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Apr 17, 2009 13:55 |  #811

Cmizzle wrote in post #7750754 (external link)
Nope mine doesn't. Is anything bent?

Nah, not that I know of. Could just be the weight of the WL x1600 and the BD combined? I dunno. I'll check to make sure it's darn tight, again. Thanks for the info. ;)

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Apr 17, 2009 20:51 |  #812

inthedeck wrote in post #7750883 (external link)
Nah, not that I know of. Could just be the weight of the WL x1600 and the BD combined? I dunno. I'll check to make sure it's darn tight, again. Thanks for the info. ;)

Not sure if you've seen 'em, but, click here for a few shots taken in my home studio.

I heard the BD doesnt fit the white lightnings as well as the alienbees. The difference is a millimeter or something, but it makes a big difference in mounting


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Apr 17, 2009 21:04 |  #813

The dish fits fine...no issues whatsoever. However, the light with the beauty dish on the light stand stud causes a rotation on the axis when angled. epatt mentioned a solution to me earlier, to make a place for the screw on the stud, so, I believe that will cure the issue. ;)

If you look at cmizzle's pictures, above, you will see it's up high facing foward. Once I turn the actual dish and the light, left or right, the stud and screw aren't tight enough together, by maybe a couple of mm's, and so it causes the light to 'turn' back to the position you see pictured above. I hope that makes sense?


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Apr 17, 2009 21:35 |  #814

I am a Bee Shooter too ... tough set of strobes. Great price and very nice light :-)




  
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Apr 17, 2009 21:36 |  #815

Just scored an AB800! I can't wait to score 2 more!


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Apr 17, 2009 21:49 |  #816

I just got my tracking number for my second B800, in limited edition orange, and a second CSRB - so excited that I've finally decided to quit smoking (again lol) :D


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Apr 18, 2009 08:49 |  #817

Bee's are addicting..... as people are finding out...


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Apr 18, 2009 08:55 |  #818

GenuineRolla wrote in post #7755246 (external link)
Bee's are addicting..... as people are finding out...

At least affordable by many who could never be able to buy good studio lights at the prices many of the other companies charge.


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Apr 18, 2009 16:02 |  #819

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I've finally decided to quit smoking (again lol) :D

You and me both! Good luck!! ;)


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Apr 18, 2009 19:28 |  #820

So who wants to help me with picking a setup?

I mostly shoot on location fashion/glamour. Right now I'm using 40D, 17-55 2.8, Probably will grab a prime soon. I have 550ex as far as lighting goes. IN the past I used a 285, looking to upgrade now ;)

How many AB's do I need, and what model? Right now I'm thinking 2x 800's and a Vagabond. Or do I need 3 lights? I think I will be good if I start with 2... Vagabond is a big investment :o


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Apr 18, 2009 21:34 |  #821

one and a vagabond is a start, you can use your 550 as well. Also, if you're doing alot of outside work, a B1600 might not be a bad idea




  
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Apr 19, 2009 16:31 as a reply to  @ post 7750754 |  #822

Here is my first attempt at using my 3 light set up during the day (1600, two 800 and a vagabond II). What can i do to make it better, etc. I also included a set up shot. The final photo is just cropped and levels slightly tweeked, no other PP.

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IMAGE: http://www.burrellimages.com/TakeNotesBehindScenes.jpg

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Apr 19, 2009 16:56 |  #823

^ messaged you on AIM


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Apr 19, 2009 20:15 |  #824

^^

I really like that shot bro, I think I would have liked to see the ground to be not so bright. My eyes are first drawn to the ground, then to the truck.


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Apr 19, 2009 20:46 |  #825

GenuineRolla wrote in post #7763835 (external link)
^^

I really like that shot bro, I think I would have liked to see the ground to be not so bright. My eyes are first drawn to the ground, then to the truck.


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i always like your shots. but this one looks good, lighting is good, but faces look bored..

anyways dont take me wrong. your style is good with me..

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