I've been trying to do some research on the different types of flash/umbrella adapters that attach to a light stand or tripod. The problem constantly popping out is: I have a tripod that has a screw like this one (Link) and is it to my understanding that standard low-budget adapters that allow a flash mount (plastic element that simulates a hotshoe) and an umbrella attachment (a hole with a tightening screw), example (Link) use a different system that needs a pike-like protuberance on the light stand to be tightened on. My tripod uses a screw thread (actually a quick release plate) suitable for cameras (and I can, I asume, attach my in-delivery 430EX using the stand (it should have a screw thread))and is therefore not suitable for such adapters, am I right? I have to buy a standard light stand like this one (Link), correct? I'm realizing that a tripod uses a different 'head' than a light stand and such adapters are useless on the former. I don't want to spend a fortune by buying a light stand, and adapter and an umbrella individually. Could you advise me as to where to buy such equipment at low prices (I'm an amateur and pro equipment is out of reach)? Possibly in the European union (not a must). I'm turning to your knowledge since my internet searches haven't brought me any useful information. Hope you can help me out. Thanks!