Personal Gear Guru – Cesar

This question was sent to me via our free Personal Gear Guru service by Cesar B., asking about rigging a Nikon SB-900 flash using the included plastic stand. 



What size of a hex stud for a stand of a Nikon SB-900 flash, please?


Hey Cesar,
If you are looking to mount your flash to a clamp with a hex receiver such as a Convi Clamp, or Super Viser Clamp, and you are using the small plastic stand that comes with your SB-900 flash,, the stud you’d need would be the Camera Hex Stud 1/4″-20M, that would thread into the bottom of the plastic speedlight stand. 
In addition to the the Hex Stud, a lot of people choose the Tilting Umbrella Adapter with KG000912 & KG001112 studs, This gives you the ability to angle your flash and use an umbrella to get a large soft light source from your speedlight, as well as mount it on a light stand.
If you want something a bit stronger then the plastic base, you could always pick up the hot shoe adapter as well, which is all metal, is much stronger, and locks positively around the shoe, whereas the speedlight stand is plastic, and the flash is only pressure fit. 
I hope I answered your question. If I can help you any further, please let me know!
Jason – Your Gear Guru