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Fotodiox 60" Octo for Genesis Monolight

 
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Sep 14, 2010 22:30 |  #46

Wow, looks alot different than I thought it would.......Is that the easy pro version??




  
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Sep 15, 2010 00:29 |  #47

oh

yeah i got the ez pro version because i hate setting these things up

the grid it comes with is great for controlling spill
i just can't figure out how to fold it up to put it in its case lol


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Sep 15, 2010 10:13 |  #48

Tharaka wrote in post #10911573 (external link)
oh

yeah i got the ez pro version because i hate setting these things up

the grid it comes with is great for controlling spill
i just can't figure out how to fold it up to put it in its case lol

You mean the box or the grid?

With the box, I find I need to pull on the mechanism as if opening it to release the tension on the catch, then it pushes in easy and folds closed.

For the grid, just gotta play with it. It'll collapse flat then you can kinda roll/fold it up.


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Sep 15, 2010 12:01 |  #49

I think he means the grid because I too am having hard time to fold it the way it use to be :)


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Sep 15, 2010 12:56 as a reply to  @ lukeap69's post |  #50

I bought the Fotodiox 48" Octa on Amazon for my ABs about a month ago for $49. Setup was a little odd at first but once you figure it out once you can set it up in a matter of a couple of minutes max, has it's own carrying case which is convenient..


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Sep 15, 2010 13:32 |  #51

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It sorta has the same shape as the elinchrom deep octa..........I wonder if it performs similarly.

Got any shots take with it?? Any shots using the inner diffuser only??




  
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Sep 15, 2010 13:33 |  #52

newnan3 wrote in post #10914908 (external link)
It sorta has the same shape as the elinchrom deep octa..........I wonder if it performs similarly.

Got any shots take with it?? Any shots using the inner diffuser only??

The Elinchrom DO is much deeper than this.


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Oct 20, 2010 01:50 |  #53

I finally got around to using the 36" octa...
I like it, but I think I want to get a 60" as well now :o

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Oct 23, 2010 12:47 |  #54

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I got mine today (48 inch ez pro octa) in the mail and it looks nice. It was easy to open up and seemed pretty solid. However, like someone else said, it is a **** to close. I too had to get a glove to close it. When it did close it made a loud pop and now it won't stay open. It seems the metal "pin" used to keep the umbrella open won't stay up so the octa just collapses instead of staying open. (see pic of problem)

anyone have an idea of how I can fix this? would prefer not having to send it back and wait again for a new one :(

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Does fotodiox have an EZ pro version that opens like an umbrella? I like their textured finish, it's like the elinchrom ones. It also seems to be thicker than the EZ-pro.

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Oct 23, 2010 20:18 |  #55

yes they have an ez-pro version


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Oct 24, 2010 12:53 as a reply to  @ Tharaka's post |  #56

I have the 70" version on the way. :D


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