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    bppowell
    bppowell  122125 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
    22 Oct 2008 - 10:03 PM

    I have done a search and looked in the shop but still not able to find what I want.

    Can someone let me know the type of tripod head I need to hold a reflector.

    Barry

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    GPTek
    GPTek e2 Member 8437 forum postsGPTek vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
    23 Oct 2008 - 12:21 AM

    Not a head as such but try a Manfrotto Super Clamp

    HTH Geoff

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    Last Modified By GPTek at 23 Oct 2008 - 12:24 AM
    Overread
    Overread  63746 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
    23 Oct 2008 - 12:31 AM

    plamp

    might work for you - though it might not have the guts - never tried one before so can't comment on actual strength

    mattharris_photography

    I've got a plamp, fine for holding plants and such, crap when the object weighs more then... a plant. The links are stiff, so in theory, it could, but the link to the base isn't, so it tends to bend down with the weight.

    brian1208
    brian1208 e2 Member 1110238 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
    23 Oct 2008 - 6:54 AM

    tried using a plamp to hold a 20" circular reflector on Monday evening and it isn't up to the job (wouldn't even hold a panel of foamcore board)

    bppowell
    bppowell  122125 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
    23 Oct 2008 - 11:24 AM

    Thanks for the information, pity about the plamp it looks like it would be very usful.

    Geoff, thanks for the links, from the image it is a little difficult to see how it works.

    I am thinkning that the main part of the clamp fits to the stem of the tripod or stand and the second slot and leaver are for the reflector.

    For this to be true it must be a wider slot than it looks.

    Barry

    Leif
    Leif  9722 forum posts
    23 Oct 2008 - 4:19 PM

    If it is for outdoor use, then do not attach a Plamp to the tripod unless you want vibrations galore. Speed Graphic have lots of clamps and supports.

    GPTek
    GPTek e2 Member 8437 forum postsGPTek vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
    23 Oct 2008 - 8:33 PM

    Barry, take a closer look at the images and the spec's. You'll see that the base has 1/4" threaded socket that should take your tripod. The lever brings the jaws together. There are adapters to fit in the jaws to enable a flat grip surface and check the Manfrotto pages there's a range of adapters.
    If you check Warehouse Express you'll see the binocular variant attached to a tripod.

    Geoff Smile

    bppowell
    bppowell  122125 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
    23 Oct 2008 - 9:07 PM

    Thanks Geoff

    KevinEllison
    KevinEllison e2 Member 72504 forum postsKevinEllison vcard England
    23 Oct 2008 - 9:46 PM

    "Borrowed" a copy of Manfrotto's 'Lighting and Cine Support Solutions' catalogue from Focus earlier this year - actually the guy gave it to me.

    Product number D300 Articulated arm with spring clamp
    Looks like one end grips the top spigot of a typical lighting stand and t'other has a squeezy spring clamp attached.

    Product number 237 Flex arm
    A stiffly bendy-arm thing..with male tripod thread one end and female on the other by the looks of it - but it's described as "hexagon stud to fit super-clamp 035" and you know what that looks like..

    Likewise product number 237HD Heavy duty flex arm
    same but stouter.

    Would these ?? (male threaded ends) fit into:-

    Pruduct number 175 Spring clamp
    Product number 275 mini spring clamp

    Both of these look like they have a female threaded 'spigot' sticking out the side..

    Try searching on these product numbers in Manfrotto's web site.
    www.manfotto.com
    Kevin.

    Last Modified By KevinEllison at 23 Oct 2008 - 9:48 PM
    bppowell
    bppowell  122125 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
    23 Oct 2008 - 9:57 PM

    Thanks Kevin, will give it a try.

    Barry

    KevinEllison
    KevinEllison e2 Member 72504 forum postsKevinEllison vcard England
    23 Oct 2008 - 10:09 PM

    No problem...hope it helps the investigation a bit more..!
    The pig of it is, that they have a vast array of supporting, clamping lighting stuff which is hard to get your head round without a damn catalogue..the guy at Focus furtively extracted the one I have from a locked display cabinet..! oh...really useful hmm...?!
    Good luck!
    Kevin.

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