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    Default DIY Dual Flash Bracket

    I decided to try to make a dual flash bracket because i want to be able to get the same output as dual pops in a 1/2 pop so the recycle time is quicker. Also if I need it I can have even more light. All you do is get a strip of aluminum strip cut and drill holes then buy a 1/4 wing nut, and 2x 1/4 wing bolts and some washers and your good to go. I will post specifics later.

    I need to get a second trigger because my cactus v4 hot shoe does not work without something wedged under the flash. I don't want to have to jerry rig it all the time.


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    Cameras: Canon 60D, Canon 20D, 35mm Nikon FM2n
    Canon EF lens used : 50mm f1.8, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.5, 75-300mm f/4.5-5, 85mm f/1.8
    Tamron Lens: 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF)
    Strobist: Canon 580EX II , "Vivitar DF400MZ, Nikon SB-24, LP-160, YN568EX"
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    saving money is great! Nice project & outcome.
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    THe only issues I have are that the flashes are different and arent pointing at the right place: they should be aimed at the center of the umbrella. If you're setting the SB600 to 1/2 power, you have to set the SB900 to 1/4 because its more powerful.
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    The one on the right is pointing up because it wasn't locked down because of the lack of a washer.
    Cameras: Canon 60D, Canon 20D, 35mm Nikon FM2n
    Canon EF lens used : 50mm f1.8, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.5, 75-300mm f/4.5-5, 85mm f/1.8
    Tamron Lens: 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF)
    Strobist: Canon 580EX II , "Vivitar DF400MZ, Nikon SB-24, LP-160, YN568EX"
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    Well, it's also on the Rx for the wireless trigger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OsmosisStudios View Post
    Well, it's also on the Rx for the wireless trigger.
    Ya I need to buy either another receiver or a pc mono plug splitter and another mono to pc splitter and another cold shoe mount so I can fire off the 2 pc ports.. So its kinda jerry rigged.
    Cameras: Canon 60D, Canon 20D, 35mm Nikon FM2n
    Canon EF lens used : 50mm f1.8, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.5, 75-300mm f/4.5-5, 85mm f/1.8
    Tamron Lens: 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF)
    Strobist: Canon 580EX II , "Vivitar DF400MZ, Nikon SB-24, LP-160, YN568EX"
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    Test 2 with the other bracket. and a splitter. Used the screw thread of the trigger where the nut normally is and it is more stable..


    Cameras: Canon 60D, Canon 20D, 35mm Nikon FM2n
    Canon EF lens used : 50mm f1.8, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.5, 75-300mm f/4.5-5, 85mm f/1.8
    Tamron Lens: 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF)
    Strobist: Canon 580EX II , "Vivitar DF400MZ, Nikon SB-24, LP-160, YN568EX"
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    Nicely done, i've been busy jerry rigging too- Do you have any closeups that show how the flashes are mounted? I've been trying to find mounting brackets to put mics on half a dozen cameras using the shoe, since i can't find them anywhere for a reasonable price (who wants to pay $30 for a twenty five cent piece of metal) i thought i'd try to DIY, but i can't find these parts anywhere.

    Nice job on your rig!



    [QUOTE=bhursey;1034175]I decided to try to make a dual flash bracket because i want to be able to get the same output as dual pops in a 1/2 pop so the recycle time is quicker. Also if I need it I can have even more light. All you do is get a strip of aluminum strip cut and drill holes then buy a 1/4 wing nut, and 2x 1/4 wing bolts and some washers and your good to go. I will post specifics later.

    I need to get a second trigger because my cactus v4 hot shoe does not work without something wedged under the flash. I don't want to have to jerry rig it all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OsmosisStudios View Post
    If you're setting the SB600 to 1/2 power, you have to set the SB900 to 1/4 because its more powerful.
    Is there a formula for this or would this have to be estimated in trial and error?

    Maybe from something like this:
    Yongnuo 560 Real World Guide Number Table
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    OM-D | 12-50 | 20 | 35 | 40-150
    Canon 550D | 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM | 30mm f/1.4 | 8mm f/3.5
    Canon AE-1 | FD 50mm f/1.8
    190XB | 498RC2 | 430EXII | Canon S95|

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    Not exactly do it yourself..... but I came up with this today....


    Using SB900 on camera as fill and commander for 2xSB600 and 1 SB900
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