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May 22, 2014 17:27 |  #1

So before I click the "CHECKOUT NOW" button and pay I wanted to get your opinions. I'm pulling the trigger on a PCB AB800. I'm debating on a modifier though. Should I go with a simple 22" beauty dish & sock, or a softbox? I'm think a 47" Octabox or 32x40 softbox.

What do you guys suggest? I'll be using it for portraits mostly, 3/4 to full body.


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May 22, 2014 17:32 |  #2

rivas8409 wrote in post #16923174 (external link)
So before I click the "CHECKOUT NOW" button and pay I wanted to get your opinions. I'm pulling the trigger on a PCB AB800. I'm debating on a modifier though. Should I go with a simple 22" beauty dish & sock, or a softbox? I'm think a 47" Octabox or 32x40 softbox.

What do you guys suggest? I'll be using it for portraits mostly, 3/4 to full body.

The beauty dish will be more versatile in windy situations if you shoot outdoors. The Softboxes will provide softer light to a larger area and not handle the wind very well. It all depends on how you'll be using it most often. I've got the beauty dish and sock and use it all the time outside, but I can't stand trying to wrangle my soft boxes outdoors. If you're shooting indoors most of the time then your choices are dependent on the light you want to put out.


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May 22, 2014 18:54 |  #3

I'm not TOO concerned with the wind. I usually have someone with me to help out that could hold the stand. And for the times I don't I've got weighted bags. If it's THAT windy that even the bags aren't enough I probably won't be shooting with a modifier anyway.

Thanks for your insight though.


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May 22, 2014 22:16 |  #4

I have both. If you are going to shoot outside a lot, go with the BD. If most of your photography is in a studio, I recommend a big soft box.


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May 22, 2014 22:20 |  #5

beauty dish is more versatile In any environment IMHO Studio setup go with a Big Sig Softbox


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May 23, 2014 13:04 |  #6

I will be shooting some indoor stuff, but mainly on-location outdoors for now.


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May 23, 2014 13:10 |  #7

Im not super familiar with the PCB pricing for softboxes but Id probably go with some fotodiox ones over the buff ones. Great quality at a great price. The ezpro ones open like umbrellas so they are fast to setup/tear down and easy to carry on location.


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May 23, 2014 15:26 |  #8

JakAHearts wrote in post #16925006 (external link)
Im not super familiar with the PCB pricing for softboxes but Id probably go with some fotodiox ones over the buff ones. Great quality at a great price. The ezpro ones open like umbrellas so they are fast to setup/tear down and easy to carry on location.

+1 - I agree!




  
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