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    Durable, metal?, heavy duty umbrella + flash holder?

    I have bought this umbrella holder recently:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Umbrella-Flash-l...item19c08da0f1

    Because its cheap material it broke where it mounts onto my lightstand. I have looked around and I couldn't find a metal/heavy duty one which can hold my umbrella and flash securely. I have a big umbrella. Do you know a metal umbrella holder which can hold my flash and which doesn't brake easily?

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    Re: Durable, metal?, heavy duty umbrella + flash holder?

    Take a look at this one. I've never had anything made by Arri break on me ... yet

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ri_570026.html

    Or this kind from Chimera (also well made studio equipment):

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...mera_3860.html

    You'll need one of these to mount each light on:

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...apter_1_4.html

    The above should be good for up to 60" umbrellas. For really, really big umbrella's, etc., it isn't recommended to have a light mounted on the same stand as the light modifier. Meaning umbrellas like this one:

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Umbrella.html

    For those type light modifiers, I use two stands with this type of grip head to hold the umbrella on it's own sturdy stand:

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Head_2_5.html

    -Marc

    Oh, if you are using a shoe-mount Speed-light ... you'll need one of these for each flash:

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...t_Adapter.html
    Last edited by fotografz; 27th November 2010 at 02:01.

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    Re: Durable, metal?, heavy duty umbrella + flash holder?

    fotografz, you ROCK!

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    Re: Durable, metal?, heavy duty umbrella + flash holder?

    Quote Originally Posted by haring View Post
    fotografz, you ROCK!
    You are welcome! Glad I could help.

    -Marc

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