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PLM vs. Softbox vs. Softlighter - Help =)

 
gibsonla
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Mar 12, 2010 00:58 |  #1

So I'm trying to pick my first modifier for my B800/D-lite IT 400 (haven't decided yet) and could use some help

Only have enough money to buy one modifier at the moment, I will of course be expanding my selection over time but would appreciate your thoughts on which one I should get first

I've narrowed it down to a PLM (yes I know they're on backorder), the photek softlighter II, and a large softbox.

I mostly shoot fashion/portraits

Added note: specifically for the PLM I'm referring to the silver lined one with front diffusing fabric


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SPK64
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Mar 12, 2010 14:02 |  #2

The PLM is listed as backorder but I ordered on Tuesday and it should be on my doorstep today. I ordered two 64" silver with difusers.


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dmward
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Mar 12, 2010 17:49 |  #3

I have two softliters that I retired when I got the PLMS.
I also have two Buff medium softboxes that I seldom use now.
I just like the light from the PLM, there is a crispness that the softliter or softbox are lacking when I shoot people.


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