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Old August 15th, 2007, 12:50 AM   #1
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I am looking for an adapter that converts a regular mic stand threaded post to a regular lightstand post. Anyone know where I can find that?

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Old August 15th, 2007, 12:14 PM   #2
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Old August 15th, 2007, 02:31 PM   #3
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you could weld a 1/4" X 20 bolt ( tripod thread ) to a 5/8" X 27 nut ( mic thread )

or you could use one of these... http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...uble_Stud.html

I must have 10 of these and they come in very handy for all sorts of sit's
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Old August 16th, 2007, 01:20 AM   #4
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One of these

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...e_to_5_8_.html

and one of these

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation

Done... Steve

Oh, if your mic stand is ALREADY a 3/8 thread, forget the first one...

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Old August 28th, 2007, 01:55 AM   #5
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I make them. piece of 5/8" steel rod. picked up a 5/8-27 die to cut the one end as the mic thread and put a 1/4-20 threaded hole into the other. got fancy and milled two opposite sides flat to you can grab it with a wrench or pliers if it gets overtightend. they can be found sometimes, but not often. can usually make one in 10-15 minutes.
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Old August 28th, 2007, 02:19 PM   #6
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Steve, I think your way would be the opposite of what the OP wanted - I believe he needed a 5/8 female thread to fit a mic stand, converted to a 5/8 "baby" stud for light mounting.

Where'd you find a 5/8-27 die? Might come in handy... Steve
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Old August 28th, 2007, 02:30 PM   #7
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Steve, I think your way would be the opposite of what the OP wanted - I believe he needed a 5/8 female thread to fit a mic stand, converted to a 5/8 "baby" stud for light mounting.

Where'd you find a 5/8-27 die? Might come in handy... Steve
I picked the die up in a machine tool / industrial supply place that was local to me. I highly reccomend getting stuff in these places because they are almost always cheaper then the consumer outlets, and you get better quality. you won't find it in your local home depot or hardware store. ebay is another great source for stuff like this if you don't have one thats local. so to put a light onto a mic stand.... not one I'd do, but it could be done by starting with a 3/4 or 7/8 rod, drill and tap 5/8-27, then turn down the upper 1/2 or 2/3's to 5/8" or 1/2". however, outside of maybe a 150w light or prolight, anything larger is not going to be safe. in fact with the adaptors I have, I'll put a mic onto a small bogen/manfrotto light stand thats got a 1/4-20 on the top because its much lighter then carrying a metal base light stand around.
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Old August 28th, 2007, 02:43 PM   #8
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Where'd you find a 5/8-27 die? Might come in handy... Steve
McMaster-Carr
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Part Number: 26005A149
Tap (Taper, plug and bottom available)
Part Number: 2595A312

http://www.mcmaster.com/

Not cheap but useful...

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Old August 28th, 2007, 06:06 PM   #9
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I agree I'd not try to put lights on a mic stand - maybe a low one with no boom...

Steve, Bill, thanks for source ideas on the tap/die. I'm in industrial automation/control, you'd think I'd have looked in Mcmaster or Grainger's books by now (probably too busy trying to re-invent the wheel :=) Steve
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