I made a bracket for the Vagabond Mini. I used a Manfrotto Super Clamp I had laying around, a piece of aluminum angle, a few pieces of aluminum and turned a piece of 5/8 round aluminum and a 1/4-20 set screw. It took me about 40 min. to cut and assemble it. It is very sturdy and the Super Clamp holds great. I use a few pieces of weather stripping to cushion the battery pack against the aluminum assembly. I had to remember to cut out a few packet at the bottom of the angle aluminum to allow air flow to cool the pack to avoid over heating.
I finally received my Vagabond mini and so far I love it. So far every studio light I plugged in to it has work without any problems. I love the small compact size and light weight design. I also purchased a CowboyStudio GODOX Pro Photography Studio Monolight Strobe Photo Flash SpeedLight 300WS Light to use on location and they work great together. The recycle time is the same as if it is plug into the wall socket. It is a good alternative to my Quantum turbo flash. The Vagabond mini is $236 and the Godox is around $100. The only thing I dislike is the light stand clamp that came with the Vagabond mini, it just doesn't hold and it only fits on small light stands.
I recently received an Olympus OMD-EM10 for a few days. It is very similar to my OMD-EM5. So similar that they are hard to tell apart (except for being able to see the name on them). Performance and image quality also appears to be very similar. The biggest advantage of the EM5 is that it is weather sealed and has 5 axis image stabilization. The EM10 only has 3 axis image stabilization, but it does have wifi so you can view and capture the images on your cell phone and use your phone as a remote release. The EM10 is also about $200 cheaper than the EM5.
My Name is Abe Lojero, I am an instructor at Tri Community Photo Center in Covina, CA with over 20 years of experience. i am the recipient of Professional Photographer of Los Angeles County "Image of the year 2011". I am starting this blog to share my experiences and review new gear to help my fellow photographer and student. I hope this information helps you