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aerialcameraman  (D 27629)

Oct 18, 2012, 5:22 PM
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This may have been done before. But I'm trying to come up with a good way to mount my flag in my helmet. So if you would please post your camera helmet with a flash on it. I jump a flat top pro with both stills and video mounted on top. Thanks


jtiflyer  (D 27430)

Oct 18, 2012, 6:39 PM
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what kind of flash?

I will be mounting a canon 580ex II vertically behind my CX110


gearless_chris  (D 29012)

Oct 18, 2012, 7:03 PM
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Hey Ryan, there's a guy at Skydive Midwest that has an aluminum box for his mounted between his helmet and his quick release for his CX. It raises the CX up a bit higher than the still. Sorry I didn't get a pic of it, but I think I've seen it on here somewhere. Hey Jason, will it cast a shadow mounted back there? I think it will, especially if you're still using the Century lens. My Canon 10-22 lens has a 77mm filter, and it is big enough to make the pop up flash cast a shadow.


PharmerPhil  (D 23899)

Oct 18, 2012, 8:20 PM
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Here are two shots of my current set-up on a SkySystems Wes Pro. Canon DSLR, Sony CX150 or CX100, and Canon 420 Flash with remote flash extender cord. Takes me about a minute to add it to my non-flash set-up.
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aerialcameraman  (D 27629)

Oct 19, 2012, 6:37 AM
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I'm wanting to mount mine like that.virtical behind my camera and video. I have lots if room back there. What did u use under the flash to raise it up so its above the camera. Is the strap to help it stay on and where did u get That


stratostar  (Student)

Oct 19, 2012, 7:11 AM
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Is the strap to help it stay on and where did u get That

Yes & he made it..... for real Ryan, have you ever made anything before? I've known you for a long time now and you always ask some basic and silly questions in regards to setting up a camera helmet and or other camera gear that have been covered to death. Nothing wrong with asking, again but.... This the first camera helmet you've built? A little common sense goes a long way.....

A quick search in the search window yields a thread with many pics posted by a great deal of camera flyers on here.

http://www.dropzone.com/...%20set%20up;#2163900

For real cuz..... Tongue


gearless_chris  (D 29012)

Oct 19, 2012, 8:48 AM
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But does it leave a shadow with it mounted back there? I assume it's mounted with a hot shoe adapter.


gearless_chris  (D 29012)

Oct 19, 2012, 8:49 AM
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No, not everybody can make their own stuff.


aerialcameraman  (D 27629)

Oct 19, 2012, 11:12 AM
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Thanks Chris. Yes I've jumped for a while and have set my helmet up in different ways. I'm just getting ideas on the best way to mount it vertically behind my camera but it has to set up a little off the plate. I would like to mount it that way and not have o worry about it comin off the helmet. Gettin ideas from someone is not silly. They have tested it and I have not. Looking Gina good way is all. I don't have time to make things that's why I ask.


jtiflyer  (D 27430)

Oct 19, 2012, 11:38 AM
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Here are two shots of my current set-up on a SkySystems Wes Pro. Canon DSLR, Sony CX150 or CX100, and Canon 420 Flash with remote flash extender cord. Takes me about a minute to add it to my non-flash set-up.

That is basically how I will have mine set up.

Chris... Not sure I want the flash head pointed directly at the subject. Up angle 1 notch and it should be no problem. No sense in blinding the subject unless the TI deserves it Tongue


gearless_chris  (D 29012)

Oct 19, 2012, 12:30 PM
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You need one of these to mount behind the CX. http://www.amazon.com/Flash-Stand-Adapter-4-inch-Tripod/dp/B005HTZJBY/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1350674553&sr=8-7&keywords=hot+shoe+adapter


jtiflyer  (D 27430)

Oct 19, 2012, 2:56 PM
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You need one of these to mount behind the CX. http://www.amazon.com/Flash-Stand-Adapter-4-inch-Tripod/dp/B005HTZJBY/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1350674553&sr=8-7&keywords=hot+shoe+adapter

how do you mount the cable if its in that mount?


gearless_chris  (D 29012)

Oct 19, 2012, 4:34 PM
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I forgot the cable has a 1/4-20 hole in it already. Oopsie. SmileThat will make it a lot easier, just bolt the cable to the plate and call it a day, unless you want an easy way to pull the cable on and off. My cable will fit into a female hot shoe mount, and has a thumbwheel to tighten it. The bracket I posted would bolt to the helmet, then the cable would slide into that, and tighten down with the thumbwheel.


jtiflyer  (D 27430)

Oct 19, 2012, 5:38 PM
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In reply to:
I forgot the cable has a 1/4-20 hole in it already. Oopsie. SmileThat will make it a lot easier, just bolt the cable to the plate and call it a day, unless you want an easy way to pull the cable on and off. My cable will fit into a female hot shoe mount, and has a thumbwheel to tighten it. The bracket I posted would bolt to the helmet, then the cable would slide into that, and tighten down with the thumbwheel.

sounds perfect I was wondering how I was gonna mount the flash


PharmerPhil  (D 23899)

Oct 20, 2012, 2:54 PM
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But does it leave a shadow with it mounted back there? I assume it's mounted with a hot shoe adapter.

No, I haven't gotten a shadow line, although my flash coverage isn't as wide a my lens. In freefall though, there often isn't anything at the extreme edges of the frame to be lit by flash.

Yes it is mounted with a hot shoe adapter that is bolted to a custom-made quick-release system that matches my camera mounts.


nrobinson

Nov 1, 2012, 5:30 AM
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This is my Flat Top, with the carbon L bracket turned 90degrees, and a canon 220 flash mounted on it. Come in quite handy in the UK! Please excuse the poor quality iPhone picture!
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TheRanchPROshop  (D 21394)

Nov 7, 2012, 6:04 PM
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Here's a link to my facebook page with my Tonfly Shark 4X top fully loaded. Canon T2i w/15mm lens and a CX150 w/.3 Raynox lens and a 380ex Flash. I made the flash bracket my self and have an extra one if you want to buy it.

http://www.facebook.com/...600320377&type=3


gearless_chris  (D 29012)

Nov 7, 2012, 7:12 PM
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That looks pretty simple, and easy to get to all the buttons too.



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