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Gels for AlienBees - DIY

 
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Mar 06, 2011 07:26 |  #1

I see that AlienBees sells gels & gel holders - but they're not cheap. Wondering if anyone has rigged a DIY solution?


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Mar 06, 2011 08:23 |  #2

there are this transparent-colored folders. they sell up for about 50 cents in my country.. you can get few of them and fold them few times... that should do the trick :)


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Mar 06, 2011 09:12 |  #3

The significant advantage of using the AB UMF (LightMod Mainframe) to support gels is that it is vented for cooling. If you use the standard reflectors and tape a gel over them, you could easily melt the gel if you are using the modeling lamp.


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Mar 06, 2011 10:14 |  #4

i use these

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …Location_Filter​_Pack.html (external link)


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Mar 06, 2011 18:02 |  #5

SkipD wrote in post #11965929 (external link)
The significant advantage of using the AB UMF (LightMod Mainframe) to support gels is that it is vented for cooling. If you use the standard reflectors and tape a gel over them, you could easily melt the gel if you are using the modeling lamp.

Good point. I very rarely use the modeling lamp though.

How do you attach them?


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Mar 06, 2011 18:17 |  #6

alienbees flash units come with the nylon clip to attach gels on it, i simply put one on top and one on bottom of the standard reflector that comes with it.


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