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dhornick
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Oct 19, 2016 13:10 |  #1

Which do you prefer?


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Oct 19, 2016 13:29 |  #2

All those brands are either overpriced or not portable for me
Any softbox with non flexible speedrings are way old

I only use:
SMDV
Jinbei
Parapop

I do like Elinchrom's though




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Oct 23, 2016 19:13 |  #3

Fotodiox ez-pro
Elinchrom


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Oct 23, 2016 19:34 as a reply to windpig's post |  #4

Fotodiox ez-pro
Elinchrom




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Oct 23, 2016 19:40 |  #5

Old school Chimera user here. Multiple versions of mini's/strips/rectangu​lar. I use the mini's and occasionally the strips in the studio otherwise they're only brought out when I'm on-location..


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Oct 24, 2016 09:44 |  #6

Hensel.


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Oct 24, 2016 14:46 |  #7

Chimera for me, you can't beat quality


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Oct 24, 2016 14:54 |  #8

Fotodiox EZ-pro




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Oct 29, 2016 07:31 |  #9

I have a Chimera large which can also work as a white background for headshot. As well as two Chimera smalls with grids. And Ellinchrom 69", 39"DO,

Some other I have like a Assymetrial Strip which is really good for jewelry and product shot too..




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Oct 29, 2016 09:53 |  #10

Fotodiox ez-pro Elinchrom cheetastand profoto godox DIY


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Oct 29, 2016 12:04 |  #11

Been using Elinchrom metal dishes of all types outdoors -- Fireball, Hi Perfomance, Beauty Dishes 27", 17" & Square. All usually with grids.

Soft box -- Rice Bowl. With front diffuser off with grid.


Nikons, Rolleiflexes, Elinchroms

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Oct 29, 2016 18:27 |  #12

When I use one, Chimera is my choice for a well-made softbox—and always with their quick-release speed ring. Not the cheapest combo, but fast and safe to deploy. I also have a medium lantern by Profoto of similar quality. That said, panels are much cheaper and offer creative options beyond a SB.


Canon, Nikon, Contax, Leica, Sony, Profoto.

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Oct 29, 2016 20:12 |  #13

Fotodiox EZ-Pro


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bobbyz
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Oct 30, 2016 08:58 |  #14

If I could afford Chimera when I bought mine, I would have. At the time I bought Photoflex. Nice and not too expensive grids. I do have a SP Systems 37" octa which opens like an umbrella and I love it for my outdoor model shoots.


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Nov 06, 2016 23:38 |  #15

I prefer Elinchrom modifiers in general. The Rotalux soft boxes are great. A
So like the option of using deflector dishes with them. Very versatile, fairly easy to set up, small and light for transport and great light quality.


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