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04-18-2013, 11:44 AM   #1
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Mount Ring Flash AF 160FC on Light Stand

Hello,
I have a Pentax Ring Flash 160 and would like to mount it on a stand.
Does anyone have the best way to do this.
I can mount power section on a shoe mount on the stand, but what's the best way to mount the flash section.

I have a non-working K10D.
Perhaps I should just mount the flash on that and and then put the camera and all on the stand?

Any suggestions.
Thank you.

04-19-2013, 05:09 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by kirov Quote
I can mount power section on a shoe mount on the stand, but what's the best way to mount the flash section.
Maybe put an umbrella's shaft in the hole of the light ring?

Depending on your setup there are many options, several of which involve duct tape or gaffer tape
04-19-2013, 08:33 AM   #3
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Taken off-camera, a ring flash is just another flash unit. If the reason for doing this is simply because you have the ring flash and don't want to invest in an easier to mount unit, that's one thing, but I'm otherwise stretching to figure out why you want to do this. Can you fill us in as to why you are attempting this?
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The reason I'm taking it off the camera is to use it as another flash.
In this case I'm putting it directly behind the model to light the white background.
It does a better job for this than other flashes I have.
I am using two 540 flashes bounced off white cards to light the front.
(Also sometimes use the 540s in soft boxes or with umbrellas.

Looking for an easy way to do this setup on location.
The ring flash seems to work well for the background when used directly behind the model.

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Just a remote possibility - find a piece of PVC pipe the same diameter as the tube used to mount this flash on the camera. The flash can then be placed on this PVC section, and you can clamp the PVC to a light stand or equivalent. You might find everything you need with a 15 minute visit to a hardware store.
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