It depends on your tripod. If yours have fixed heads, the 3/8 screw that attaches to the camera should be adaptable to common light duty fixtures with a 1/4-20 step-up ring. If yours have removable heads and your intent is to mount direct to the platform, the platform stud will be either 3/8 or 1/4-20 depending on tripod. Often the maker provides a reversible stud; that lacking a step-up ring would be the solution here as well.


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It depends on your tripod. If yours have fixed heads, the 3/8 screw that attaches to the camera should be adaptable to common light duty fixtures with a 1/4-20 step-up ring. If yours have removable heads and your intent is to mount direct to the platform, the platform stud will be either 3/8 or 1/4-20 depending on tripod. Often the maker provides a reversible stud; that lacking a step-up ring would be the solution here as well.


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I did some looking up - thank you.

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The head like I suggest above is great. The Bowens bayonet means you can attach snoots or a bowl reflector. The grip holds the flash head firmly in place. A collapsible softbox can clip to the front or an umbrella can go into the umbrella socket held in place by the grub screw. Very very handy and great value.

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Do you have any suggestions for studio umbrellas / lighting?
Cactus do a nice collapsible softbox that even includes the head I refered to....... Cactus CB 60 softbox for Photographic Lighting - Black: Amazon.co.uk: Camera & Photo
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The head like I suggest above is great. The Bowens bayonet means you can attach snoots or a bowl reflector. The grip holds the flash head firmly in place. A collapsible softbox can clip to the front or an umbrella can go into the umbrella socket held in place by the grub screw. Very very handy and great value.
I agree and I think I might get one. Thanks!


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I agree and I think I might get one. Thanks!


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Well I have 4 of them !

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I have one of the S-type linked above (Godox version) and it's great. I feel like I need more.

There's also new version out that can accommodate larger heads with inserts for small flashes GODOX PHOTO EQUIPMENT CO.,LTD S2 Speedlite Bracket. The stepless tilting is calling to me...
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