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Old Sep 21, 2010, 9:41 AM   #21
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Steve,

Here is the clamp at B&H. By all means, make your own if you can. I needed something in a hurry and didn't have a plan for making one myself:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ing_Clamp.html
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Old Sep 21, 2010, 11:30 AM   #22
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How does the flash mount to the clamp?
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Old Sep 21, 2010, 11:32 AM   #23
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How does the flash mount to the clamp?
the clamp in question has a cold shoe for mounting.
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Old Sep 21, 2010, 11:53 AM   #24
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Thank you John

So there are shoe mounts available for the various clamps? I am guessing that a cold shoe is the slide in to be tightened against without electronics. Looking at your link it seems to be whatever mount with a screw through a bushing.

I told you I was a total newb on this. I there a dumb ass 101 thread covering gear I can reference? (if there is one it should be a sticky)

My flash would be the Sony HVL-F58am

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Old Sep 21, 2010, 11:56 AM   #25
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Steve - the clamp in question came with the shoe mount - one of the reasons I bought it. It's the only clamp I use so I'm far from an expert on how to build your own or piece something together. so I can't say, from experience, how best to attach a flash to a clamp that doesn't have a shoe included (or whether you can buy the parts separately).
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Old Sep 21, 2010, 12:09 PM   #26
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Thank you John. I ordered one with the the proper chingus for my flash.

"It's the only clamp I use so I'm far from an expert"

But you have your thoughts and I appreciate that you are willing to share.

Not all forums feel that way

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Old Sep 21, 2010, 3:13 PM   #27
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Good luck with the clamp. Maybe I am just too cheap to buy one. LOL Lowes ftw!
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Old Sep 21, 2010, 3:15 PM   #28
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Edit I should add make sure you buy a longer flash cable. The canon one does not cut it.

Sorry for the double post.
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Old Sep 21, 2010, 3:45 PM   #29
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Edit I should add make sure you buy a longer flash cable. The canon one does not cut it.
The canon cord is what I use and have pictured. Unless they have changed the cord - I'll check if I remember tonight and see what the model number is. But B&H website has one listed and it says 2 foot - that's long enough for the setup I'm using at least.
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yep I verified - I had the shoe cord 2 which has since been replaced by a newer version. But both are 2 feet in length. All I can say is it works in my setup.
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