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Nov 09, 2010 07:09 |  #736

g-money wrote in post #11251880 (external link)
OK, Currently I have a small Morris softbox. 16X14 I think. That I use for location shooting combined with a paint pole and Kasey adapter. I love this portable set up. Many times while on senior shoots, I will have the mother hold and work the light stand for me. I also use it for wedding shots of the cake and sometimes will have my assistant hold it up high overhead for dance floor shots.

My question is would the Qbox24 be to large for this type work and if so would it be worth the money to get the Qbox16 even though it is only slightly larger box than what I am using now? I know I would love it for the few times I get to do studio stuff but I am concerned with portability. Thanks

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HI Greg.

In answer to your question... yes, the Qbox 24 works very nicely on a pole with the Kacey pole adapter and the difference in size between the Morris and Cheetah Qbox is significant.

You'll get greater coverage as well as a circle mask and grid for control.


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Nov 09, 2010 07:46 |  #737

Thanks Rob, I was hoping it would work. I was concerned with the weight and bulk on the pole. Looking forward to trying this.

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Nov 09, 2010 08:05 as a reply to  @ g-money's post |  #738

Greg,

Are you using the Qbox bracket or Speed Pro bracket?


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Nov 09, 2010 09:33 |  #739

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Very nice, how dark was it? How understopped where you with your camera settings? How much power on the flash?

It wasn't too dark, pretty much a few mins after sunset. I was only about 1 stop underexposed and flash power I believe was only at about 1/8 if I can recall. I dialing in the blacks a bit as there were a few people in the background.


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Nov 09, 2010 09:46 |  #740

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Greg,

Are you using the Qbox bracket or Speed Pro bracket?

Neither right now Rob as I have yet to purchase the Q-Box. This is what I am currently using with their bracket. It was actually a little bigger than I thought 15" x 18" http://www.themorrisco​mpany.com …ools/portableso​ftbox.html (external link)

Do you have a suggestion for me before purchase?

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Nov 09, 2010 10:38 |  #741

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It wasn't too dark, pretty much a few mins after sunset. I was only about 1 stop underexposed and flash power I believe was only at about 1/8 if I can recall. I dialing in the blacks a bit as there were a few people in the background.

I would of guessed at least 2 stops under. Thanks.




  
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Nov 09, 2010 11:52 |  #742

g-money wrote in post #11252621 (external link)
Neither right now Rob as I have yet to purchase the Q-Box. This is what I am currently using with their bracket. It was actually a little bigger than I thought 15" x 18" http://www.themorrisco​mpany.com …ools/portableso​ftbox.html (external link)

Do you have a suggestion for me before purchase?

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I just got pole adapter and it seems quite nice with QBox24. Need to pick longer pole as the home depot close to my house only got 60" shurline one. I have smaller eBay one 16" and I prefer larger 24".


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Nov 09, 2010 15:19 |  #743

For everyone with questions about using the TT5 (or other forward facing triggers) with the Qbox mount, I just saw this post...

https://photography-on-the.net …p?p=11175660&po​stcount=19

...in a different thread and had a HALLELUJAH!! moment. Not the most inexpensive solution, but if you already have some OCF cords laying around it seems like a really easy solution (and should cut down on some RF issues with the 580s).


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Nov 11, 2010 11:42 |  #744

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Finally got around to playing with the Qbox 24. Not enough trigger time to say if I prefer it over the Westcott Apollo.

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great capture! Qbox really works out great! That Spam Musubi looks good!


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Nov 11, 2010 19:51 |  #745

Edward.. you are a well-talented man that with a great photo equipment.. these shots look outstanding!

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QBOX24 is not just for human!

On location food photo session for local Japan House Resturant last night.
QBOX24 on Cheetah Boom,580EX,24-105 lens,5D,
2 pc white board as reflecter.

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Nov 11, 2010 21:41 |  #746

Hi all. looking to order the Qbox 24 and something like this extender. Does anyone use anything like this?

http://www.photoflex.c​om …/LiteReach_Kit/​index.html (external link)

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Nov 11, 2010 21:49 |  #747

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Hi all. looking to order the Qbox 24 and something like this extender. Does anyone use anything like this?

http://www.photoflex.c​om …/LiteReach_Kit/​index.html (external link)

Thanks.

Why not get kacey's pole adapter and pole from home depot.


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Nov 11, 2010 21:58 |  #748

Bobby... how come I can't find Kacey's product on Home depot's site?


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Nov 11, 2010 22:00 |  #749

fiveFPS wrote in post #11269146 (external link)
Bobby... how come I can't find Kacey's product on Home depot's site?

Sorry I meant kacey's pole adapter

http://www.kaceyenterp​rises.com/?page_id=447 (external link)

http://www.kaceyenterp​rises.com/?page_id=447 (external link)

and simple painting pole from home depot.


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Nov 12, 2010 06:32 as a reply to  @ bobbyz's post |  #750

I am probably going to use this as a pole

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ompact_Monopod_​Black.html (external link)

picture of it in action

http://neilvn.com …/camille/D7T_05​88-900.jpg (external link)




  
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