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manley.josh is a group administrator manley.josh says:

Not a huge project but one thats probably worth taking a look at. I know i have seen a few strobes go down to the pavement.

Protect your strobe
Originally posted at 9:08AM, 1 July 2009 PDT (permalink)
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enchanted afternoon [deleted] says:

I like the glow in the dark idea.
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JustinSinks is a group administrator JustinSinks says:

Yeah, I dont know how much this is going to help. I dropped my camera and it landed on a corner, but the force was enough to destroy the lens and rip the flash out of its hot shoe, destroying the hot shoe also.
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HBRstudios is a group administrator HBRstudios says:

Yikes!
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mb_wen is a group moderator mb_wen says:

I think this is for stobes only, you'd need a pretty beefy frisby to absorb most if not all of the impact from a falling camera+lens. In my experience much like Justins... Rock-1, Camera-0.
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JustinSinks is a group administrator JustinSinks says:

Yeah, sorry, what i was saying was from tripod height, if the wind blows it over, its going to hit the ground pretty hard, and a frisbee is just going to make the point of stress right at the hot shoe, breaking it right off (just like getting whip lash). In order to make it work better, you could add another frisbee, slightly smaller in size, at the top of the strobe. but if you are going through that trouble, may as well get a block of foam and hollow it out to slide the strobe into. But then you have the heat factor to worry about... ;)

And if your yikes was aimed at my camera falling, at least it was the 50mm 1.8 lens that broke, so i was out 80 bucks. And my flash was on an extended hot shoe cord, so it was the hot shoe on the cord that broke, not the camera one. was pretty lucky! Oh, also broke the battery door on the camera. I no longer have the spring loaded button to open the door, i just have to pry it open...
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