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    Re: Please recommend a flash bulb holder

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Crisp View Post
    I use a single garage door opener battery in my tilt-a-mites. It is just slightly short of the contacts. Rather than bend the contacts, fold a penny over and put it in there and you're good for years.
    Jac@stafford.net is right, Ikoblitz. I use a garage door opener battery in it. I carved a wooden holder for the shorter battery and while I did a fairly good job... there was one occasion where the battery fell out of position and my shot was a dud. But the garage door battery is a good trick.

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    Re: Please recommend a flash bulb holder

    Thanks guys. I'll look around for a Tilt-a-Mite. There are a lot on ebay, but the weird Global Shipping Program means shipping is three times the cost of the flash...

    25s are the big blue bulbs, right?

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    Re: Please recommend a flash bulb holder

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Meisburger View Post
    Thanks guys. I'll look around for a Tilt-a-Mite. There are a lot on ebay, but the weird Global Shipping Program means shipping is three times the cost of the flash...

    25s are the big blue bulbs, right?
    Not big, about medium egg size. First turn off your speakers, make sure nobody is near that doesn't like women in swim suits and click this website which has tons of really good flash bulb info.

    http://www.flashbulbs.com/index.shtml

    He has good data, but I buy bulbs from eBay.

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    Re: Please recommend a flash bulb holder

    Oops! Opened it up with my wife sitting behind me.... She did have comments, but I insisted I was only looking at the bulbs!

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    Re: Please recommend a flash bulb holder

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Meisburger View Post
    Thanks guys. I'll look around for a Tilt-a-Mite. There are a lot on ebay, but the weird Global Shipping Program means shipping is three times the cost of the flash...

    25s are the big blue bulbs, right?
    An inch or ~25mm in diameter, hence the name '25'.

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    Re: Please recommend a flash bulb holder

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Meisburger View Post
    Oops! Opened it up with my wife sitting behind me.... She did have comments, but I insisted I was only looking at the bulbs!

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    Re: Please recommend a flash bulb holder

    it's simply slightly wanting the contacts. instead of bend the contacts, fold a penny over and place it in there and you are sensible for long times.

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