Sturdy monolight

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CHBD
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Posted Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:14PM

Hello, I just purchased the 70" octagon softbox, it works great..but unfortunately my monolight is too weak to hold it in its place, the softbox is way to heavy and despite having the screw tight to the max the softbox keeps droping down. I've seen a lot of monolights out there, but which one is really strong enough to hold this monster in place ? Can you guys recommend something based on your experiance with a huge softbox.


Thank you for your help.


Regards


Chris.
cmannphoto
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Posted Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:18PM
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/Does your speedring have a threaded insert for a mounting stud? That might be your easiest way and cheapest way to solve the problem.


You mount the speedring to your stand, which carries the weight of that big softbox and not carrying it on the monolight.


ETA: Here are some examples that Chimera has for their speedrings

(Edited on 2012-11-16 18:32:16 by cmannphoto)
DebbiSmirnoff
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Posted Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:40PM
No lights that I know of can hold a monster. Usually, good big softboxes, are attached to the stand and the light is attached to the box. Not the light on the stand and the softbox to the light. What brand did you buy?
CHBD
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Posted Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:52PM

It is a fotodiox with a Bowens gemini standard speedring, it does makes a lot of sense to mount the softbox to the stand and have a stand to carry all the weight, but now the question is how ? Thanks for all the help.


regards


Chris
CHBD
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Posted Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:55PM
Posted By cmannphoto:
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/Does your speedring have a threaded insert for a mounting stud? That might be your easiest way and cheapest way to solve the problem.


You mount the speedring to your stand, which carries the weight of that big softbox and not carrying it on the monolight.


ETA: Here are some examples that Chimera has for their speedrings

(Edited on 2012-11-16 18:32:16 by cmannphoto)



Oh, I missed that, thanks a lot they actually sell those brackets, great !!


Thank you for all the help!


regards


Chris
cmannphoto
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Posted Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:16PM

I have PhotoFlex softboxes and speedrings. The speedrings have threaded holes that I could use to mount to these swivels


So you might have to look around to see what will work for you, but they are brackets/swivels out there that will solve your problem.


Good Luck
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