Sunday, May 13, 2012

Portrait mode for the Alien Bees Ringflash


portrait mode for AB Ringflash - ABR800

Those who have the Alienbees ABR800 likely have already discovered it's a tad bit difficult to set it up for a portrait shot. Aside from the tripod head the parts should run you about $27 to do the conversion .  The stud under your desired tripod head can quickly be reattached to the center female stud for landscape mode.

The parts Manfrotto 143BKT Camera Platform for Magic Arm
www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/5184-REG/Manfrotto_143BKT_...

One Manfrotto 037 Reversible Short Stud, with 3/8" & 1/4"-20 Threads (Brass)  
www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/546376-REG/Manfrotto_037_0...

And two Manfrotto 066 Double Female Stud's
www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/546506-REG/Manfrotto_066_0...

This is an wonderful flash unit by the way, highly recommended.