DIY Flash to Softbox Bracket
I bought a $24.95 softbox from Adorama the other day (Flashpoint 24" x 24" Softbox - www.adorama.com/FPDPSB2424.html ). It's meant to be used with a Digipopper studio light, but, for $25, I figured that I could come up with something to let me use it with my flashes instead. After a trip to my local home improvement store, I found a piece of aluminum and some bolts that would do the trick (about $10 in parts). I ended up bending the aluminum in the shape that you see, mounting it with 1/4" bolts to the inside of the softbox's speedring, and using a flash cold shoe that I had laying around to attach the flash to the "bottom" of the U shape and a spigot and a 1/4" 20 bolt to attach the whole thing to the stand. In the end, it took me about 30 minutes to bend, cut and drill the aluminum. It works pretty good and it is solid. By the way, the softbox is really great quality for $25 and it seems to work great with the flash. I was impressed that it had an internal diffuser that helped to ensure that the flash lit it evenly.
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