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Octobox purchase in UK:

 
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What are my options? I can't find any large ones - I want around 50inch.

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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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Lastolite Umbrellabox starts at 60" and has a universal fitting for various flash heads (including flashguns).

Aug 15, 2008 15:44

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I love my 53" Octa Midi from Elinchrom.

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ryandavid__ wrote in post #6113588external link
What are my options? I can't find any large ones - I want around 50inch.

Try The Flash Centreexternal link. They carry the Elinchrom range and list a few Octoboxes:-

66" Hereexternal link

53" Hereexternal link

39" Hereexternal link

I've used their Leeds store a few times as has a work colleague and we've both found them very helpful

Aug 16, 2008 04:42

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Bowens also do a 150cm Octobox hereexternal link or if these are a little too pricey you could get a 47" Interfit Pro Octobox from hereexternal link

Aug 16, 2008 04:52 as a reply to Chris L's post 10 minutes earlier.

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Chris L wrote in post #6117821external link
Try The Flash Centreexternal link. They carry the Elinchrom range and list a few Octoboxes:-

66" Hereexternal link

It's actually 190cm, or just under 75". :)

Aug 16, 2008 05:09

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Rudi wrote in post #6117865external link
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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Rudi wrote in post #6117865external link
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! :lol:

Aug 16, 2008 05:18

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try www.photodeals.co.ukexternal link 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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Aug 16, 2008 05:33

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Hermes wrote in post #6117872external link
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. :D

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Rudi wrote in post #6118170external link
Yep, and a 75" Octa is STILL gonna be larger than a 66" Octa, even if they measure them that way. :D

Just saying that the Octa does actually measure 197cm if you use their method.

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Hermes wrote in post #6123669external link
Just saying that the Octa does actually measure 197cm if you use their method.

Aaaah, understood! The thing's HUGE! :)

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