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Sep 14, 2016 02:58 as a reply to  @ post 18127560 |  #31

The ring light appears to be there when defocused, but the center does not go dark. Is it because the surface is different on the Parabolix?


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Sep 14, 2016 04:45 |  #32

Cicada- wrote in post #18127525 (external link)
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Very broad ring light :)

Can you share too the light pattern comparison shot where all strobe on focus point position?

absolutely.

here's some comparisons. I dont have any of my B1's yet, but the 77-degree spread on those is identical to the B2's, so the result should be the same.

i've also added the ABR800 focused and defocused here. I just used a boom arm for the ABR and Einstein, as I only have broncolor and profoto adapters for the focusing rods.

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Sep 14, 2016 04:57 |  #33

By the way, just a little note, to capture the parabolic light pattern , as it is expected to have paralel light, the farther the camera position the better :)


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Sep 14, 2016 12:15 |  #34

Thanks for testing out the frosted dome, I'm sorry to hear it does not help much :-( It looks like Profoto's best portable options for these paras are their now-retired AcuteB systems.


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Sep 14, 2016 12:34 |  #35

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Thanks for testing out the frosted dome, I'm sorry to hear it does not help much :-( It looks like Profoto's best portable options for these paras are their now-retired AcuteB systems.

On the upside, they are getting fairly cheap nowadays! I was going to pick up some AcuteB's to use with the para, so i can stay in the profoto family, but broncolor got me. The Move is pretty nice.


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Sep 14, 2016 12:35 |  #36

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By the way, just a little note, to capture the parabolic light pattern , as it is expected to have paralel light, the farther the camera position the better :)
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Interesting! I may have to re-do these.

The original photos still gives a good idea of the amount of spread you can expect with different units/heads.


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Sep 14, 2016 12:41 |  #37

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The ring light appears to be there when defocused, but the center does not go dark. Is it because the surface is different on the Parabolix?

I'm not entirely sure. It could have just been my exposure settings. I was capturing the modeling lamp in those photos with my xpro2. They were snapshots for the blog. I'm sure if i took a better exposure to try and highlight the light pattern coming out of it, it may have had a more prominent ringlight effect, since you can see the edges are fairly well-lit (moreso than the rear)

another explanation in the defocused photo is the dome was not on the acute head at the time (thus the hard shadows from the adapter's cage), so the modeling lamp was probably throwing a lot of light forward.


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Sep 15, 2016 00:08 |  #38

did a quick comparison. I'll need to re-do it soon, though.

I don't have a mannequin or a head or anything like that, so i had to use the girlfriend :p -- there's variance in the pose/position relative to the light in all the shots, so i'll have to pick up a head or something and re-do it :p

the B2 struggles with power [obviously]; i was firing at full power for all of its shots. B1 at just under 1/2 power. Move pack at about 1/8 power.

unedited - just WB corrected.

larger photos here: http://imgur.com/a/X96​cX (external link)


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Oct 25, 2016 10:34 |  #39

Any one have pull length shots from the parabolix?


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Oct 25, 2016 11:02 |  #40

Not full, but very nice. Shot at the Parabolix studio with the Parabolix 55"


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Oct 25, 2016 11:15 |  #41

Thanks. I was down in LA area last week, should have gone there to visit these guys.


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Jul 04, 2017 12:04 as a reply to  @ bobbyz's post |  #42

He does a demonstration/seminar on the 3rd weekend of each month.


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Aug 01, 2017 08:07 |  #43

absplastic wrote in post #18126160 (external link)
I have the Parabolix 55" and deep 30" headed my way, and I'll be using them exclusively with the Flashpoint Xplor 600. I have the handheld extension head, which is what I plan to mount on the focusing rod, leaving the power pack at the base of the stand.

love to hear any comments you have on this combo. Pretty much exactly what I am thinking of buying, except it will probably be a single 45 rather than the two on either side.

is the 600 bulb too recessed? that is kind of my biggest fear and I'm thinking the universal mount would be better than the bowens for the remote head.

nixland wrote in post #18127619 (external link)
By the way, just a little note, to capture the parabolic light pattern , as it is expected to have paralel light, the farther the camera position the better :)

Cicada- wrote in post #18127936 (external link)
Interesting! I may have to re-do these.

Well ? ? ?

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would like to see if the Parabolix will generate more of a star shape when mid focus and/or just points of light when fully defocused.


Nixland, is that a Parabolix modifier?


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Aug 01, 2017 11:29 |  #44

Left Handed Brisket wrote in post #18416198 (external link)
Nixland, is that a Parabolix modifier?

Nope, it's Dynalite 180cm para (made by Rime lite)




  
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Sep 11, 2017 01:43 |  #45

My experience with the Parabolix 35D
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