flashbracket for Hasselblad 501cm

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  1. Quinten

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    how to flash(bracket) with Hasselblad 501cm

    Since my only flash experiance is with easy nikons and a master slave system I am a bit in the dark now I am planning to use my 501cm for flash work as well.

    There is no easy flash shoe on top of the camera like with the nikons. So I read I need a flashbracket and I saw some very bulky ones with a big handle next to the camera. Is this the only option?

    And can I use most regualir light equipment with it? I used to borrow it but I am about to buy some for myselves. After I start with one light for mainly fill purposes from the side I want to be able to use more lights with the camera later.

    any suggestions are greatly appreciated, cheers!
    Quinten
     
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    You can buy the very expensive Hasselblad flash bracket that includes a shutter release as well but I am sure you can also find third party ones.
    I use a "no-name" bracket that is metallic with black plastic grip which matches the style of the Hassy well. The only trouble with it, is that its not that sturdy when holding the camera with one hand with the bracket and winding with the other.
     
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    The stroboframe is quite solid, but if you want something very light or cheap there is a flash bracket that clips onto a lens hood and one that slides onto the rail on the lhs of the camera.

    Do a search on ebay for hasselblad flash to see the options you have.

    You should consider the position of the flash v the camera, as a lot of people prefer to mount the flash above the lens and not to the side.
     
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    Oops my english got me here. I changed the title since I thought you need a flashBRACKET to be able to use flash. But now it seems that is not the case for external flash units. I am planning to buy a flash unit to use away from the camera, it seems I need something else than a bracket. (when not using master-slave setups, but triggering the flash unit directly)

    I am sorry for the confusion I created... I should take some english courses instead of being bussy with photography.

    cheers,
    Quinten
     
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    Sounds like you need a simple PC cord. They go from your camera to the flash controller, usually with a studio strobe unit they go to the power pack, but on small units like the ones commonly used on camer, they go right to the flash. Most likely you need a standard PC on the camera end and the flash end will depend on the equipment you have or get.
     
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    To change the thread title, go to your original post, click edit, and change it there. I am pretty sure that it works.

    The device you linked to is needed to connect a Metz flash that uses the TTL flash metering system of the camera. Studio setups generally don't do that, just smaller on camera type flash units that you might take a short distance off camera.

    What kind of flash system are you using or planning on using? It would help to know more information about your situation.

    Paul.
     
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    Quinten,
    What is it you actually want to do?
    Trip a remote studio flash or mount a portable flash on or at the camera? The the adapter you had a link to allows the use of Metz flash units in an auto mode.
     
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    Yes the "bracket" in the title is really unlucky, I am talking about a remote flash. I created so much confushion that I wonder wheter I should create a new threat with a correct title...
     
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    My question is what kind of remote flash? You can use a studio strobe system (here is an example) or you can use on camera flash units connected to your camera with a cord (here )

    By the way, Metz does not list your camera model with their TTL flash units. Does anyone know if the 501cm supports TTL flash anyway? If not, the item you linked to from Hasselblad is wrong for your camera.
     
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    Since the threat title is rather confusing and it being impossible to change the threat title I opened a new threat on this. I hope this is no problem... http://www.apug.org/forums/showthread.php?p=188946#post188946
    My appologies for the confusion...



    The 501cm doesn't have a in camera meter so it's problably not going to work with the item hasselblad has on it's 500 system site..

    And I am talking about studio strobes... sorry I am not on my clearest.

    cheers,
    Quinten