Question about flash mount for umbrella kit

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  1. inTempus

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    I'm trying to buy a stand, mount and umbrella for my Speedlites and it seems to me the kits are missing a critical component, the shoe mount on the bracket. Example:

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Photoflex-Shoe-Mount-Multiclamp/dp/B00009UT18/ref=pd_sim_p_5]Amazon.com: Shoe Mount Multiclamp: Camera & Photo[/ame]

    I want to buy that unit but the shoe mount is grayed out meaning, most likely, it doesn't come with the kit. I've found shoe mounts, but they don't show or mention the pin that would hold it to the mount.

    I don't want to order this stuff only to find out when it arrives its missing components I need to mount my Speedlite, umbrella, etc.

    Can someone point me to a complete kit?

    Thanks!
     
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    it doesnt look greyed out to me... the mount itself is silver in color... i have the same umbrella swivle holder... didnt get it from amazon though, i got it from a local shop.. it came with the mount
     
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    I don't think it's grayed out, it's just the perspective of the pic. Here's the same thing from B&H....and it's cheaper than Amazon.


    SP-Systems | Multi-Bracket | SPBRACKS | B&H Photo Video


    EDIT: As a kit price, the combo kit on Amazon isn't bad. Almost the same as what I paid at the local store.
     
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    Doesn't look greyed out to me either. You can always return it if it doesn't come with it, amzon is great with returns (from my previous experience).

     
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    I have this mount from Amazon (shipped from Adorama I believe), it comes with the shoe mount. It is made of metal. Make sure to put a bit of electrical tape over it so that it does not scratch your contacts or cause a short in your flash.
     
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    Thanks guys. I ordered it.
     
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  8. inTempus

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    Thanks, I've book marked that site!

    Right now I'm just going to trigger the slave with the 580 mounted to the camera until I figure out what triggers I want. I keep thinking about trying the Cactus triggers but read mixed reviews.

    What's a good trigger for around $100 to $150, or does such an animal exist?
     
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    Your basic PW transceivers are very near to the $150-range.
     
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    I use CyberSyncs. Most of my shooting buddies use them and no one had any complaints so I went with them too.

    A few of my shooting buddies use PocketWizards, but those are way too costly for me.

    The new PocketWizard MiniTT1 Canon and FlexTT5 Canon look really promising...may have to upgrade to them in the future.
     
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    I'm sorry, I'm having a brain fart... PW is an acronym for what? :)
     
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    PocketWizard.
     

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