This is Daemon's response to where I put out a kind of challenge for others to show non-photographic things that they'd adapted to work well for shooters.
Here is Daemon's contact information:
Daemon Baizan, photographer, ASMP, EP
2555 Fairoaks Road
Decatur, GA 30033
404.634.6151 FAX: 404.634.5454
|Home Depot T-strap ($5) and 2 Nikon SB-800s|
I've got a couple for you.
The first was my Home Depot T-strap flash bracket. I bought a T-strap piece at Home Depot for about $5. I bent the center part to ninety degrees, and installed a spigot (Figure B). I then used the pre-drilled holes in the T-strap, and installed two positive-locking flash-shoe brackets (about $7 each from Flash Zebra). Now I had a very secure, rigid, flash bracket which would hold two SB-800's with enough clearance for insertion of a separate battery plug, with battery compartments accessible, and the same orientation for both IR sensors on the flash bodies. I usually modify the light from these tandem flashes with a brolly box whose shaft goes into the appropriate hole in a swivel bracket attached to the brass spigot.
So, there you have it. Two home-made solutions to some very vexing problems, using things that are definitely not photo hardware. All easy on the wallet.