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Old 04-05-2013   #11
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Excellent suggestions, Earguy. While they don't fit the purpose of the question but they can be very useful for other purposes.

Thanks, mate.
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Little background, if I may.

The need for such a grip/stick is:
- To mount a flash and a Wescott Apollo softbox on it
- Can be be handled by the photographer (not an assistant or a friend or family member)
- Can fit in the luggage when traveling abroad
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Little background, if I may.

The need for such a grip/stick is:
- To mount a flash and a Wescott Apollo softbox on it
- Can be be handled by the photographer (not an assistant or a friend or family member)
- Can fit in the luggage when traveling abroad
When you say flash, you have to be more specific...

Speedlight or Studio Strobe?

Are you using a remote trigger or wired sync?

Having a basic light stand is the foundation of your need... Does your westcott have a speed ring for the type of flash you are going to use? or are you in need of a hot/cold shoe mount for the flash to attach to the stand?
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- Speedlite (Canon)
- Wireless (Phottix Odin )
- Bought the Apollo in a kit, so it came with a stand (Wescott)
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Little background, if I may.

The need for such a grip/stick is:
- To mount a flash and a Wescott Apollo softbox on it
- Can be be handled by the photographer (not an assistant or a friend or family member)
- Can fit in the luggage when traveling abroad
Al, I may have something right up your alley.

Won't come cheap, but it'd check off of your second and third points for sure, and most likely the Apollo softbox as well.

If I recall correctly, the Apollo softbox mounts sort of like an umbrella with a rod, right?

I'll get some images and links for you in the near future, hopefully.
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Cheers, GP (Do you have a name we can call you with. As Michael mentioned below, mine is Al). As for your suggestion, the Apollo doesn't need a speedring.

Thanks, Michael. The last two points are the most important. Can't wait to read your suggestion/link.

Than you, gents.
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I haven't seen a great picture or link summing up exactly how I'd achieve what you're looking to do, so what I'll probably do is snap a few pictures of my idea as soon as I have a chance (probably over the weekend) and post it up here for you to see.
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If I recall correctly, the Apollo softbox mounts sort of like an umbrella with a rod, right?
Right. The Apollo is a glorified umbrella
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I haven't seen a great picture or link summing up exactly how I'd achieve what you're looking to do, so what I'll probably do is snap a few pictures of my idea as soon as I have a chance (probably over the weekend) and post it up here for you to see.
Sounds like you are about to invent such a product, aren't you mate All this UCLA education is coming to fruition, it seems


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