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    Hi Guys

    Have been watching Peter Gregg video and found that the rubber band is very good. Anyone know where in Singapore got sell that type of rubber band? Or anyone had bought from him online?

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    Any links?

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    can i suggest extra heavy duty gym & pilates exercise band + those plastic strap adjustments (dunno exact name) found on backpacks? DIY cut to width.

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    Beach Road army market alot of black rubberband. Or you can use black hairband that girls used. Good and cheap.

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    bicycle inner tube, can try beach road market
    you can also buy velcro there

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    bicycle inner tube, can try beach road market
    you can also buy velcro there
    try silicon wristbands...
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    beach market got sell those fat type? I thougt rubber band is those thin type..

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    those bicycle inner tube are too small for flash heads. some motorcycles use fatter tyres if u buy 1 pair of those, u can start MO liao.

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    daiso oso gt sell those velcro like bands but juz no velcro...i had to diy my velcro juz did it yesterday...and i made a new kind of ABBC which bounce more light forward but i guess most of you guys would have thought of it already
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    Think hardware shop got sell.

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    The only issue with using tyre made rubber bands is that the bands are not uniform edge-to-edge (since the tyre is cylindrical). Sometimes they anyhow cut making the problem worse :P

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    Instead of rubber bands, you can have a look at the HonlPhoto Speed Strap. IMO much easier to use as there is no need to exert so much force to mount any flash modifiers

    http://www.honlphoto.com/servlet/the...e-flash/Detail

    Can DIY yourself by cutting a length of old nylon bag strap enough to wrap around your flash head, superglue a long piece of fuzzy velcro onto one side and a short piece of spiky velcro o the other side of the strap.

    This idea was obtained from the Strobist blog
    http://strobist.blogspot.com/2008/07...ed-straps.html

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    actually, if you got frens in the army, just ask them to buy from the mama shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darrrrrrrrrr View Post
    Instead of rubber bands, you can have a look at the HonlPhoto Speed Strap. IMO much easier to use as there is no need to exert so much force to mount any flash modifiers

    http://www.honlphoto.com/servlet/the...e-flash/Detail

    Can DIY yourself by cutting a length of old nylon bag strap enough to wrap around your flash head, superglue a long piece of fuzzy velcro onto one side and a short piece of spiky velcro o the other side of the strap.

    This idea was obtained from the Strobist blog
    http://strobist.blogspot.com/2008/07...ed-straps.html
    but it wont be that tight right? May drop off easily?

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    There were suggestions to apply silicone onto the inner side to make it more grippy.

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    anyone wants to do a MO for the HonlPhoto products??
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    Anyway for big black rubber band maybe can buy some black elastic and sew to make a band. So far haven't seen any for sale..

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    like that wont damage the flash? Though that rubber band will be better and not pasting anything onto the flash and its easy to remove and put on.

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    I don't have anything pasted onto my flash head.

    Have a small army rubber band on the flash head for better grip (cannot stretch much further so it's very hard to fix on a bounce card with it). Then I wind my DIY speed strap round the rubber banded area. For my ABBC (which has velcro on it) I can just stick it onto the fuzzy velcro of the speed strap.

    For makeshift bounce cards like a piece of paper with no velcro I can use the speed strap to secure it like the Peter Gregg rubber band.

    So it's quite versatile I guess. Hope my explanation is clear

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