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Sep 07, 2012 13:25 |  #3811

gonzogolf wrote in post #14960407 (external link)
indoor? Outdoors? With one light, a BD isnt always the best place to start.

do you suggest i should get the Octa with this setup ? i will be using it indoor and outdoor.


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Sep 07, 2012 13:30 |  #3812

Neil B wrote in post #14960418 (external link)
do you suggest i should get the Octa with this setup ? i will be using it indoor and outdoor.

Indoors its pretty easy to overpower a room with an AB1600. Outdoors more power is good. As for modifiers I would start with a good softbox with a grid as its a lot more versatile. Beauty dishes are great for young women with flawless skin with the lights really close, but its hard and specular light if you have to use it in other setups.




  
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Sep 08, 2012 08:21 |  #3813

60 inch shoot through umbrella is quite versatile


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Sep 09, 2012 00:20 |  #3814

just checked out your flickr, great great shots
Thanks for the BTS too; helps a lot. just getting into flash and studio lighting.
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Sep 09, 2012 00:25 |  #3815

what lens is this? 85L? 50L?




  
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Sep 09, 2012 00:37 |  #3816

masberg24 wrote in post #14966371 (external link)
what lens is this? 85L? 50L?

exif says 85 1.2


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Sep 10, 2012 12:24 |  #3817

Neil B wrote in post #14960388 (external link)
was planing on using it with a beauty dish for portraits ..

gonzogolf wrote in post #14960407 (external link)
indoor? Outdoors? With one light, a BD isnt always the best place to start.

Neil B wrote in post #14960418 (external link)
do you suggest i should get the Octa with this setup ? i will be using it indoor and outdoor.

gonzogolf wrote in post #14960432 (external link)
Indoors its pretty easy to overpower a room with an AB1600. Outdoors more power is good. As for modifiers I would start with a good softbox with a grid as its a lot more versatile. Beauty dishes are great for young women with flawless skin with the lights really close, but its hard and specular light if you have to use it in other setups.

I'd be hard pressed to pick just one kind of light modifier. It really depends on what you're planning to shoot. I love my beauty dish with a diffuser sock over it, but I guess the octabox would be the best "all-purpose" choice. You could use only the inner diffuser if you wanted a harder, more specular light.
After that, I'm a huge fan of the big-a$$ PLM for its large, even spread of light for when you need it soft and diffused.


Two different modifiers at work here: A boomed beauty dish up high, octaboxes providing fill camera right and just behind the model.

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Sep 10, 2012 21:27 |  #3818

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Sep 10, 2012 22:19 |  #3819

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Sep 11, 2012 03:53 as a reply to  @ bmurf's post |  #3820

35L - f7.1 1/125th ISO100 86" Einstein in PLM with front diffuser behind me and raised

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Sep 11, 2012 15:18 |  #3821

preciousvoices wrote in post #14975623 (external link)
35L - f7.1 1/125th ISO100 86" Einstein in PLM with front diffuser behind me and raised


Very nice.
One of my favorite lighting setups.


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Sep 11, 2012 15:40 |  #3822

I've been using my AB1600 with a large PCB octa lately and noticed I need to put on some warming gels in certain situations. Anybody recommend anything? I've heard of some people applying large amounts of gels to the outer diffuser but that's a lot of work and $. I've also heard of some who gel the inner diffuser since it is far enough from the bulb to avoid melting, and close enough to warm the entire octa?


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Sep 11, 2012 16:51 |  #3823

dmward wrote in post #14977725 (external link)
Very nice.
One of my favorite lighting setups.

thanks David - I only just got the diffuser panel and I'm pretty happy with it.


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Sep 15, 2012 22:48 |  #3825

fashionrider wrote in post #14977828 (external link)
I've been using my AB1600 with a large PCB octa lately and noticed I need to put on some warming gels in certain situations. Anybody recommend anything? I've heard of some people applying large amounts of gels to the outer diffuser but that's a lot of work and $. I've also heard of some who gel the inner diffuser since it is far enough from the bulb to avoid melting, and close enough to warm the entire octa?

If you have to add the gel to the modifier cut it so it fits as close as possible to the light.
Then tape it in place.


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