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May 20, 2011 14:41 |  #1

I'm looking at this
http://cgi.ebay.com …ain_0&hash=item​56443a3f23 (external link)

Searched really quick and didn't see something similar to this. Anyway I want this exact setup to use with my 2 speedlites, wondering if anyone has used it before.

Mainly going to use this for outdoor portraits as well as indoor.

This is just to get me started as I have no light modifiers, should I be looking for something else?


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May 20, 2011 21:09 |  #2

I too would like to know everyones thoughts on these. Thats the kind of kit I have been looking for too. Amazon has some umbrella kits with light stands gold, silver, shoot through umbrellas for a little less. After reading on this forum it looks like the bigger the softbox the better. I am having a hard time deciding on what to get. I need a new flash of two also.


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May 20, 2011 21:41 |  #3

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May 22, 2011 01:27 |  #4

Considering these are Speedlites i'm using not a huge high power alienbee setup or somethign like i'm assuming that makes a difference with certain modifiers. I used a small softbox with a speedlite on a friends setup before and I loved how it looked which is why I wanted to get my own.

As far as size goes, it's more relative to how far you are from the subject and the size of the subject.


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May 22, 2011 05:28 |  #5

adollarwodbnice wrote in post #12455723 (external link)
As far as size goes, it's more relative to how far you are from the subject and the size of the subject.

This is partially true because exist another big issue, as far you are from the subject, using a small modifier, you lose all the soft light characteristics that you'd have if you were able to use it closer.
So has explain by Robert here if you are interested on full body shoot you need at least a 46" or 60" modifier.




  
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May 25, 2011 10:36 |  #6

Good info, Thanks!!


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May 26, 2011 10:15 |  #7

alessandro2009 wrote in post #12456286 (external link)
if you are interested on full body shoot you need at least a 46" or 60" modifier.

or since its comes with a 7 foot stand and a set of 2 lower the second one right under the first one to get that full body shot. just a thought that might work.....but a buddy of mine ordered and has the same ones which i tried and REALLY liked so im in the process to purchase the same one


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May 26, 2011 10:24 |  #8

I have the same kit. The 7' stands that it comes with are so flimsy. They start bending at around 5' with the weight of the softbox and the leg spread is not wide enough. Bottom line is it's not stable. I had to buy better stands.


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May 27, 2011 09:37 |  #9

You're literally a day late lol... bought these. How is the softbox... does t meet your expectations?


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May 28, 2011 01:22 |  #10

Softbox is nice and have no complaints. But then again this is my first softbox.


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May 28, 2011 06:39 as a reply to  @ gviado's post |  #11

I have a similar softbox as shown.. Works great..


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