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Feb 01, 2010 20:16 |  #1

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Feb 01, 2010 20:47 |  #2

That might be functional but if it's your idea of cheap I certainly couldn't help you.:lol:

I would have to do some serious product work to justify that unit.


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Feb 01, 2010 20:51 |  #3

Holy cow, that was a lot more than I was prepared to see. My wallet is in my bedroom and I could hear it scream from the living room.


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Feb 01, 2010 20:53 |  #4

how do you get around the cycling action of the fluro's 50 (or 60) hz? (slow shutter speed?)
I'm assuming shutterspeed for still life like this isn't crucial?


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Feb 01, 2010 20:55 |  #5

That's a heck of a rig but judging by the size of the items on the table in the photo at B&H, $6.5K doesn't buy a very big table.

Heck, you could build your own table top sweep and get good monolights for that much cash.


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Feb 01, 2010 21:00 |  #6

do you really need that?


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Feb 01, 2010 22:32 |  #7

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #9521607 (external link)
That's a heck of a rig but judging by the size of the items on the table in the photo at B&H, $6.5K doesn't buy a very big table.

Heck, you could build your own table top sweep and get good monolights for that much cash.

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If THAT was what it was going to cost I rekon i could just about build the same job for about 500-750... Fluro lights and given enough time.


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Feb 01, 2010 22:34 |  #8

I could build something like that for 1/10 of the cost...


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Feb 01, 2010 22:34 |  #9

No I don't need this but it sure looks like it does the job for what it does. Definitely have to deal with line frequency aliasing. I have a flash system for anything resembling portrait or fashion but nothing small and continuous. I am mostly interested in still life for the next project or two.




  
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Feb 01, 2010 22:35 |  #10

momo_chan18 wrote in post #9522308 (external link)
I could build something like that for 1/10 of the cost...

Want a job?




  
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Feb 01, 2010 22:45 |  #11

jetcode wrote in post #9522317 (external link)
Want a job?

It's a rough estimate of the cost of materials ...
A few factors aren't shown in the description (the part i skim-read) such as - i couldn't be sure the quality of fluro's used - whether they be daylight balanced and if so, what colour temp is used (5500K?).

Sourcing all the materials would also take a fair chunk of time...
and how about shipping the finished product to where our OP lives?
(besides whatever other small print may be lurking under the surface).


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Feb 01, 2010 22:47 |  #12

jetcode wrote in post #9522317 (external link)
Want a job?

momo_chan18 wrote in post #9522308 (external link)
I could build something like that for 1/10 of the cost...

Lol, sorry about that guys, I was on my wife's computer and accidentally posted while the browser was logged in under her name...


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Feb 01, 2010 22:54 as a reply to  @ themadman's post |  #13

If you want to drop that kind of money for a flo set, plan on lots of video shoots for products. Otherwise, drop the money on some lenses, strobes, light meter, modifiers, etc.


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