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affordable adapter for 5/8" light stands

Discussion in 'Accessories / Connections' started by recordista, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. recordista

    recordista Active Member

    :cool: I recently purchased four of these from LSC in Los Angeles and am very happy with both the construction and the price ($14.95 retail.) I am told that Coffey Sound also carries them.

    Courtney Goodin (aka Goodsound) makes them and says:

    They are turned from a single piece of 70/75 high-Grade Aircraft aluminum and black hard-Anodized. Thumbscrew is Steel with press-fit Plastic knob. I've been making and using these for about 20 years and never had one fail. They can support more than 100 lbs on the post.
     
  2. FifthCircle

    FifthCircle Well-Known Member

    Kurt-

    What do that adapt from? It is hard to see inside it.... Is it that "knob" on the top of many light stnads?

    I've purchased some pretty cool adapters from photo supply shops to adapt photo light stands to a 3/8" Euro thread. Manfrotto 3102 is the part number. They are of a similar price, but larger in size.

    --Ben
     
  3. John Stafford

    John Stafford Well-Known Member

    What is the standard width for a lighting stand thread?
    John
     
  4. recordista

    recordista Active Member

    Yes, the 5/8" spigot.


    Precisely what this does.


    Same street price, yes. Advantage: mounts at 0º or 90º to the stand. Disadvantages: steel (adds weight, can strip threads on your 3/8" female bits) and extra length.
     
  5. recordista

    recordista Active Member

    It's not a thread, it's a 5/8" OD male slug of sorts, typically machined with a slightly recessed area all the way around and also a flat for the screw to grip.
     
  6. Midlandmorgan

    Midlandmorgan Active Member

    That company on the internet? I've been looking for something like this for a while...
     
  7. recordista

    recordista Active Member

    What company?
     
  8. Midlandmorgan

    Midlandmorgan Active Member

    Kurt...the companies you mentioned that carry the item under discussion...

    Never mind...I guess I can look them myself, but I thought maybe you had a handy link.
     
  9. MasonMedia

    MasonMedia Guest

    I found the Bogen/Manfroto version at Freestyle's store in Hollywood.
    They are available through their website, too.

    http://www.freestylephoto.biz/sc_prod.php?cat_id=2604&pid=3906

    Peter.
     
  10. jazzbutcher

    jazzbutcher Guest

    Stand adapters

    Here are some guys who sell those adapters (and lots of other useful goodies too):

    http://www.micsupply.com/standaccessories.htm

    I think their price is $17 and the ones I got from them were certainly heavy duty. Not the cheapest price, however.

    Based on recomendations from folks here, I recently bought a few Bogen/Manfrotto light stands from my local camera shop and used them for a few classical gigs - I was glad to have also picked up a few little sandbags too...you are right, people feel compelled to lean on these stands as if they were telephone poles or something....sandbags and gaffer tape saved my rear-end!!!

    -dave
     

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