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Sep 29, 2008 22:39 |  #1

Hey guys, I had asked people around here earlier about softboxes and what to get.. I came up with a decision and bought me a Photoflex Medium softbox. Cost me around 150$+ and its well worth it imo! Check em out and CC the bottom 2 shots please =)

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Sep 29, 2008 22:47 |  #2

Love it. Great color, sharp and a nice price to boot.


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Sep 29, 2008 22:50 |  #3

So, since I"m learning here. You got the softbox. What light are you using? Did the light come with the softbox? Did you use any other light source for your pictures?

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Sep 29, 2008 22:50 |  #4

Thank you Scott! Its well worth it. I can't wait to shoot a model with it. Its huge, I will definitely need my assistant haha.


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Sep 29, 2008 22:52 |  #5

I used a 580 ex II - manual at 1/4th power I believe. I decided to go with 580 EX's instead of big light heads =) They are powerful enough to use F/14


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Sep 29, 2008 23:55 |  #6

caredock wrote in post #6407198 (external link)
So, since I"m learning here. You got the softbox. What light are you using? Did the light come with the softbox? Did you use any other light source for your pictures?

Great shots!

Unless you buy some kind of kit, the light are not sold with the softbox. There are many sizes of softboxes you can buy. There is alot to learn about lighting, but in the lighting section, they cover just about all the questions you could ever think of :) .

Nice pictures here by the way!


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Sep 30, 2008 09:52 |  #7

Thanks price. I do have a lot to learn about studio work. I just wish I had more room to put up the backdrop >_<


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Sep 30, 2008 10:03 |  #8

Nice work and congrats on the softbox. The 580ex II puts out a lot of light. I need to look into this softbox. Be great for location shootin!




  
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Sep 30, 2008 10:12 as a reply to  @ leninglass's post |  #9

Nice lighting,by chance was it this box,
http://www.amazon.com …ics&qid=1222787​026&sr=8-6 (external link)
I am looking to buy one also,but I see Amazon has that particular model for $86.95 if yours was bigger can you tell me the dimensions.
Thanks in advance.


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Sep 30, 2008 10:15 |  #10

Yes thats it! I ordered from B&H though. My suggestion is to get a thick and ROBUST lightstand.. mine is flimsy haha. It's bending on the weight.


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Sep 30, 2008 10:34 |  #11

Nice shots for starters...

Don't you need a bracket to allow the flash to fire through the speedring?

I have just ordered some westcott softboxes that use an umbrella style fitment that the flash fits inside.

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Sep 30, 2008 11:49 |  #12

A bracket to hold the flash head and thats about it. The speedring has a really big opening to shoot through.


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Sep 30, 2008 12:34 |  #13

IQ is great!!!


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Sep 30, 2008 12:35 |  #14

Good results... I'm looking to get a softbox in the near future and this helps. Thanks! :D


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Sep 30, 2008 13:15 |  #15

Thank you guys. I never shot at f/14 before =P

I had many questions and what road to take with softboxes but at the end, I figured it out. I was just lost in pieces and requirements. If you shoot with the 580 ex and you have an ST-E2 transmitter, it works just fine. Seems like the infrared goes through the box =)


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