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Sep 03, 2017 22:32 as a reply to  @ post 18443957 |  #10036

Yes, I have the same HoneyGrids for the Maxilite.. I just don't like the velcro attachment on two points ; I guess I can epoxy two more points to make it more secure




  
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Oct 10, 2017 18:10 |  #10037

Now the 39 inch/100cm Deep Octa is going on closeout at Adorama.. Maybe there is a new model coming out..

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Oct 10, 2017 18:20 |  #10038

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Now the 39 inch/100cm Deep Octa is going on closeout at Adorama.. Maybe there is a new model coming out..

LINK~~ https://www.adorama.co​m/el26185.html (external link)

All Rotalux boxes are being replaced with "new" models. Basically the same softboxes, new printing on the boxes, new retail boxes, new black bags with label holders, new improved speedring. (only one Elinchrom speedring for all boxes, color coded)

Also there is no speedring included as you buy the one you need for your mount.


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Oct 10, 2017 20:10 |  #10039

They need more grid options


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Oct 11, 2017 00:33 |  #10040

windpig wrote in post #18470103 (external link)
They need more grid options

There are high quality grids available for just about every size of their softboxes from LT.


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Oct 11, 2017 05:45 |  #10041

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There are high quality grids available for just about every size of their softboxes from LT.

True, but at a major premium


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Oct 11, 2017 10:55 |  #10042

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True, but at a major premium

True they are not cheap in relative terms, however, quality cost and when it comes to grids, having saggy low-quality grids seems to defeat the purpose.

I just picked up the LT 50° grid for the Deep Octa 70cm to try out, and it's nothing but exceptional in terms of build and quality.


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Oct 11, 2017 19:43 |  #10043

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True they are not cheap in relative terms, however, quality cost and when it comes to grids, having saggy low-quality grids seems to defeat the purpose.

I just picked up the LT 50° grid for the Deep Octa 70cm to try out, and it's nothing but exceptional in terms of build and quality.

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Oct 12, 2017 01:09 |  #10044

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Don't rub it in:-P

:-)

Not being a heavy grid user for softboxes.. there are few of my Rotalux boxes where i think i'd benefit from having the option to attach grids from time to time, the Deep 70cm and the Strip boxes would probably count as those few. :-)


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Oct 12, 2017 15:34 |  #10045

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Not being a heavy grid user for softboxes.. there are few of my Rotalux boxes where i think i'd benefit from having the option to attach grids from time to time, the Deep 70cm and the Strip boxes would probably count as those few. :-)

Yah. I thought the same way. Until I used grids in studio and draped black cloth along the studio walls. Reduced stray light and grids makes a difference in Main and fill control. It does make a difference.

I eventually got grids for all light modifiers. Strips are always gridded.


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Oct 12, 2017 16:17 |  #10046

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Yah. I thought the same way. Until I used grids in studio and draped black cloth along the studio walls. Reduced stray light and grids makes a difference in Main and fill control. It does make a difference.

I use grids all the time on my reflectors, and i know the difference it makes. It just that I usually don't want the difference a grid gives most of the time on my softboxes, it shapes the light differently and it's not automatically better just because you narrow the spread.

But there are situations where i would like the option to use grids, on my strips and Deep Octa 70cm.

It comes down to how you shoot and what you shoot, i will never grid my softboxes just for the sake of it. Im in general very happy with the fall off and transitions i get with my Rotalux and Litemotiv boxes.

With that said, if and when i do use grids they need to be easy to attach and durable without any sagging going on. Lighttools lives up to those requirements with ease.


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Oct 12, 2017 16:56 |  #10047

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I use grids all the time on my reflectors, and i know the difference it makes. It just that I usually don't want the difference a grid gives most of the time on my softboxes, it shapes the light differently and it's not automatically better just because you narrow the spread.

But there are situations where i would like the option to use grids, on my strips and Deep Octa 70cm.

It comes down to how you shoot and what you shoot, i will never grid my softboxes just for the sake of it. Im in general very happy with the fall off and transitions i get with my Rotalux and Litemotiv boxes.

With that said, if and when i do use grids they need to be easy to attach and durable without any sagging going on. Lighttools lives up to those requirements with ease.

Yep. I just shot a bunch using 8 feet of Translum that was backlit by a feathered strobe. I drool over the falloff and creamy look on the model. One of the Best and inexpensive tools I have. And no grid. :-)


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Oct 12, 2017 17:22 |  #10048

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Yep. I just shot a bunch using 8 feet of Translum that was backlit by a feathered strobe. I drool over the falloff and creamy look on the model. One of the Best and inexpensive tools I have. And no grid. :-)

Nice! Yeah it's hard to beat a big soft light source like that.

Recently upgraded my Indirect boxes to the new Litemotiv versions 195cm octa and the 145x145cm Recta. The new fabric and front baffles are awesome. The legendary design is the same so it set ups in seconds. For one light setups, the indirect Litemotiv are very efficient and versatile.


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Oct 12, 2017 18:57 |  #10049

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Nice! Yeah it's hard to beat a big soft light source like that.

Recently upgraded my Indirect boxes to the new Litemotiv versions 195cm octa and the 145x145cm Recta. The new fabric and front baffles are awesome. The legendary design is the same so it set ups in seconds. For one light setups, the indirect Litemotiv are very efficient and versatile.


Beauty. I’ve got to get the big indirect one soon. Just spoke with a store manager for setting up a fashion shoot. Either an Elinchrom or Bron. I’m thinking Eli. I just need very large beautiful light.


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Oct 12, 2017 19:04 as a reply to  @ fotopaul's post |  #10050

Digging that 195CM indirect.. I still have to figure out the modification to fit it to a lollipop or grip head.




  
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