I just received a lightstand, umbrella, and umbrella adapter I order from Cowboy Studios through Amazon. Amazon.com: CowboyStudio Strobist Kit Photography Photo Studio Flash Mount Umbrellas Kit: Camera & Photo The umbrella adapter doesn't match the one shown. In fact as I look closer at their picture there are a couple of diffferent adapters in the pictures. The one I received doesn't have a removable coldshoe. My plan was to set aside the cold shoe and attach the adapter for my Sony flash to the 1/4-20 theaded bolt. Also in the future I planned on getting some cheap radio transmitters. Most of the receivers have 1/4-20 sockets for attaching to an lightstand. I emailed Cowboy Studios they responded by asking for pictures of what I received. I have sent them the pictures and am now waiting for a second response. I wish I could buy localy but the only camera shop within 50 miles didn't know what an umbrella adapter was. The owner kept pushing me towards his continuse light setups. :meh: I'm hoping Cowboy Studios will fix the situation. Though now I'm a little leary about ordering from them in the future.