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Apr 29, 2014 21:22 |  #1

So I just received it today and got to play around with it and get some quick shots. I also tried to make a video, but it didn't go as planned. This is my first softbox so far I like it, nice build quality, soft light.

Since the lightstand does go up into the box it does limit how much you can tilt it. Might look into getting a boom type stand soon.

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Apr 29, 2014 21:25 |  #2

Is that the Cowboy Studio one? I got the exact same one from Amazon this afternoon. lol

For tilting, this is what I'm using:

http://flashhavoc.com/​phottix-multi-boom/ (external link)

http://www.amazon.com …ash-Bracket/dp/B00DDUOTUQ (external link)

One other benefit from the multi-boom is the ability to center the flash within the octa.


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Apr 29, 2014 21:41 |  #3

v35skyline wrote in post #16871313 (external link)
Is that the Cowboy Studio one? I got the exact same one from Amazon this afternoon. lol

For tilting, this is what I'm using:

http://flashhavoc.com/​phottix-multi-boom/ (external link)

http://www.amazon.com …ash-Bracket/dp/B00DDUOTUQ (external link)

One other benefit from the multi-boom is the ability to center the flash within the octa.

Yes, it's the cowboy studio one. I had looked at that one I just didn't feel like spending 70 on it, but I may end up looking into getting it.
That is another thing I noticed that it wasn't center, does it not being center effect the light spread much?


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Apr 29, 2014 21:44 |  #4

A few quick test shots

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Apr 29, 2014 22:16 |  #5

This is also an option: http://www.paulcbuff.c​om/mba.php (external link)


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Apr 30, 2014 06:24 |  #6

I have the same octabox. Works great, and is cheap enough that I don't worry about it. With a triple flash mount, it fits three flashes in it easily.




  
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Apr 30, 2014 09:49 |  #7

v35skyline wrote in post #16871392 (external link)
This is also an option: http://www.paulcbuff.c​om/mba.php (external link)

Thanks will look into that.


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Apr 30, 2014 14:15 |  #8

I just got to unboxing the Phottix Multi-Boom. It was $70, yes. But I'm pretty overwhelmed by the quality of build, detail, and thought that went into this. Bravo to elv for his participation in designing this.

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^^^handle makes tilting the unit a breeze.

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Apr 30, 2014 22:06 |  #9

koolcreation wrote in post #16871303 (external link)
So I just received it today and got to play around with it and get some quick shots. I also tried to make a video, but it didn't go as planned. This is my first softbox so far I like it, nice build quality, soft light.

Since the lightstand does go up into the box it does limit how much you can tilt it. Might look into getting a boom type stand soon.

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Hi,
I liked your setup. Actually I was looking to get some setup for family portraits.. but don't know where to start. How much did this setup cost? would be be sufficient for family (3 adults and 3 kids)? How big is the octagon umbrella?
Thanks in advance


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May 01, 2014 06:42 |  #10

$35 with grid from Amazon, 30" across.


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May 01, 2014 07:22 |  #11

robienyshe wrote in post #16873916 (external link)
Hi,
I liked your setup. Actually I was looking to get some setup for family portraits.. but don't know where to start. How much did this setup cost? would be be sufficient for family (3 adults and 3 kids)? How big is the octagon umbrella?
Thanks in advance

http://smile.amazon.co​m …keywords=umbrel​la+softbox (external link)


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May 01, 2014 14:04 |  #12

robienyshe wrote in post #16873916 (external link)
Hi,
I liked your setup. Actually I was looking to get some setup for family portraits.. but don't know where to start. How much did this setup cost? would be be sufficient for family (3 adults and 3 kids)? How big is the octagon umbrella?
Thanks in advance

v35skyline wrote in post #16874424 (external link)
$35 with grid from Amazon, 30" across.

What he said ^^

The stands I had purchased previously with a umbrella kit

For a family portrait that size, I would use an umbrella but that's just me. I haven't tried the octabox on any groups yet, so it may work.


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May 01, 2014 14:08 |  #13

koolcreation wrote in post #16875272 (external link)
What he said ^^

The stands I had purchased previously with a umbrella kit

For a family portrait that size, I would use an umbrella but that's just me. I haven't tried the octabox on any groups yet, so it may work.


Thanks.. keep me posted if you use it on group pictures.


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May 01, 2014 14:09 |  #14

thanks... will have look at it..


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Dec 15, 2014 11:44 |  #15

Sample pic!

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