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velocityphoto  (D 18988)

Apr 5, 2006, 5:08 PM
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Would love to se some helmets with flash setups on them for some idea's on 2 of mine.Post your flash setup?


videointhesky  (D 13723)

Apr 5, 2006, 6:21 PM
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Here are some photos of my Flash set up http://www.freefall-video.com/...lmetPhotos/index.htm

The Photos show a Canon 10D & 550EX Flash set up, I upgraded the same set up to a 20D & 580EX, Im upgrading again to a 5D & 580EX. Leaving to get my 5D from UPS now.


Fuzzy  (D 26596)

Apr 5, 2006, 7:45 PM
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What do you have (if anything) holding the cord on the top of your helmet. It's not clear from the picture if it's strapped at some point, or just held between the camera and flash themselves.

Also It looks from your picture your using one strap and a zip tie??? Is that right or is it something else?

On a slightly different note, I'm also curious if anyone can list any advantages / disadvantages of mounting the flash on it's side vs flat (if that makes sense).



Thanks


vdschoor  (D 27300)

Apr 5, 2006, 8:54 PM
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Mine is posted here..

http://www.dropzone.com/...nt;postatt_id=36953;

The Digital Rebel is replaced with a 20D now.. but other than that it's the same setup.


(This post was edited by vdschoor on Apr 5, 2006, 8:55 PM)


videointhesky  (D 13723)

Apr 5, 2006, 9:27 PM
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Very clean looking Helmet set up


BlueSBDeath  (D 10160)

Apr 5, 2006, 11:29 PM
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Here is my FF2 with flash, Dig Reb, PC-330.

I have a RAWA in the mail to me Smile

MUST HAVE MORE TOYS Crazy

Stay Safe,

Arvel
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velocityphoto  (D 18988)

Apr 6, 2006, 2:13 AM
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I'd like to see some more detailed photo's of this flash on its side ? And how does the angle work ,since its oposite the still angle?


stratostar  (Student)

Apr 6, 2006, 4:11 AM
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I would like to see a better shot of your setup with that pc cam on the side if that is how your still set up. Can't see it every good in that small photo of you.

And I can't get video-in-the-skys page to open up for 9 hours now?
I would like to see some flash set ups as well, I'm resetting up my system and have a flash now too.

~


vdschoor  (D 27300)

Apr 6, 2006, 9:49 AM
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I'd like to see some more detailed photo's of this flash on its side ? And how does the angle work ,since its oposite the still angle?

Let me know which kind of photos you want of this.. more of the setup, or more of the photos taken with it?

The angle of the flash has worked fine for me, it hasn't been a problem.


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AHoyThere  (D 12622)

Apr 6, 2006, 10:01 AM
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Here are pics of mine as it was last year.

Right now I'm in the process of re-mounting everything. I'm going to try to put the (new/not pictured) 30D on the right and the (new/not pictured) pc-1000 on the left. Just trying to find time to work on it.

I don't jump with the flash everytime. You will see a stroboframe on the back that I used to set up the flash attach point. That did two things for me. Allowed a quick(?) attach point and also a platform off set to the left where I needed it.

I have a second flash and can mount it to this rig. It works on the ground but I haven't jumped it yet with two flashes at the same time.
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velocityphoto  (D 18988)

Apr 6, 2006, 12:53 PM
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Nice shot on the pac 750 .I used that for my bus card ,when i get home i'll send ya my card so you can droul over my work .. LOL! :)
I want to see how you have the flash mounted ,is it on a quick release, is there a foam pad under it with a fastex strap on it ?


vdschoor  (D 27300)

Apr 6, 2006, 1:58 PM
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In reply to:
Nice shot on the pac 750 .I used that for my bus card ,when i get home i'll send ya my card so you can droul over my work .. LOL! :)
You used a picture of me hanging on the PAC on your business card? Crazy that's weird dude.. ha ha!!

I know what you mean though, that plane is one hell of a good looking plane in photos!!

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I want to see how you have the flash mounted ,is it on a quick release, is there a foam pad under it with a fastex strap on it ?

I have a special mount for the flash.. I'll post some pics of it tomorrow.


velocityphoto  (D 18988)

Apr 6, 2006, 5:47 PM
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How's this for my card vdschoor? I set this up at the convention ,had ed dickenson take it for me. The shot i took of ed floating on front made parachutist.


