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Old 15th of August 2008 (Fri)   #1
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What are my options? I can't find any large ones - I want around 50inch.
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Default Re: Octobox purchase in UK:

What's your lights? If it's Elinchrom you can get the Octa-Midi at 53" other than that I'm not sure.
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I haven't bought the heads yet, so any will do. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Default Re: Octobox purchase in UK:

Lastolite Umbrellabox starts at 60" and has a universal fitting for various flash heads (including flashguns).
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I love my 53" Octa Midi from Elinchrom.
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What are my options? I can't find any large ones - I want around 50inch.
Try The Flash Centre. They carry the Elinchrom range and list a few Octoboxes:-

66" Here

53" Here

39" Here

I've used their Leeds store a few times as has a work colleague and we've both found them very helpful
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Default Re: Octobox purchase in UK:

Bowens also do a 150cm Octobox here or if these are a little too pricey you could get a 47" Interfit Pro Octobox from here
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Try The Flash Centre. They carry the Elinchrom range and list a few Octoboxes:-

66" Here
It's actually 190cm, or just under 75".
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It's actually 190cm, or just under 75".
Manufacturers usually measure softboxes from corner to corner to make them sound larger.
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It's actually 190cm, or just under 75".
Yeah, mixing up my units and base.

The website listed it as 197cm which I worked out to be 77" which I then divided by 12 to get the measurement in feet )6.46). I then forgot to multiply the .46 by 12 to get the inches and just rounded it up and thought...hmm 6'6" which I then typed out as 66"... I think I need to give my brain a little more time to wake up!
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Default Re: Octobox purchase in UK:

try www.photodeals.co.uk they may have something to suit. Don't worry too much if an item shows as out of stock - just email them with your requirements.

Most importantly, I have purchased several items from them; stands, octabox, flash heads etc and have found them really nice and helpful people to deal with.

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Manufacturers usually measure softboxes from corner to corner to make them sound larger.
Yep, and a 75" Octa is STILL gonna be larger than a 66" Octa, even if they measure them that way.
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Yep, and a 75" Octa is STILL gonna be larger than a 66" Octa, even if they measure them that way.
Just saying that the Octa does actually measure 197cm if you use their method.
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Just saying that the Octa does actually measure 197cm if you use their method.
Aaaah, understood! The thing's HUGE!
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