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Oct 08, 2010 04:29 |  #451

Bit late finding this one...

I recently added an Elinchrom D-Lite 4 IT kit to my lighting setup.

I've also bought the 100cm Rotalux Octa and the 130x50cm Rotalux softbox which give a superb soft light.

Waiting now to find an Elinchrom beauty dish that'll take a grid, but they seem to be rarer than the proverbial rocking horse droppings.


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Oct 08, 2010 04:38 |  #452

Have you got your DO working yet Rob? :lol:

I haven't shot for 2 weeks... I feel like I'm turning in to Mick :lol: :lol:
Lucky I got a shoot tomorrow :D


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Oct 08, 2010 09:03 |  #453

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This is from my shoot with Dana Marie.

3 lights. 2 on the background (Super White seamless) with Elinchrom wide angle reflectors and mini silver deflectors installed.
Elinchrom 53" Midi Octa with gold deflector as main.

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did you hear my jaw hit the floor Robert?


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Oct 08, 2010 09:10 |  #454

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did you hear my jaw hit the floor Robert?

I was in the studio and thought I heard a noise but I didn't realize it was your jaw hitting the floor... lolool

Thanks Geoff.


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Oct 08, 2010 10:29 as a reply to  @ TMR Design's post |  #455

LeighM wrote in post #11057016 (external link)
Bit late finding this one...

I recently added an Elinchrom D-Lite 4 IT kit to my lighting setup.

I've also bought the 100cm Rotalux Octa and the 130x50cm Rotalux softbox which give a superb soft light.

Waiting now to find an Elinchrom beauty dish that'll take a grid, but they seem to be rarer than the proverbial rocking horse droppings.

sweet set up

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I haven't shot for 2 weeks... I feel like I'm turning in to Mick :lol: :lol:
Lucky I got a shoot tomorrow :D

Mic and I have decided we are quality over quantity. We wont break out our set ups unless its great


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Oct 08, 2010 11:03 |  #456

Robert, this is the gold deflector on the main light that you didn't like for a long time, isn't it? I like the warming effect you achieved with this shot. Did you use one or both diffusers?


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Oct 08, 2010 11:16 |  #457

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Robert, this is the gold deflector on the main light that you didn't like for a long time, isn't it? I like the warming effect you achieved with this shot. Did you use one or both diffusers?

Exactly. A while back in the thread I actually posted to let everyone know that I had officially changed my opinion of the gold deflector. I've found what I like about it and figured out why I wasn't originally liking it.

I determined three things for myself. I only like the gold deflector when used in the 53" or 69" octa or in a 36" x 48" softbox or larger. Most of what I wasn't liking was the effect from a beauty dish or the 39" octa. I really disliked that and still do.

The other thing I realized was that it had to be used and thought of in much the same way you would choose a gold or soft gold reflector. You look at the subject's complexion and the light, both quantity and quality that you're creating, or making use of if it's ambient.

I love the way soft gold reflectors look on tan or dark skin. The same is true with a gold deflector. I hate the way a soft gold reflector looks on someone that has very pale skin. That's when you tend to get the orange look rather than bronze. The gold deflector does the same thing and looks rather 'pissy' on light skin but when used on tan or dark skin there is a really beautiful glow that I find really appealing.

Finally, the last thing that I realized in working with the gold deflector is that I only like it when I'm using both layers of diffusion. When I'm creating more directional, higher contrast light I don't find the effect of the gold deflector as nice and will more likely choose to just warm the color temp of make an adjustment in post.


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Oct 08, 2010 12:02 |  #458
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LeighM wrote in post #11057016 (external link)
Waiting now to find an Elinchrom beauty dish that'll take a grid, but they seem to be rarer than the proverbial rocking horse droppings.

It's rare but there are grids that fit the 70CM Elinchrom BD.

I sold off my BD along with grids when i got my 70cm Deep Octa.


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Oct 08, 2010 13:21 as a reply to  @ MR do little's post |  #459

Robert, thanks for the detailed explanation! That's very helpful.

Oh, and now that it appears some people have the new 70cm DO, are there any sample photos yet?


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Oct 08, 2010 16:23 |  #460

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Hi Curt,

I would definitely test and measure the positions on the Vari-ND just to have a mental note of the density.

For instance, with my B+W 2 stop (.6) ND I measured and determined that it actually reduces light by 2.2 stops. I suspect that no filter is exact and the Vari-ND will probably have a + or - figure at each setting.

The Vari-ND has a scale on it, but no numbers. Just the words min. and max on each end. So measure you must.


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Oct 09, 2010 05:45 |  #461

How the hell did this thread get to 2nd page?! :lol:

Shot today :)

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Oct 09, 2010 05:53 |  #462
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The boom I just bought comfortably holds the fabled Strobella.

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It does other stuff too, but who really cares?

Holds the MO with one part of the boom being used.

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Holds the MO at full stretch. No sandbags or anything, although it is inside, so not much wind :-)

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Oct 09, 2010 07:08 |  #463

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How the hell did this thread get to 2nd page?! :lol:

Shot today :)
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Oct 09, 2010 07:10 |  #464

mickeyjuice wrote in post #11062878 (external link)
The boom I just bought comfortably holds the fabled Strobella.

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It does other stuff too, but who really cares?

Holds the MO with one part of the boom being used.

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Holds the MO at full stretch. No sandbags or anything, although it is inside, so not much wind :-)

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That's one heck of a boom Mic.


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Oct 09, 2010 07:53 |  #465

Mic that thing looks about the same size as some of the building construction cranes here in Asia :p


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