A Bracket For The New Vagabond Lithium Extreme? | The VML Bracket

Since the announcement by Paul C. Buff about their new Vagabond Lithium Extreme battery pack, I have received numerous emails asking whether or not I will be designing and bringing to market a mounting system for the new VLE (Vagabond Lithium Extreme).  While the mounting system that comes with the VLE is a step up from their previous plastic clamp on the VML (Vagabond Mini Lithium), it is still mediocre at best and certainly won’t last long with the kind of demand most photographers expect from their gear.

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The Cost Of Quality | The VML Bracket

A few times a week I’m presented with a question concerning the cost of the VML Bracket, and why it’s “so expensive” compared to other possible mounting solutions for the Vagabond Mini Lithium.  While I don’t necessarily feel the need to justify the cost of the VML Bracket, I do think that a further explanation of why it’s priced where it is might help those who are looking at the VML Bracket as the perfect mounting solution for the Vagabond Mini Lithium (which it is) but are concerned with the cost.

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Make Shift Just Won’t Do | The VML Bracket

The problem with the Vagabond Mini Lithium is that there isn’t an adequate way to securely and safely attach the it to a light stand.  If you’ve spent any length of time at all looking for a solution like I have, then you have no doubt run across a multitude of home grown and make shift remedies.  Some of these are quite good in terms of functionality, but can fall short due to the limitations of the VML itself.  While others offer little in the way of aesthetics and versatility, but seem to work well for those photographers who don’t seem to care much about how the solution actually looks just as long as their VML isn’t going to fall off the light stand.  ”Different strokes for different folks”, as the saying goes.

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