My very flexible Macro flashbracket
I bought some RAM parts ( http://www.ram-mount.com/ ) and made a new, very flexible, flashbracket.
It looks a bit like the Wimberley macro bracket ( http://www.tripodhead.com/products/flash-bracket-macro-brackets.cfm ), but just a bit cheaper.
Here are the part numbers I have used:
2x RAM-B-237 one on both end, for the tripod collar and the off camera cord, it is a 1/4" male threaded ball (standard camera/camcorder screw)
2x RAM-B-201-A the shortest arms
1x RAM-B-230 double ball to connect the arms.
They have lots of parts so you can make whatever you like.
Here are some pictures:
Here are the RAM parts put together.
Two of the smallest arms (6cm).
On a normal bracket, if you have no tripodcollar.
On the MP-E 65mm I screwed it on the tripod collar, making it very compact and in balance.
At 1:1, the lens is very short.
I can set the flash in almost any direction.
At 5:1 lens is very long but still no problem.
Haha, people keep asking about the diffuser.
Made out of a cooling bag, those bags with aluminium inside.
The front is tin white fabric I found.
Sewed it myself (no mother/wife needed)
It's very flexible too and quite durable.
You can squeeze it in almost every tiny space.
This looks great. Thanks for providing the info. I purchased the EF 100mm f/2.8 macro for my 30d and am looking for something similar to what you've got. This lens, however, doesn't have a tripod collar. Do you recommend just one of the RAM-B-237 parts?
Is this easy enough for a girl to put together Not sure I'm very mechanically inclined.
Can't even sow!
Thank you for posting this, I just asked yesterday on the Pentax forum if there was any type of DYI bracket setup that would work for macro and here you have done exactly what I was envisioning ( I thought about a goose neck lamp kinda thingy (+; )
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