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Horizontal light stand?

Started May 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Sailor Blue
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Re: Horizontal light stand?
In reply to Argentus, May 16, 2013

B&H sells a highly rated hot-shoe 24" softbox.

Impact Quikbox Softbox (24 x 24") EBO-0602424 B&H Photo

I recommend you contact them and ask about using the softbox with Interfit Strobies Boom Arm with Hotshoe for Light Stand (STR173).  It's a free phone call in US and Canada at 800.947.7786 or you can e-mail them.

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Lighter and still easy to transport is an umbrella.  You can get a cheap one with a cover to make it like a softbox on ebay or you can get a quality one in the form of the Photek SoftLighter II.

PBL Photo Studio 40 inch Reflective Umbrella Softboxes Set of Two Steve Kaeser Photographic Lighting and Accessories


To use an umbrella you would need an umbrella bracket.  I have this one and can recommend it.  I like the fact that the flash's hot-shoe is clamped to the bracket's cold-shoe so the flash is securely held.

Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe 9101880 B&H Photo

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