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Jan 23, 2013 09:50 |  #1

I just ran into the downside of my absolute favorite modifier, the Photek Softlighter. They are a bit fragile.

Was using my favorite 60" softlighter the other day when the stand tipped over. It hit a couch first and then the ground. Not a terribly hard hit, cushioned by the couch first but it still bent/broke 4 of the ribs in the umbrella.:( While it is still useable as a backup or secondary, I just ordered a new one.

So while I love the ease of settup and the great light these things give me (as opposed to wrestling with softboxes or umbrella spill problems) I have accepted that every so often I'm gonna do something stupid and the Softlighter will be very unforgiving.

LOVE them anyway. LOL


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Jan 23, 2013 11:09 |  #2

Think of it like the unibody construction of today's automobiles, absorbing impact (which can't be repaired) to protect the driver and passengers.

Your softlighter sacrificed itself to save your flash tube and strobe. May she rest in peace. Give her a proper burial and thank her for her service to your studio.


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Jan 23, 2013 11:35 |  #3

Curtis N wrote in post #15524314 (external link)
Think of it like the unibody construction of today's automobiles, absorbing impact (which can't be repaired) to protect the driver and passengers.

Your softlighter sacrificed itself to save your flash tube and strobe. May she rest in peace. Give her a proper burial and thank her for her service to your studio.

I Like that. :D And yes, the strobe survived in perfect health.


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