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Feb 25, 2017 23:57 as a reply to  @ post 18284978 |  #106

Sure, as soon as I get a chance and I find a model who is willing to put up with such a test :-)




  
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Feb 26, 2017 08:53 |  #107

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Thanks a lot for sharing. Appreciate the efforts you've done and enjoy your para :)

Agree. Thanks for doing it.


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Apr 17, 2017 13:57 |  #108

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Feb 27, 2018 21:25 |  #109

Great topic guys


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Feb 27, 2018 21:57 as a reply to  @ post 18284906 |  #110

Thanks a lot for sharing, that is amazing!


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Feb 28, 2018 06:27 |  #111

You're welcome.

It seems that "parabolic" modifier hype is dying down now :).
I don't know what is the current trend of modifier. Foldable or easy to setup modifiers ?




  
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Feb 28, 2018 06:45 as a reply to  @ nixland's post |  #112

Mmmm not my feeling. I still see a truckload of modifiers announced as "parabolic" while they're nowhere near that definition, such as these :

https://www.adorama.co​m …1bw.html?Catego​ryID=92198 (external link)

"The Glow EZ Lock 41" BLACK/WHITE Deep Umbrella sports a dynamic parabolic shape". I don't even know what a "dynamic" shape is :D.




  
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Feb 28, 2018 11:13 |  #113

MayaTlab wrote in post #18574294 (external link)
Mmmm not my feeling. I still see a truckload of modifiers announced as "parabolic" while they're nowhere near that definition, such as these :

https://www.adorama.co​m …1bw.html?Catego​ryID=92198 (external link)

"The Glow EZ Lock 41" BLACK/WHITE Deep Umbrella sports a dynamic parabolic shape". I don't even know what a "dynamic" shape is :D.

And many people is falling into those traps ...haha :)




  
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Mar 03, 2018 00:49 |  #114

nixland wrote in post #18574286 (external link)
You're welcome.

It seems that "parabolic" modifier hype is dying down now :).
I don't know what is the current trend of modifier. Foldable or easy to setup modifiers ?


No it isn't. It's just that those who were wise enough to acquire a parabolic modifier are off making images rather than wasting time on forums. ;)


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Mar 11, 2018 10:33 as a reply to  @ abbadon31's post |  #115

That catch light is awesome! Reminds me the broncolor para catch light.


I've purchased one selens 60" parabolic and it works just fine, much better then softboxes and "deep umbrellas" I've tried.

I'll post here some previews as soon as I can.


All the best


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Mar 12, 2018 01:17 |  #116

adolfousier wrote in post #18582674 (external link)
That catch light is awesome! Reminds me the broncolor para catch light.


I've purchased one selens 60" parabolic and it works just fine, much better then softboxes and "deep umbrellas" I've tried.

I'll post here some previews as soon as I can.


All the best

Can you post the side view of your para, so that we can check if the curve shape is close to parabola. Take the picture from 16 feet away to avoid lens distortion :)




  
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Mar 12, 2018 08:26 |  #117

bobbyz wrote in post #18285466 (external link)
Agree. Thanks for doing it.

nixland wrote in post #18583325 (external link)
Can you post the side view of your para, so that we can check if the curve shape is close to parabola. Take the picture from 16 feet away to avoid lens distortion :)

Wouldn’t results count more than shape..?


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Mar 12, 2018 08:52 |  #118

Angmo wrote in post #18583483 (external link)
bobbyz wrote in post #18285466 (external link)
Agree. Thanks for doing it.
nixland wrote in post #18583325 (external link)
Can you post the side view of your para, so that we can check if the curve shape is close to parabola. Take the picture from 16 feet away to avoid lens distortion :)

Wouldn’t results count more than shape..?


In this thread yes. Because we discuss about parabolic modifiers.
Parabolic modifiers do not equal to better or superior result. If you read my previous post I often mentioned that one of my so called para which doesn't have parabolic shape gives nicer and softer results than my para modifier.
Para gives harder looks.
But that not the emphasis of this thread, not about softer or nicer looks, but to share about what parabolic modifiers will give and should give.




  
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Apr 10, 2018 18:20 as a reply to  @ nixland's post |  #119

Actually, I think is just a parabolic softbox, but it have a focusing tube that just work fine.

Here is a full extended and a half extended preview.

I'll do what you said when I get some time and show some results.


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Apr 12, 2018 14:24 |  #120

nixland wrote in post #18574286 (external link)
You're welcome.

It seems that "parabolic" modifier hype is dying down now :).
I don't know what is the current trend of modifier. Foldable or easy to setup modifiers ?

Now it's the "deep parabolic" craze.

I saw one that was shaped like a bullet--the sides came to parallel. If anything, that scatters light more than focuses it.




  
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