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

One Manfrotto 037 Reversible Short Stud, with 3/8" & 1/4"-20 Threads (Brass)

And two Manfrotto 066 Double Female Stud's

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