Category: Studio Gear
In the center of the tripods adjustable center column is a 3/8″ thread bolt that accepts most major brands of ball or pan head mounts. If you remove the hook from the bottom of the center column you will also find another 3/8″ mount there. This can be a quick way of hanging your camera from the bottom of the tripod for that close up macro, if you don’t want to pull the center column and reverse it. There is also a bubble level incorporated into the Top of the legs. I would pretty much ignore that. It is not accurate in the slightest, and I am not the first to make this statement. Just pick your self up a level to mount on the hot shoe, or carry a small level and level the ball head.
In this section of the User Guide we will get you up and running fast, so that you can enjoy your new unit. I will just pass over the basic function without too much detail.
Hopefully you received your new lights OK, and you have now set them up on your tripod and are ready to take some amazing photos.If your not familiar with photographic strobes, there are going to be some confusing aspects that you will need to get cleared up in your head before we go to far. Labeling on many devices leaves something to be desired. Here I will explain what it should say on each control.
If you have ever wanted to add some lighting effects to an image, such as hair accents, but your full size strobes are just a bit too much. Or you want to add a nice wash effect to your back drop, then the Cowboy Studio S45 Strobe may just be the answer to your prayers. Add the AC swivel light socket and you have a small compact strobe that you can enhance your photos with for around $35.