How to use the Alpha Flashes with Photoflex LiteDome XS

Take a step further with your Alpha strobes and use them with some of the common tools in the photography scene.  I’m personally using the Alpha strobes with the Photoflex LiteDome XS for my on-location mobile studio assignments at MOBISTUDIOS.  Where speed and space is limited – the Alpha flashes gets into the front line.  Here is the  short write-up on how I personally use the Alpha Flashes + Photoflex LiteDome XS.  For a start, here’s a list of items that I use for each head setup:

  • Lite Dome XS by Photoflex (Kit) – one set per flash head
  • Flash Stand that comes with the alpha flash heads
  • Mini Ball-head – I personally use a bunch of Giottos MH-1003
  • Light stand for off camera (Typically utilizing wireless flashing)
  • A couple of add-on items – e.g. 1/4 Inch Screw Knob (Those used on Flash Brackets. + 5~8mm thick washer what fits 1/4 Inch screws (you will see why i need them in the article)

One great thing about the Litedome XS Kit is in the size and its flexibility for your own configuration.  I can have the setup pre-assembled for quick deployment.  Coupling the strength of this diffusers and the strength of the Alpha wireless flash, its a great professional tool for you to consider.

1.  The LiteDome XS Kit (Standard)

The Standard LiteDome XS kit comes with the following items:

Items Check:

  1. LiteDome XS
  2. Back Cover
  3. Mounting Ring
  4. Main Holder (Consist of Vertical Adjust Knob, Standard ISO flash shoe clamp with horizontal position adjust, main knob to secure to Mounting ring)
  5. 04 x Frame Spokes for the LiteDome XS

I will not go through the actual assembly procedure of the LiteDome itself as the documentation is available at Photoflex website.

Next: LiteDome XS – Different Setup Possibilities I

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  1. jesus palanca
    June 9, 2010 at 12:05 am

    hello, where can i buy hte litedome system?

    • alphastrobist
      June 9, 2010 at 9:32 am

      Hi Jesus,

      I think the Litedome is available in many countries as there are quite a large number of distributors world-wide. Where are you located – which country?

      Regards,
      Sulhan

  2. jesus palanca
    June 12, 2010 at 2:03 am

    sulhan

    im currently living in doha, qatar right now and getting accesories here is not that easy… i do have a multiblitz strobe but no battery pack. i would love to try using flash guns because its very handy when doing outdoor photoshoot… curentlt using a700 and a900 dslr. sony dslr has always been my choice and as they say its my religion…

    regards,
    jessie

  3. Arturo S. Ramirez
    August 3, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    I’m interested in this product and sent an e-mail to Photoflex because I was concerned it might not work with my Sony HVF-F58AM flash. Photoflex replied with a link to your site.

    You mentioned a – 1/4″ Inch fastening Screw Knob with 1/4″ Inch screw hole at the bottom – usually used on flash brackets – is needed for the setup.

    Where do you get this? I’m in Canada.

    Thanks very much.

    Arturo

    • alphastrobist
      August 3, 2010 at 10:34 pm

      Hi Arturo,

      Thanks Photoflex for referring back to Alphastrobist as we did share this setup with them and they are aware of the setup possibility using the flash stand instead of additional adapter. I’ve checked the web and found this part on ebay as you can see here. We got ours from other source but the part used is similar. Do look round on ebay s there re several suppliers too.
      Do get back to me should there be any problems.

      Regrards,
      Sulhan@Alphastrobist.

  4. Arturo S. Ramirez
    August 4, 2010 at 12:24 am

    Hi Sulhan,

    Thanks very much for a very speedy answer.

    I did some Internet searching before I sent the e-mail and was unsuccessful. Guess I did not enter the appropriate search words.

    Thanks again.

    Arturo

  5. Luke
    July 17, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    can you use this with a trigger ok ? looking into getting this and some pixel ones real soon !? any advice ?

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