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Apr 06, 2017 11:26 |  #16

71sbeetle wrote in post #18320443 (external link)
And of course I sold all my PLM with the on-center mounts :( I ended up buying some new ones recently but I was sad to see the on center mounts were discontinued

Personally I'm in complete disarray at the discontinuation of the entire silver PLM lineup bar the 64inch soft silver. I think that deep silver umbrellas are a nonsensical idea for various reasons (most of them related to the fact that most causal relationships and characteristics attributed to them are just factually completely false, such as that deeper = more parabolic = more control) and that only Paul Buff had both the right concept and a decent execution regarding silver umbrellas.

If we are loud enough, Paul Buff may re-introduce the soft silver in other sizes, so please don't hesitate to ask them via mail or social medias. Personally I'd like to see the 51" reintroduced (it's my most often used modifier) but I guess most people are asking for the 86". I believe that there are no plans to re-introduce the extreme silver.

The soft silver doesn't require a perfectly centred source to function properly, and I believe that Paul Buff sells a specialised umbrella reflector which may be a good solution for you (I'm not sure, I don't have PCB lights and modifiers).




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Apr 06, 2017 14:35 |  #17

MayaTlab wrote in post #18321130 (external link)
Personally I'm in complete disarray at the discontinuation of the entire silver PLM lineup bar the 64inch soft silver. I think that deep silver umbrellas are a nonsensical idea for various reasons (most of them related to the fact that most causal relationships and characteristics attributed to them are just factually completely false, such as that deeper = more parabolic = more control) and that only Paul Buff had both the right concept and a decent execution regarding silver umbrellas.

If we are loud enough, Paul Buff may re-introduce the soft silver in other sizes, so please don't hesitate to ask them via mail or social medias. Personally I'd like to see the 51" reintroduced (it's my most often used modifier) but I guess most people are asking for the 86". I believe that there are no plans to re-introduce the extreme silver.

The soft silver doesn't require a perfectly centred source to function properly, and I believe that Paul Buff sells a specialised umbrella reflector which may be a good solution for you (I'm not sure, I don't have PCB lights and modifiers).

I had a soft silver and extreme silver 86" on-center mount and I always seemed to grab the soft silver one for what I did.
My 64" is actually my first 64", I had the 51" and also the PLM v1 42", and 64" seems to be the right size for me.
The PCB umbrella reflector won't work with a Bowens mount, I used to have one, sold it when I sold my E640s


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Apr 06, 2017 15:14 |  #18

71sbeetle wrote in post #18321321 (external link)
The PCB umbrella reflector won't work with a Bowens mount, I used to have one, sold it when I sold my E640s

Of course ! That was a dumb comment on my part. Sorry.




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Apr 06, 2017 16:25 |  #19

MayaTlab wrote in post #18321356 (external link)
Of course ! That was a dumb comment on my part. Sorry.

I do wish I could find one for Bowens though


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Apr 06, 2017 18:59 |  #20

71sbeetle wrote in post #18321419 (external link)
MayaTlab wrote in post #18321356 (external link)
Of course ! That was a dumb comment on my part. Sorry.

I do wish I could find one for Bowens though

I made a DIY Bowens mount for my 86 silver PLM.
I bought a Bowens adapter, drill 3 hole and attach it using the PLM speedring nuts.

To make it very stable I bought Bowens mount and aluminum plate and brought it to lathe & welding workshop and asked them to make the bottom one (number 4) :)

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Apr 07, 2017 12:54 as a reply to nixland's post |  #21

Top 3 photos are pretty much exactly what I mentioned above, thanks for the illustration.

Your angle bracket looks like a better solution in the long run. Have to think about adapting it to the 600.




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