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Two lights in an Ezybox?
Kevin Kreck, Photographer
Colorado Springs | CO | USA | Posted: 10:27 AM on 12.19.09
->> Anybody using the Lastolite Hotshoe Ezybox? Is it possible to use two speedlights with the box? Thanks for any info.
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Michael Troutman, Photographer
Carmel | CA | USA | Posted: 1:22 PM on 12.19.09
->> Yes, I'm using it and would *really* like to rig up two flashes for faster recycle. Would love to hear a solution, custom or otherwise. Maybe attaching the second flash upside down on top of the first with rubber bands/velcro. I think the fabric opening will stretch wide enough; the problem is the plastic mount for the primary flash. I think a custom mount would be necessary; been meaning to explore this myself and haven't had time (yet).
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Robert Hanashiro, Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | | Posted: 2:13 PM on 12.19.09
->> I am not too familiar with that product, but you might try using a Bogen Justin Clamp if there aren't two "shoes" to mount the speedlights into the box.

Personally, I use the Lightware FourSquare, which gives me the option to mount up to four speedlights into the box.

http://sportsshooteracademy.com/2009/11/18/the-guiding-light-smallball/

http://sportsshooteracademy.com/2009/11/28/the-guiding-light-50mm/

http://rhanashiro.wordpress.com/2009/07/15/foursquare/

http://www.sportsshooter.com/news/2256

http://www.lightwaredirect.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=SFNT&Store_Code=Ligh...
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Kevin Kreck, Photographer
Colorado Springs | CO | USA | Posted: 2:15 PM on 12.19.09
->> Thanks Michael. I'm looking at buying one and know there are plenty of times one light isn't enough. I think Chimera makes a two speedlight mount for their boxes, and there is the FourSquare, which holds more lights than I have. Are you happy with the EzyBox otherwise?
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Kevin Krows, Photographer
Forsyth | IL | USA | Posted: 6:45 PM on 12.19.09
->> They make a dual flash adapter for the Ezybox. Do a search on B&H.
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Michael Troutman, Photographer
Carmel | CA | USA | Posted: 10:25 PM on 12.19.09
->> Love the Ezybox; use it all the time.

Searched B&H but did not find the dual flash adapter (for the Ezybox, anyway)...perhaps someone else can't point us directly to it...
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Kevin Krows, Photographer
Forsyth | IL | USA | Posted: 7:53 AM on 12.20.09
->> http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/629320-REG/Lastolite_LL_LS2414_Ezybox...
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April Tse, Photographer
Mountain View | Ca | | Posted: 11:15 PM on 12.21.09
->> The BH linky in this thread is not a dual head for the ezbox, but instead, an newer version of the single bracket updated just for the sb900 since it wouldn't fit in the old one. The new bracket head has one side for the sb900 and the other side for all the other flashes (sb800, 580ex, etc).

If you want more than one light, the I would recommend the foursquare.

I don't know if you can fit two lights in the opening, but if you can, another option is to contact Kacey Enterprises who made the paint pole adapter (think light on a stick favored by Joe McNally).
http://www.kaceyenterprises.com/?page_id=447

I don't believe Kasey currently has a dual head ezbox mount, but he can probably make one since he has a dual head mount for a beauty dish (beauty dish on a stick!)
http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/548747413_vGZqk-XL.jpg
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Kevin Krows, Photographer
Forsyth | IL | USA | Posted: 6:23 AM on 12.22.09
->> April:

Thanks for the clarification on the bracket. The shoes did look a bit close together.
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Mike Last, Student/Intern, Photographer
Toronto | ON | Canada | Posted: 1:11 PM on 12.22.09
->> I don't have my EzyBox with me right now, but is there not enough space to mount a flash through the lowest part of the opening, then flip another flash upside down and elastic-band or bungee the two heads together?
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Michael Troutman, Photographer
Carmel | CA | USA | Posted: 2:11 PM on 12.22.09
->> Two flashes fit through the fabric but not the plastic bracket/mount thingie. The opening needs to be about a half inch taller in order to "bungee" two flashes together. One could take a hot knife to the plastic, I suppose...would prefer a more elegant solution.
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