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Nov 12, 2014 17:03 |  #5161

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Thanks for the quick response. Did you get the soft silver or the extreme? and does it make much of a difference to get the speedring so that it is shooting to the dead center? Sorry for the newb questions. I have gone through about every page and didn't see anyone's recommendations.

Soft silver and get a diffusion sock. The extreme silver is very specular and contrasty. That can work for some applications but the soft silver is better for your first PLM.




  
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Nov 12, 2014 18:02 |  #5162

gonzogolf wrote in post #17268199 (external link)
Soft silver and get a diffusion sock. The extreme silver is very specular and contrasty. That can work for some applications but the soft silver is better for your first PLM.

Thank you gonzogolf, after looking at their site and thinking about it, that is what I figured would be the right way to go. Thanks for helping me decide!! Now the wait to get it in.


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Nov 12, 2014 18:03 |  #5163

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I use some Paul C Buff stuff and some aftermarket (China) stuff. The biggest problem with the center mount is with a large softbox or umbrella and the Einsteins. They won't hold the weight. So I try to use the top mounted umbrella and small boxes with the Einstein and the center mount with the AB800's.

Thanks KDVincent, that helps alot.


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Nov 12, 2014 18:04 as a reply to  @ post 17267910 |  #5164

Thanks Bartc for the feedback, much appreciated!


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Nov 20, 2014 19:56 |  #5165

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Nov 20, 2014 20:08 |  #5166

Wow! Nice shot Alex, her tatts look amazing.


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Nov 20, 2014 21:15 |  #5167

Alex dude great shot! Everything in that image is superb!

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Nov 21, 2014 20:03 |  #5168

JoeyBaccala wrote in post #17284556 (external link)
Alex dude great shot! Everything in that image is superb!

koolcreation wrote in post #17284482 (external link)
Wow! Nice shot Alex, her tatts look amazing.

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Nov 22, 2014 04:07 |  #5169

Jeffuhree wrote in post #17267823 (external link)
For someone that is looking at buying his first AB would you recommend getting the White PLM or the Silver? I have used both at workshops, but we were always using multiple strobes. Going to start out with one and go from there. Anyone make a recommendation? Ready to pull the trigger. i will mostly be practing on single subjects indoors, maybe some out.

can you define what type of lighting quality you are looking for?

Observation..... people here get beauty dish or PLMs and don't even understand what quality of light those light modifiers are capable of doing (when correctly used) . I observe they just get stuff because so and so is using it and if I get it "I'm going to get the same effect" idea.... ummm ... no.... that will not happen unless you know what you are doing.


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Nov 22, 2014 19:56 |  #5170

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can you define what type of lighting quality you are looking for?

Observation..... people here get beauty dish or PLMs and don't even understand what quality of light those light modifiers are capable of doing (when correctly used) . I observe they just get stuff because so and so is using it and if I get it "I'm going to get the same effect" idea.... ummm ... no.... that will not happen unless you know what you are doing.

Great question, and the answer is...I don't know. I've done lots of lighting at workshops but it is always rushed and you don't tough the lights. Was looking for something good to start out with so I can take my time and LEARN about light on my own time and pace. If that makes sense. I got the soft silver PLM with cover and should be her Monday. Based on suggestions and PB website stated that was a good one to start with.


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Nov 23, 2014 06:45 |  #5171

Jeffuhree wrote in post #17287764 (external link)
Great question, and the answer is...I don't know. I've done lots of lighting at workshops but it is always rushed and you don't tough the lights. Was looking for something good to start out with so I can take my time and LEARN about light on my own time and pace. If that makes sense. I got the soft silver PLM with cover and should be her Monday. Based on suggestions and PB website stated that was a good one to start with.

I think that is a very good place to start, and a very useful modifier.


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Nov 26, 2014 01:41 |  #5172

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Nov 26, 2014 01:56 |  #5173

Bart, nice shot. So tell us what you did.


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Nov 26, 2014 10:14 |  #5174

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Bart, nice shot. So tell us what you did.

single ab1600 thru my DIY 11in gridded dish... pretty simple to to be honest..


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Nov 26, 2014 16:10 |  #5175

A picture of model Fo Porter (from America's Next Top Model fame) during our little camping trip to Marfa, TX with friends.

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