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Mar 12, 2009 13:42 |  #346

nicolerork wrote in post #7509964 (external link)
Yup, it is!


aha +1 point for me i wish i knew bands that were actually known lol


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Mar 12, 2009 13:46 |  #347

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This is the setup I just picked up in GA two weeks ago, don't mind the prices, that's just what I copied from the ad.
I sold one b800 for now...

Will pick up the following in a few months...
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(4) AlienBees B800 Flash Unit, Black w/ 150 watt modeling lamp, bag, 7” parabolic, electrical cord, and bulb protection cover $289.95 each
(1) 22” Beauty Dish / Matte Pan Reflector. $119.95
(1) Boom Arm Attachment 11lbs. $89.95
(1) 10” x 36” Foldable Stripbox / Softbox w/ Speedring. $119.95
(1) 35” Octagon Softbox 15” deep w/speedring. $99.95
(1) 30” x 60” Giant Softbox 27.5” deep w/speedring. $139.95
(2) Backlight Stand 40” – 3 sections with a 19” max footprint. $24.95 each
(1) Lightstand 10ft. – 4 sections with 39” max footprint. $39.95
(2) Lightstand 13ft. – Heavy Duty 4 section with 43” max footprint. $69.95 each
(1) Set of 3 Casters (wheels) for light stand. $39.95
(4) Honeycomb Grid – Set of (4) 10, 20, 30, 40. $99.95
(1) White Shovel Background Reflector. $29.95
(1) 5-in-1 Circular Reflector w/ mounting kit. $69.95
(2) LiteMod Mainframes. $54.95 each
(2) Barndoors. $48.95 each
(26) Gels w/ 4 Gel Holders $56.95
(1) Umbrella – Translucent White Shoot-thru 48”. $29.95 (1) Umbrella – Silver/White reversible 32”. $19.95 (1) Remote Trigger / Transmitter – 2.4GHz Battery Powered. $69.95
(1) Remote Receiver – 2.4GHz Battery Powered, up to 400 feet. $59.95
(1) Lightstand Carry Bag. $49.95
(1) Sekonic L358 FlashMeter. $259.00
(1) Westcott Muslin - Storm Cloud Grey Background 10ft x 24ft. $184.95
(3) Seamless Paper Rolls 9ft x 12yds (Olive Green, Slate Grey, Blue – full rolls) Free Black Roll (1 yd. cut off) and White Roll (damaged wrinkle in shipping 2ft in). $ 43.95 each

You got this from Val right?


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Mar 12, 2009 13:58 |  #348

jcp2000 wrote in post #7510104 (external link)
aha +1 point for me i wish i knew bands that were actually known lol

I think they're pretty well known! +10 points if you can name a song!


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Mar 12, 2009 14:16 |  #349

Sick shots bro! Looks dope!


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Mar 12, 2009 14:19 |  #350

GenuineRolla wrote in post #7510339 (external link)
Sick shots bro! Looks dope!

Uhh...she's a female photog. :lol:

BTW, you got some nice ones up there, as well. How much PP'ing went into them?


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Mar 12, 2009 14:44 |  #351

nicolerork wrote in post #7510207 (external link)
I think they're pretty well known! +10 points if you can name a song!


my fav song by them is she makes dirty words sound pretty with jonny craig! aha


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Mar 12, 2009 15:04 |  #352

I use WL X1600s. Close enough, or am I banned from this thread? :-)


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Mar 12, 2009 15:23 |  #353

banned.... reported to mods aha:p


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Mar 12, 2009 15:26 |  #354

inthedeck wrote in post #7510360 (external link)
Uhh...she's a female photog. :lol:

BTW, you got some nice ones up there, as well. How much PP'ing went into them?

Not much. Just a few Lightroom adjustments - crop/straighten, desaturate, white balance and clarity. I'm not a huge fan of heavy post processing. I try to nail the shot when I shoot.

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Mar 12, 2009 15:39 |  #355

I am about to pull the trigger on the beginner bee. However, I am not sure if I should stick with the B800 or get a B1600. I talked to specialist at AlienBees and she told me if I shoot outdoors in the sun, the 1600 is the way to go. She also said it would be okay to shoot the 1600 indoors as you can turn it down.

I would like to shoot outdoors in the sun and darker locations and shoot indoors as well. Would the 1600 be too much for indoors in a smaller room or should I stick with the 800. Any help would be appreciated.


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Mar 12, 2009 16:10 |  #356

nicolerork wrote in post #7510756 (external link)
Not much. Just a few Lightroom adjustments - crop/straighten, desaturate, white balance and clarity. I'm not a huge fan of heavy post processing. I try to nail the shot when I shoot.

Gotcha. My comment was for GR, but, I like your pics just the same. One thing that 'I' don't like, is the pole in the background. It's a bit distracting, but, again, that's just me. Lights, posing, location, everything else is on the money. ;)

I noticed on your site you're pretty young. Been doin' this for a while? or just know lots of people? I think it's cool, either way...keep it up. :)

David, for the difference in price between the two, I wouldn't hesitate to get a B1600. Though, I think the WL X1600 is probably a better solution, if you want to use it indoors, whereby you can turn the light down all the way to 1/128th (though, be careful by using a gray card), whereas the B1600, I don't think you can. 7 stop vs 5 stop power, is a pretty big thing. YMMV. ;)


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Mar 12, 2009 17:25 |  #357

Thanks for the input Manish. I would get the 1600 but still worried about it being too powerful for small indoor shots.

Any 1600 owners have input and examples of 1600 shot indoors?


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Mar 12, 2009 17:51 |  #358

David, one other thing I forgot to mention, is the ND filters that are available through PCB (Alienbees). This way, you have enough power for outside, and if you feel it's too much indoors, just apply one of the ND filters. Just another suggestion, if you're leaning towards the B1600 from AB, vs. the x1600 WL. ;)


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Mar 12, 2009 17:56 |  #359

David S wrote in post #7511443 (external link)
Thanks for the input Manish. I would get the 1600 but still worried about it being too powerful for small indoor shots.

Any 1600 owners have input and examples of 1600 shot indoors?

I mentioned this before but if you get the White Lighning 1600 it has a built in switch that changes it to a B400 equivelent. Gives you the best of both worlds.


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Mar 12, 2009 18:56 |  #360
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