How To Assemble The Spectrum Pro 10″ Eclipse Ring Light Rail Camera Mount

Welcome to Spectrum Tips
where we go through the best tips, tricks and features
of all Spectrum products. How to mount your camera
to the Spectrum Pro Eclipse 10” Ring Light to the camera rail. So, the first step is:
there’s two plates on the rail system of the Spectrum Pro Eclipse 10”. So, you need to just make sure
it’s the rail system here and plate that has the groove. Remove that from the rail system. When you remove that
from the rail system, make sure that the screw
is not completely loose. It’s actually one half turn away
from being completely tight, which you’ll see why in a minute. So, firstly, mount the plate onto
the back-mounting point of the ring light. You’ll see that because
the actual mounting point is elevated from the rest
of the ring light casing. Get the provided screw and line it up
to the nut that’s on the inside of the mounting plate
and just screw to tighten. It’s best to keep it flush to the bottom
of that mounting plate there so it’s all nice and even. Now, when you go to mount
the actual rails, because you haven’t
tightened the screws completely it will be a tight squeeze. Once that’s in there it’s actually
a lot easier to just tighten to secure the rail without
actually hitting the casing because if it wasn’t completely
or almost tightened, then it will actually hit
the casing as you go to tighten it. That’s all tight now. So, it’s also got
a back plate here that also can control the quick
release plate there for your camera. So, what you need to do is you can position this plate
or slide it along the rail as you need it or as the camera needs
positioning depending on your lens. So, here I’ve got a Canon 5D
with a 50mm lens. You can see the lens is quite short. Now, to mount this, the best or easiest way to do this
would be to slide the rail off and actually mount the plate first. Now, the locking screw on the bottom
of the quick release plate there actually has a small handle,
which is convenient or you can use a Flathead screwdriver to actually tighten that further
if you need to. Slide the rail into position and then you tighten. A little locking nut is there. And you’ve got a handheld ring light
with your camera completely mounted and you’re ready to shoot. There are a few adjustments you can
make to fine-tune the mounting to the Eclipse 10” Ring Light. So, firstly, if you feel that the lens
is too close to the bottom there, you can actually slide
the rail up by unlocking that locking nut and sliding it up the
mounting bracket to position the ring light. More sensor to the lens there.
That lines up. Now, in terms of the actual
positioning of the camera and how close it is
to the actual ring light casing. If you are using
batteries for example, you can slide this railing,
the back rail out. Just slide the camera backwards… …and reposition depending
on how your hand grip sits… …to have a position like that. And this way, it has enough clearance
for you to hold your camera and also the ring light without hitting
the batteries that are mounted. Now, when you go to actually shoot
you won’t actually see these sides here of the centre of the ring light. It just really depends
on what sort of lens you’ll be using. Now lastly, there
are mounting points on the bottom here
of the plate which is 1/4” threads so that can mount directly to
a light stand or a camera tripod depending on if it has
the 1/4″ screw thread. All of the Spectrum
lighting products can be used to create a
professional lighting setup to be used in studio or on location. In this scenario here
we have two side panels which are the Crystal Luxe 9” lights as well as the Eclipse
Spectrum Pro 10” Ring Light. So here, you can see that the lights are
actually battery-operated as well as the Eclipse
and also the other side light there. So, that means you can use
these lights on location or moving around when you don’t have power available.

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