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Jan 14, 2014 16:24 |  #1

Planning to purchase this strip box from PCB, for some reason I have had a hard time finding a better option, any suggestion that can beat the 119.95 price, but still maintain a quality product?


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Jan 14, 2014 16:25 |  #2

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Jan 14, 2014 17:29 as a reply to  @ Compact Diss's post |  #3

Why do you want a strip box?


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Jan 14, 2014 17:33 |  #4

Fotodiox on Amazon. Really great boxes. Equal to or better than the Buff stuff.



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Jan 14, 2014 18:47 |  #5

chris_holtmeier wrote in post #16605808 (external link)
Fotodiox on Amazon. Really great boxes. Equal to or better than the Buff stuff.

I've looked at the Fotodiox strip boxes, but the grids have some bad reviews - anybody here have experience with the grids or how they compare to the PCB grids?


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Jan 14, 2014 19:04 |  #6

chris_holtmeier wrote in post #16605808 (external link)
Fotodiox on Amazon.

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I've looked at the Fotodiox strip boxes, but the grids have some bad reviews - anybody here have experience with the grids or how they compare to the PCB grids?

Handle with care and you should be fine. They're not as nice as the Elinchrom, but they're a heck of a lot cheaper.


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Jan 14, 2014 19:25 |  #7

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I've looked at the Fotodiox strip boxes, but the grids have some bad reviews - anybody here have experience with the grids or how they compare to the PCB grids?

Pull on the velcro, not the grid, and you'll be fine. Buy more softboxes with the money you save.



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Jan 14, 2014 19:38 as a reply to  @ chris_holtmeier's post |  #8

Thanks, guys. :)


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Jan 14, 2014 20:36 |  #9

For another option, I've had good luck with the Godox. No complaints. A Bowens speedring was automatically included but not mentioned in the description.




  
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What would a good quality strip box be? Chimera?


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Jan 15, 2014 09:31 |  #11

pyrojim wrote in post #16605797 (external link)
Why do you want a strip box?

I enjoy the Joel Grimes setup of two stripbox and a BD, or softbox.


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Jan 15, 2014 12:23 |  #12

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I enjoy the Joel Grimes setup of two stripbox and a BD, or softbox.

While that is perfectly alright, and it is, I am forever an advocate of a large, quality light source. BIG soft boxes, octas... hey even PCB makes a really nifty para!


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Jan 15, 2014 13:16 |  #13

pyrojim wrote in post #16607988 (external link)
While that is perfectly alright, and it is, I am forever an advocate of a large, quality light source. BIG soft boxes, octas... hey even PCB makes a really nifty para!

I am an advocate for the right tool for the right job and not getting stuck on one thing.


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Jan 15, 2014 15:16 |  #14

Compact Diss wrote in post #16605630 (external link)
Planning to purchase this strip box from PCB, for some reason I have had a hard time finding a better option, any suggestion that can beat the 119.95 price, but still maintain a quality product?

I own 2 PCB foldable strip soft boxes .
They work for me.
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Jan 15, 2014 16:27 |  #15

sigma pi wrote in post #16608135 (external link)
I am an advocate for the right tool for the right job and not getting stuck on one thing.

Very true, but sometimes the not perfect tools for a job can work well enough for only a little more effort than the 'right' tool.

One advantage of two smaller strip boxes is that if you put them vertical and drop them side by side... You now also have one larger single light source. Flexible setups with lots offer you more choices to explore.

As they say, if you only have a hammer then everything you see becomes a nail.


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