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Light stand adaptor for old flash head...


jimthistle73 10 2.4k 1 United Kingdom
4 May 2012 10:40AM
Morning all. I recently bought an old but barely used flash head to add to my studio kit. Just found out though that the bracket doesn't fit on my light stands, which is a pain - it's just a smidgen too small for the stands. The light stands in question are just the normal, modern fitting.

Does anyone know if there is an adaptor I can buy to make the new light fit? Sorry for the vagueness - I'm kind of hoping there are two standard sizes or something easy like that...

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Pete e2
13 18.5k 96 England
4 May 2012 10:46AM
That normal modern fitting has been the standard for years. What make is the flash head?
jimthistle73 10 2.4k 1 United Kingdom
4 May 2012 12:03PM
Hi Pete - I suspected as much. It's a Courtenay Solaflash head - it's very, very basic but I got it very, very cheap from a guy on here, so can't complain! Google isn't helping here :-(
Pete e2
13 18.5k 96 England
4 May 2012 12:24PM
Has it got a square frame bracket with the stand adaptor mounted in the center at the bottom? If so is that welded or does it unscrew. If it unscrews you can buy a lighting stand spigot if yours doesn't have a 1/4in thread and then screw that in. If you have a lighting stand with the standard tripod screw top it should go in the thread on the bracket.
jimthistle73 10 2.4k 1 United Kingdom
4 May 2012 1:38PM
Yes, it has a square bracket with an un-threaded, welded protuberance (sure that's not the right word!). So sadly, a spigot isn't the answer here. I suppose I could file down one of my light stands - might be the only option!
Pete e2
13 18.5k 96 England
4 May 2012 1:53PM

Quote:welded protuberance

Interfit may like to use that description in future Wink
That's a shame I don't recall Courtenay having an incompatible system - they had reverse polarity leads but that was the only thing I remember as being different.
jimthistle73 10 2.4k 1 United Kingdom
4 May 2012 4:41PM
Have managed to bodge an old interfit tilting bracket onto the existing bracket using a massive drill bit and a massive nut and bolt. I can now tilt the head in four directions too Grin

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