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Creative Light Stripbox, grids availability

 
riffster
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Nov 02, 2012 08:30 |  #1

I just picked up another 1x4 CL stripbox, the last one in stock from B&H. There seems to be some kind of shortage though with the grids. Everyone seems to have the 1x3's but not the 1x4's. B&H has the the 1x4 grids listed as 'discontinued'. Anyone have any ideas or other compatible grids?


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Nov 02, 2012 09:15 |  #2

I had a problem a few months ago regarding the quality of Creative Light grids. Had to return an Octa that had missing snaps for the inner diffuser. Ordered 1x4 strip lights with grids, and had a problem with the first grids. The quality of their grids was a hit or miss deal. I like the quality of the modifiers, but the grids were another story.

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Nov 02, 2012 09:50 as a reply to 110yd's post |  #3

Hey thanks. The grid that I have for the 1x4 that I already have seems to be working fine. But it looks like there might have been some issues with other ones, hence the 'discontinued' notice from B&H maybe. Yeah I really like these boxes too but I now just need to find a compatible 1x4 grid or DIY something.


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Nov 19, 2012 11:00 |  #4

Ok I'm stumped. I cannot find any 12x48 grid anywhere with the exception of a Profoto one for an amazing 291.00. Grids, the biggest ripoff going that everyone needs.


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Nov 30, 2012 10:48 |  #5

bad news for you sir, Creative Light is shutting down production. I suspected this, because they have many items discontinued at BH. Also Profoto has "new" speedrings, like the Profoto brand speedring for Canon/Nikon flashes, which are identical to my CL version. Maybe these new and lower priced Profoto "RFi" softboxes are bascially CL softboxes with the Profoto brand.

I just called BH and after consulting with their CL buyer he confirmed they are shutting down production. I suspected that Profoto was behind the CL brand the whole time and someone at BH told me yes, "Profoto is one of the companies involved".




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Nov 30, 2012 12:18 as a reply to mhodges's post |  #6

Hey thanks for that. Yeah just yesterday I noticed that BH's listing for CL's octaboxes are labeled as 'discontinued' as well. I saw it coming but didn't want to believe it. I got BH's very last 1x4 box. So that's the end of Creative Light... bummer, I liked their stuff. Not sure why this happened. I'll have to check out Profoto's RFi line like you mentioned, hopefully there's some compatibility.


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Nov 30, 2012 12:24 |  #7

mhodges, this might be my closest solution.

http://www.profoto.com ...ds/softgrid-50deg-rfi-1x4external link


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Nov 30, 2012 23:09 |  #8

riffster wrote in post #15308716external link
mhodges, this might be my closest solution.

http://www.profoto.com ...ds/softgrid-50deg-rfi-1x4external link

you do know that Lighttools makes grids for every size softbox, they are well made and light weight, i use their 20/60 grids on my strips, fantastic product :D

http://www.lighttools.​com/external link

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Dec 03, 2012 14:10 as a reply to FJ LOVE's post |  #9

Well I do now...Thanks Love....or..Love, thanks!


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