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Canon flash mounting
« on: November 22, 2011, 08:36:27 AM »
Hi,

please tell me what kind of screw fit in to Canon 430exII body?
I mean on the body of the flash there is some screw input, but what kind is it?

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Re: Canon flash mounting
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2011, 10:23:02 AM »
Do you mean the bracket mount?



I don't know what size it is, but you should be able to find a matching screw in the hardware store.
Example of a DIY flash bracket: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrissphotos/3150460472/
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Re: Canon flash mounting
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2011, 10:44:49 AM »
Assuming ferdi is correct and you mean the bracket mounting hole, Canon states, NOTE: The flash bracket mounting hole accepts only the Canon Speedlite Bracket SB-E2, which is not sold in the U.S. 

Note that it's not the tripod-standard 1/4"-20 threading.  Canon doesn't publish the specification for the threading, but since it's for a Eurpoean-market bracket, expect it to be metric. 
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Re: Canon flash mounting
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2011, 11:50:03 AM »
Here you can see the bracket in use with a 580:

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Re: Canon flash mounting
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2011, 06:13:32 PM »
Why would I want the flash to the side like that?

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Re: Canon flash mounting
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2011, 06:40:15 PM »
Because you have a Canon camera, a Canon flash, and a Canon off-camera shoe cord, and that's the only flash bracket Canon makes, and only a Canon flash bracket will do?

Because you love the look of side-cast shadows?

Because you want the flash above the lens in portrait orientation, prefer using the vertical controls on the portrait grip, and happen to be a quadruple-jointed contortionist so that works for you?

See? Three great reasons right there...  :P
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Re: Canon flash mounting
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2011, 06:57:56 PM »
Note that it's not the tripod-standard 1/4"-20 threading.  Canon doesn't publish the specification for the threading, but since it's for a Eurpoean-market bracket, expect it to be metric.
I've just measured and it looks like an M6 x 0.5mm thread. A standard M6 screw has a 1mm pitch, doing a quick Google it looks like M6 x 0.5mm is a fairly hard to come by but dies are available in that size.

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Re: Canon flash mounting
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2011, 07:50:55 PM »
Because you have a Canon camera, a Canon flash, and a Canon off-camera shoe cord, and that's the only flash bracket Canon makes, and only a Canon flash bracket will do?

Because you love the look of side-cast shadows?

Because you want the flash above the lens in portrait orientation, prefer using the vertical controls on the portrait grip, and happen to be a quadruple-jointed contortionist so that works for you?

See? Three great reasons right there...  :P

Be honest, what are you really trying to say?   :P

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Re: Canon flash mounting
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2011, 08:07:46 PM »
Because you have a Canon camera, a Canon flash, and a Canon off-camera shoe cord, and that's the only flash bracket Canon makes, and only a Canon flash bracket will do?

Because you love the look of side-cast shadows?

Because you want the flash above the lens in portrait orientation, prefer using the vertical controls on the portrait grip, and happen to be a quadruple-jointed contortionist so that works for you?

See? Three great reasons right there...  :P
Hahaha, well that clears that up :D

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Re: Canon flash mounting
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2011, 09:30:19 AM »
Why would I want the flash to the side like that?
A proper bracket reduces flash shadow and chance on red-eye even more.
If I'd ever get one it would be one that can rotate, like this one:
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Re: Canon flash mounting
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2011, 11:59:13 AM »
I use a proper flash bracket. That Canon thing is not a proper flash bracket.

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Re: Canon flash mounting
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2011, 01:08:12 AM »
I've just measured and it looks like an M6 x 0.5mm thread. A standard M6 screw has a 1mm pitch, doing a quick Google it looks like M6 x 0.5mm is a fairly hard to come by but dies are available in that size.
Or just get a standard tap-and-die set, and tap it yourself to an M7 or M8 standard screw (or a 1/4" tripod mount screw).

Not sure what the canon-brand off-camera-cord is like, i've got a YongNuo OC-E3 10m cord, on the bit that connects to the flash there's a 1/4" thread underneath that, and that goes currently on my gorillapod, although can just as easily go on a regular flash-bracket-with-1/4"-thread.
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Re: Canon flash mounting
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2011, 01:46:36 AM »
I remember as a kid, the guy/girl who took your photo in a fancy restaurant, always had a camera with a flash on the side.  The bracket and flash made a handle.

Later I learned to bounce the flash of the ceiling.  But somehow that flash on the side thing still sort of looks "pro".

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« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2011, 10:25:28 AM »
But somehow that flash on the side thing still sort of looks "pro".

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