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Oct 31, 2006 10:06 |  #1

Yesterday I read a classified ad for someone selling off their entire studio. I didn't want the camera, but I bought his lights and backgrounds for US$2000. Except for the backgrounds, EVERYTHING fits into the bags and boxes shown.


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I was in a hurry and just threw all this out to take a quick picture. Here's what I got for my money (reading along the back wall):
Background stand (not fully extended and it could go another foot or so wider.
four canvas backgrounds (the grey is two sided)
Photographic printed vinyl background
Paper Backgrounds: White, white, Thunder Gray, Studio Black, Studio Black SuperWhite, Thunder Gray, Digital Green
Three more vinyl backgrounds with some sort of image on them
Digital Green vinyl Background
Black Background Case that extends to longer than the longest background
6 8-foot black light stands, three of a heavier quality than the others
Heavy silver light stand with light boom attached and counterweight (light and umbrella described below
3 silver light stands of varying heights and quality.
2 Fresnel spots (mounted on the stands)

On the floor:
Umbrella with white interior (it's mate is on the light boom)
Kit bag (for storing the fresnels
Trunk for carrying the Lowel DPs
2 50cm x 50cm soft boxes (folded in their cases)
4 Lowel DP quartz lights
3 barn doors (extra panels in the trunk)
2 barrel shaped light shapers (next to lights, I don't know their names)
1 Lowel dichroic filter (apparently gives a sunlight hue to the Lowels)
4 spare bulbs
Mess of extension cords
3 Britek PS 150 lights (2 on floor, one on boom)
1 Britek BB 100
Honeycomb filter
Snoot
Case for carrying the Briteks
More extension cords and a mess of sync cables
Pieces parts for adjusting the capacities and functions of the light stands
Bags for holding all the light stands, background stand, boom, and canvas backgrounds
SP Systems 5-in-1 reflector
Fog Machine (to left of reflector)

My wife says "You bought a fog machine too? Don't you have one already?" "It was extra, Babe, how could I refuse?"

Did I get screwed?

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Oct 31, 2006 10:11 |  #2

LOL...nice! Gonna use all of it?


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Oct 31, 2006 10:13 |  #3

Yeah, all at once. See those three little faces to the left in my avatar? They're gonna be deep tanned by the time I get their portraits done.


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Oct 31, 2006 10:28 |  #4

You're really gonna use 8 lights? I can't imagine it! :lol: Be sure to post results!

Have you got a "studio" space to set all of this up?


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Oct 31, 2006 10:40 |  #5

wow! good for you what a buy!.. why were they selling things off?

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Oct 31, 2006 10:41 |  #6

He had mentioned the guy was getting rid of his mamiya, too, so I imagine he's just getting out of the business.


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Oct 31, 2006 10:53 |  #7

I think that is a gret deal! I wish I had happened upon it!




  
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Oct 31, 2006 11:06 |  #8

Ronald S. Jr. wrote in post #2195528 (external link)
Have you got a "studio" space to set all of this up?

My wife mentioned this very question.

Uh... I only saw the equipment and just had to have it. I really wasn't thinking about where to put it all.

But back to my wife...

She's come up with the solution that we're going to demolish our 9x20 shed and replace it with a larger building. Then I can set up the garage as a studio.

Let me repeat that:

She's come up with the solution that we're going to demolish our 9x20 shed and replace it with a larger building. Then I can set up the garage as a studio.

She's a keeper.


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Oct 31, 2006 11:17 |  #9

saravrose wrote in post #2195572 (external link)
wow! good for you what a buy!.. why were they selling things off?

sari

I didn't want to ask why. As a amateur photographer, I can't image the pain of giving up all this equipment. Thus I didn't want to feel worse for the guy. I felt bad enough as it is that he was selling it.

Also, if you talk to someone about a major decision, they may reconsider the decision. He'd come to the point where he was selling it off and I didn't want to talk him out of it.

Besides all that, this is the Katrina strike zone and the phone numbers on his equipment has the prefix of some of the hardest hit areas. We're all cried out over Katrina. There's no need to open those wounds again.

The only thing he told me was that the biggest aspect of his business was in aerial photography. His pilot left the area after New Orleans and he's not looking to find another one.

OH!

Anyone want an Epson poster printer? He said it'll do 24" prints for as long as you want the print. He's asking $1000 for the printer. Email me if you're in the New Orleans area and I'll hook you up.

I don't know if he still has the Mamiya 645 AFD (I *think* it's the AFD) with extra lenses for $1000.


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Oct 31, 2006 11:27 |  #10

BillsBayou wrote in post #2195445 (external link)
Yeah, all at once. See those three little faces to the left in my avatar? They're gonna be deep tanned by the time I get their portraits done.

LOL - good luck with them - it looks like a fair deal to me




  
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