(This post was edited by velocityphoto on Apr 6, 2006, 5:50 PM)
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velocityphoto  (D 18988)

Apr 6, 2006, 5:56 PM
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I'll have to take some good pics of my camera helmet for you ,maybe tomorrow i can get em on here . stratostar


ltdiver  (D 20506)

Apr 6, 2006, 6:29 PM
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Mardi Gras Flash Set-Up Cool

ltdiver


stratostar  (Student)

Apr 6, 2006, 6:36 PM
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Thanks, nice card BTW.

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AndyMan  (D 25698)

Apr 7, 2006, 5:48 AM
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How do the IR transmitters on the flashes work?

I understand they've got IR transmitters to help with focussing in very low light. Are these transmitters obstructed when the flash is lieing flat on the helmet?

Is there any advantage to have the flash "standing up" ?

_Am


Zee  (D 18608)

Apr 7, 2006, 8:45 AM
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The Auto-Focus Illumination works by transmitting a set grid pattern on the subject that it can use to focus on in low light situations. And yes, if you lay the flash down flat on the IR transmitter it will block the signal and the Auto-Focus Illumination won't work.

As for mounting the flash "standing up" or flat - My flash automatically switches to Bounce Flash mode when you lift the bulb from the body of the flash i.e laying it flat on the helmet - in that mode High Speed Synch on the camera no longer works and that drops the highest shutter speed down to 1/200 of a second. On the other hand, if I leave the flash standing up the High Speed Synch works and I can use shutter speeds up to 1/8000 or 1/4000 depending up the camera I'm using at the time.

Hope it helps,
Z


velocityphoto  (D 18988)

Apr 7, 2006, 2:25 PM
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Here are a few pics of the side mounted one you asked about stratostar.Hope this helps with any questions .
This is my workhorse helmet.
I have another new ftp also ,but i just never got comfy in it like i have been in this one .This one feels like part of me .I asked sherry at bonehead about some old lining material for my new one but she says they can't get any like the old stuff now days.My new one i can't seem to get it to bake solid like this one. I'm haveing some trouble sizing them to post on here ,so i'll try to pm them to you . I couldn't get them to you that way either ,help me out with an e-mail address that will accept the files ?
Lonnie


(This post was edited by velocityphoto on Apr 7, 2006, 2:30 PM)


base935  (D License)

Apr 7, 2006, 3:06 PM
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What are the options for finding a flash that is separate from the battery pack? I have been looking for a flash setup for lower light jumps, but don't want to have a large-mesh, vented canopy opening wearing a side PC9, top Rebel XT, and a flash/battery on top too.


Bazair2air  (C 27186)

Apr 7, 2006, 3:57 PM
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Hi Z,

When you lay your flash down, it goes to bounce mode? Does this only happen with the Nikon models? I havent heard the Canon owners mentioning this.

Have Fun!
Baz


stratostar  (Student)

Apr 7, 2006, 4:29 PM
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PM sent,thanks.

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Zee  (D 18608)

Apr 7, 2006, 6:03 PM
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I don't use Canon cameras but from the documentation I've been able to find on Canon (and from several Canon setups that I've seen in the past) they are limited to the x-synch speed of the camera - which on the 30D is 1/250 of a second.

The one way I know you can get around that on Canon is to use an FP (Focal Plane) flash unit - and FP flash units have a Bounce Lock when the bulb is raised above 0 degrees from the body.

Perhaps someone who uses Canon can give you more info....

Peace,
Z


(This post was edited by Zee on Apr 7, 2006, 8:25 PM)


velocityphoto  (D 18988)

Apr 13, 2006, 8:12 PM
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vdschoor i'm waiting to see some detailed pictures of your flash setup ? Hope you can help me out here........
Thanks Lonnie


vdschoor  (D 27300)

Apr 14, 2006, 12:38 AM
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Lonnie,

Sorry about the delay, it's been a bit crazy the last couple of weeks.

Here you go.
Let me know if you want more photos..

The flash, together with the off camera shoe cord goes in the bracket, and that mounts on the helmet using a stroboframe.


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