Phottix has announced their Cerberus hotshoe flash adapter which allows hotshoe flash to be used with Elinchrom and Bowens lighting modifiers including softboxes, umbrellas and snoots. Cerberus consists of a universal grip that holds the flash directly in the middle of an adapter ring that can be used to attach existing studio flash accessories from Elinchrom, Bowens and Phottix. This allows users already have studio light modifiers to use them with their hotshoe flash instead of having to buy accessories dedicated to smaller units.
The clamp used is the Phottix Griffin, which has a pair of spring-loaded jaws that close around the head of the flash unit, leaving the hotshoe free for remote triggers. The clamp is attached to a mounting bracket that can be fitted with the adapter ring to suit the mount of the modifiers you want to use. The unit is called Cerberus after the three-headed hound of Hades from Greek mythology because its interchangeable mount can accept modifiers in three different fittings.
The kit comes with a Phottix Varos Pro BG jointed Umbrella Adapter that is used to mount the whole kit on to a lighting stand or tripod. The Phottix Cerberus multi-mount kit, which includes the Bowens and Elinchrom rings, with a suggested retail of $92.50