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Softbox - When is big, TOO big?

 
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Jul 09, 2014 15:05 |  #31

So far, my 400w strobes have been more than enough, and as you say, you can add on with a larger bee - congrats on the purchase!


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Jul 10, 2014 01:42 |  #32

I don't know how some of the members here shoot studio stuff with less than say... 1200 watt seconds. Ahhh!

But still. There is no softbox that is too big. Ever.


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Jul 10, 2014 02:55 |  #33
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pyrojim wrote in post #17022303 (external link)
I don't know how some of the members here shoot studio stuff with less than say... 1200 watt seconds. Ahhh!

But still. There is no softbox that is too big. Ever.

Very careful and then some more. ;) :p


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Jul 10, 2014 06:44 |  #34

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1200 watt seconds.
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PYROjim, eh? :D


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Jul 12, 2014 21:53 |  #35

I am using two foldable 60" octo's tomorrow w/ grids. I'll let you know how I like them.


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Jul 12, 2014 22:06 |  #36

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I am using two foldable 60" octo's tomorrow w/ grids. I'll let you know how I like them.

What are you shooting and what sort of location?


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Jul 15, 2014 09:22 |  #37

This is a great question which actually got me thinking, after watching a Joel Grimes video talking about large soft boxes. I am sorry if it has been covered already, but my small but humble home studio only has 8' ceilings. There really is no sense in getting a 7' octo since I can only get it a foot off the ground before it's slammed against the ceiling. So what is the largest I should go with 8' ceilings? Or am I wrong with my way of thinking? Perhaps I'm screwed either way since I am limited to how high I can raise my modifier regardless of its size?


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Jul 15, 2014 09:38 |  #38

If only fotodiox would make a 200cm octa I would be so happy.


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Jul 15, 2014 09:47 |  #39

abbadon31 wrote in post #17033237 (external link)
If only fotodiox would make a 200cm octa I would be so happy.

They have a 70 incher dont they?


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Jul 15, 2014 09:58 |  #40

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They have a 70 incher dont they?

Nope the biggest one they make in a Fotodiox Ez-pro is the 60". I have all of their Ez-Pros Octas and wish they make an 8 footer. I would use it on location to help block the sun and use it to shoot with. I would use a speedlite all the way up to my 1200 jinbei pack.


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Jul 15, 2014 10:05 |  #41

abbadon31 wrote in post #17033281 (external link)
Nope the biggest one they make in a Fotodiox Ez-pro is the 60". I have all of their Ez-Pros Octas and wish they make an 8 footer. I would use it on location to help block the sun and use it to shoot with. I would use a speedlite all the way up to my 1200 jinbei pack.

Is this an ad of lies?

http://www.amazon.ca …ords=fotodiox+p​ro+octagon (external link)

I don't see this on their official website either.


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Jul 15, 2014 10:09 |  #42

Oh I get it, it's not the "EZ-Pro", just the "pro".


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Jul 15, 2014 10:14 |  #43

abbadon31 wrote in post #17033281 (external link)
I would use it on location to help block the sun and use it to shoot with.

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Jul 15, 2014 10:27 |  #44

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Scott
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LOL no one would buy it


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Jul 15, 2014 10:30 |  #45

Aressem wrote in post #17033196 (external link)
This is a great question which actually got me thinking, after watching a Joel Grimes video talking about large soft boxes. I am sorry if it has been covered already, but my small but humble home studio only has 8' ceilings. There really is no sense in getting a 7' octo since I can only get it a foot off the ground before it's slammed against the ceiling. So what is the largest I should go with 8' ceilings? Or am I wrong with my way of thinking? Perhaps I'm screwed either way since I am limited to how high I can raise my modifier regardless of its size?

You would only have a foot to the ceiling if you were standing it straight up and down. If you have enough floor room you can have it tilted so that a 7' octa would be 2-3' off the ground. A 60-inch octa should be decently maneuverable.


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