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Apr 07, 2011 15:36 |  #1

i recently received the Lighttools 20/60* eggcrate/grids for my chimera 14x56" stripboxes i also ordered the stretchframes that are also available for them

the stretch frame is actually a rigid frame that is collapsible, they are very easy to assemble since they are all one piece you basically pick it up by a corner

and it assembles it's self and comes with a nice sac to store it, same goes for the grid, it has it's own sack and folds up nicely :D


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Apr 07, 2011 15:36 |  #2

the quickly assembled frame looks like this and the grid is easily attached using the velcro on the frame and grid

this is a great idea, if you have never used a grid you quickly find out how hard they are to remove from a softbox

the frame makes this easy as only the corners and a small strip on each side take over holding the grid to the softbox


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Apr 07, 2011 15:37 |  #3

next up , here is the grid attached to the stripbox, here's where this grid is totally different in design to what we are used to seeing.

this grid has a long thin rectangular shape to it in stead of the traditional square shape, the sqare grids allow light to expand at a predetermined spread equally around the box.

this grid allows light to spread 20* sideways and 60* lengthwise creating a very thin tall light, you will notice the horizontal louvers change diection as they move outward


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here are some samples of the control of the 20/60 grid, these type of grids are also available

in a 30/50 configuration for people that wish to have a shorter and wider spread


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and here they are moved back 7' from the wall, giving me about 8' in height and about 3' in width


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here is a direct comparison of a 30* grid and a 2/60* grid at 4' from the wall


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Apr 07, 2011 16:10 |  #7

and for those of you that do clamshell lighting using a stripbox tthere is a lot of control offered here


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Apr 07, 2011 16:16 as a reply to FJ LOVE's post |  #8

Outstanding, Martin!!! Thanks for showing us these very cool grids.


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Apr 07, 2011 22:41 |  #9

Great post Martin, that grid is pretty darn awesome :)

Note to self: must avoid Martin's LightTools threads rigorously.


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Apr 07, 2011 23:16 as a reply to Lichtwerk's post |  #10

Martin poses a danger to everyone in the Elinchrom thread.

Oh wait, Dennis is going Profoto. Beware Dennis. You're not safe either.


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Apr 07, 2011 23:25 |  #11

haha, thanks guys, i'm pretty happy with this design and just wanted to show you a new design since we are all used to the square grids :D


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Apr 07, 2011 23:47 as a reply to FJ LOVE's post |  #12

I love the design. Very unique and very attractive. I plan on adding some of those grids at some point. :cool:


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TMR Design wrote in post #12180944external link
Martin poses a danger to everyone in the Elinchrom thread.

Oh wait, Dennis is going Profoto. Beware Dennis. You're not safe either.

The good thing about Profoto is that there's just too many things that are plain too expensive, such as the Pro-8. There's not even a choice :)

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I love the design. Very unique and very attractive. I plan on adding some of those grids at some point. :cool:

Definitely.

Martin, can we see a frontal shot of the grid with the softbox in horizontal orientation? Is it rigid enough to stay in position thanks to the frame?


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The good thing about Profoto is that there's just too many things that are plain too expensive, such as the Pro-8. There's not even a choice :)

Definitely.

Martin, can we see a frontal shot of the grid with the softbox in horizontal orientation? Is it rigid enough to stay in position thanks to the frame?

no problem Dennis, did the $5000. profoto striplight scare you :lol:

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com ...36_StripLight_Mediu​m.html (external link)


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no problem Dennis, did the $5000. profoto striplight scare you :lol:

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com ...36_StripLight_Mediu​m.htmlexternal link


Thanks! That's really awesome.
I am gonna have another look at a Creative Light stripbox with grid at my local dealer as he just started stocking CL.
I do really want the Chimera / Lighttools combination, but the CL solution is actually under $200 in total..

I used that StripLight a few weeks back. Greg Heisler is a huge fan of it and it's one of the few lights he owns himself. It's not for me though :)


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