Questions about those Alien bees

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Nick Zentena, May 21, 2005.

  1. Nick Zentena

    Nick Zentena Member

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    Like most I've got more tripods then light stands [zero light stands] could those killer bees be mounted to a tripod?

    Any body ever order a bee from Canada?
     
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    They are made to fit the standard 5/8" light stands, but you could use something like the Matthews Super Mafer Clamp to attach it to a tripod. That won't give you the height of a lightstand, however.
     
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    Thanks. Well I guess it's better to buy a stand.
     
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    Nick, I own 3 Bees and I bought light stands to go with them from AB. I bought two heavy duty and one regular stand. One of my heavy duty stands fell apart after I used it for the first time. It literally fell into pieces as I was packing it up (in front of a client no less, very embarassing). So I went out and bought a bunch of Bogen lightstands.

    I called AB and told them about the stand problem. They said to toss it and sent me a replacement a few days later, no questions asked.

    The AB stands are made in China (which as you know is not necessarily a bad thing) but don't seem to be up to their usual manufacturing standards.
     
  5. Nick Zentena

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    I was just hoping to put the extra tripods I have to use and avoid light stands.
     
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    Gee, that's easy, Nick. Buy more cameras! :D
     
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    No No No-) No more cameras for me. Well unless I decide to not get the Pentax fixed then I'll need a replacement.