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Oct 05, 2012 09:26 |  #9421

I would second the Kacey recommendation. The gen2 Buff dish is junk. If you don't want to spend for the Kacey, then take a look at some of the 22" ebay offerings, in white.


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Oct 05, 2012 09:30 |  #9422

Another option is speedotron BD.


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Oct 05, 2012 09:38 |  #9423

Bobby, when you use your dish, is it normally bare, or do you use the sock often? And do you use it more with two speedlights or an einstein?


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Oct 05, 2012 09:44 |  #9424

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Bobby, when you use your dish, is it normally bare, or do you use the sock often? And do you use it more with two speedlights or an einstein?

Now a days only with AB800 or Einstein and no sock. I use my medium softbox or that 37" octa if I needed softer light. I am thinking of using more of my 5' octa outdoors but lately been busy with other stuff so photography is taking back seat.


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Oct 05, 2012 10:10 |  #9425

I just recently got a Beauty Dish, but haven't really used it. Using it outdoors....how do you position it in relation to the subject? Just like you would a softbox?


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Oct 05, 2012 13:37 as a reply to  @ jmalonear's post |  #9426

I would not go as far to say the Buff dish is junk,, It a light metal. Mine has hit the ground a few times and even got a ding in it... i just pushed it back out. Kacey is nice but hard pastic... Im cheap when it comes to lighting and Mods... they all do the same thing.. spread light,or direct light. They all light at an intensity that you set them at. If its F/16 with an AB1600 or F/16 with a profoto,, the light is always going to be the same..and look the same...how you choose to modify the spread of the light and the intensity of the direction of light is another story. Obviously the light from a BD is more direct and harsh v/s a 64" parabolic... but if its F/8 with a BD and or F/8 with an OCTO on your client,, the light is the same,,the affect that you choose to spread is what we see.

I have 2 Buff dishes. They went to 26 weddings this year and every outdoor session i have shot since April......zero issues and they hold up well........and i tend to beat the crap out of my portable lighting modifiers. They get tossed on the ground, they roll around in the cars when we move to different locations,, they get a lot of heavy use.....They work just fine.


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Oct 05, 2012 13:52 |  #9427

IMAGE: http://kevin-jones.smugmug.com/People/Hannah/i-jXRk9wD/0/L/Hannah0031A-L.jpg


Hannah. Had to race a rainstorm to get this. Ended up using the speedlites and small softbox for speed in setup and takedown.



  
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Oct 05, 2012 14:04 |  #9428

umphotography wrote in post #15083927 (external link)
I would not go as far to say the Buff dish is junk,, It a light metal.

Maybe you have version 1's?


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Oct 05, 2012 14:05 |  #9429

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Hannah. Had to race a rainstorm to get this. Ended up using the speedlites and small softbox for speed in setup and takedown.

Nice, I like this one.


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Oct 05, 2012 14:13 |  #9430

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Nice, I like this one.

Thanks. She is a great young lady.




  
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Oct 05, 2012 14:14 |  #9431

bobbyz wrote in post #15082969 (external link)
For outdoors you won't need the grid much. I love kacey dish BTW. Not sure about their grid. I hope they fixed their grid issues.

My grid is perfectly fine with no issues. Heard some were arriving with some grids broken/cracked. I've had mine over a year and am completely satisfied. I use it on my AB800's.


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Oct 05, 2012 14:31 |  #9432

<----has AB beauty dish.....it lives in my car and isn't dented at all. And, yes, it is the version 2.


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Oct 05, 2012 15:58 |  #9433

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<----has AB beauty dish.....it lives in my car and isn't dented at all. And, yes, it is the version 2.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

LMOA:lol:

Thats where mine are at 99% of the time..stick a towel between the dishes so i dont have to hear the rattle or the darn round metal thingy rolling around:eek:


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Oct 05, 2012 16:02 as a reply to  @ umphotography's post |  #9434

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have you tried any gels inside your dish to see if you can warm the light up a bit ?? Ive read and some people are saying they taped orange gels around the inside of the dish and it warmed up the light. seems like a good idea for late afternoon shooting.


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Oct 05, 2012 16:37 |  #9435

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have you tried any gels inside your dish to see if you can warm the light up a bit ?? Ive read and some people are saying they taped orange gels around the inside of the dish and it warmed up the light. seems like a good idea for late afternoon shooting.

Nah, I haven't done that yet.


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