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Heiland 3 cell flashgun, attchment to Crown Graphic 4x5

 
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primus96



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:26 am    Post subject: Heiland 3 cell flashgun, attchment to Crown Graphic 4x5 Reply with quote

I have managed to prevent the sci-fi lot getting this gun. I have had to bid for another 92 cell) example to get the 7" dish reflector.
I have some sample bulbs from Meggaflash and some NOS #5 bulbs, for which I have the add-on head. I even got the plate for the side of the camera.
About the plate:
Was it usual to get a bolt and attach it to the extra tripod socket on the side?
I do have the QD attachments on the body of the gun.
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Les



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Press photographers did anything they wanted to their cameras to make it easier to "get the shot", and while I've never seen a Speed with the Heiland braket attached to the tripod socket on the handle side, I can't say it was never done.

Most of the time, if they had a second flash on the handle side, it was permanently mounted.

But I like your way, it's detachable and you haven't changed the camera at all. The only difficulty would be keeping the mount from rotating/unwinding.

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primus96



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:23 pm    Post subject: RE: 3 cell Heiland flashgun attachment Reply with quote

I wondered if the attachment was screwed into the tripod socket on the RH side of the bod. If not the body would have to be drilled.
I can remove the upper attachment for the hand strap, and with the bolt in the tripod socket the bracket then will not rotate.
I hope that way works.
I am sort of the official 7" dish reflector, but could use a pie plate if I had to.
I am itching to make like I was a journo and light off one of those PF300's!
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primus96



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:39 am    Post subject: Re: Heiland 3 cell flashgun Reply with quote

I got a 6" reflector off a 2 cell gun, it's the best I can do for now.
I am officially armed & dangerous!

Take a look here:
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h25/Primus96/Photography/102_0264.jpg

The image of the 4x5 Graphic is so strong people still assume you are a photojournalist.

Should I buy a suit & fedora for when I go out to a event with the camera?
I'll be dammed if I am going to stick a cigar in my mouth though!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:17 am    Post subject: Re:heiland Flashgun Reply with quote

The flashgun is fine.
The only sync cord I had is knackered, there's a a open circuit somewhere along the centre conductor.
For the moment i'll have to do open flash and get two new cords from Paramount when I get paid.
I need one with the female bi-post connection & the other a male 3mm co-ax.
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