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I had a Nikon D90 with and SB910 Speed light. To trigger my flash remotely, I had a Yongnuo remote trigger. I used to have a Ravelli tripod for my camera, but I recently upgraded it to a Vanguard tripod. As you know a remote trigger is really useful when the flash can be mounted on and easy to position anywhere. Now I am trying to recycle my old tripod to mount my flash and trigger it remotely. I am looking to find an adapter that would let mount my Yongnuo remote trigger on which I will mount my flash. Something like Ravelli Tripod head plate -> (an adatper) -> flash. Is there any such thing available?

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You need an adapter with a 1/4 female threaded socket and a "cold shoe" to mount the trigger on.



Hot Shoe Flash Stand Adapter


Cowboystudio Bracket Shoe Adjustable Mount

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Just ordered the ExFoto one, have to see if it fits my needs. Thanks for the help. –  Teja Kantamneni Jul 15 '13 at 1:05
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You'll want a 1/4-20 thread if the tripod doesn't have one, then add a coldshoe, as Michael Clark wrote. For the coldshoe selection, I really like the enlight photo frio. It's not particularly cheap ($10-13) for a little piece of plastic, but it will positively lock the flash in place and since it's made of plastic I can toss it in the camera bag without worry about scratching other things.

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And let's not forget the Frio's greatest virtue: when things get knocked over (and someday they will) the Frio will break before the flash foot does. A more solid shoe might seem like a good idea, but it makes for much more expensive accidents. –  user2719 Jul 15 '13 at 1:32
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If you've got another mounting plate for your tripod, you could use something like this:

Frio ENLFRC1A Hot Shoe Mount for Tripods

I picked one up a while ago, and it works fine with ARCA-type plates.

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