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Jan 10, 2013 18:32 |  #16

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What I found comical was the "You save $84.XX", then I went, what??? WTF did they hope to get for it and I read it. $99.XX for that? What a bunch of horse **** asking that kind of money...

Listed MSRP on Amazon is sometimes pulled right out of a trolls backside. You can't put any stock in that. The selling price more often than not is the MSRP.


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Jan 10, 2013 23:02 |  #17

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....Starting with the smaller cheap ones from China and ending with the really nice Kacey dish.

I'm stuck using the China ones... didn't really see the use in investing with the Molas schmolas and Kaceys.... since I'm delivering what clients want. :)


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Jan 10, 2013 23:11 |  #18

Phil I agree.
I have one of the old Buff dishes and a 28" from Fotodiox that takes a Kacey adapter for the Einstein and I can also put an Elinchrom adapter on it and use it with a Kacey bracket for speedlites. The 28" is durable too. I drove over it with my car and it still gives good light. :-)


I'm not convinced even a photographer can see the difference. And most of the stuff that people attribute to a beauty dish are shot with a sock on it which, in my opinion, turns them into hard sided soft boxes. :-)


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Jan 15, 2013 23:37 |  #19

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P.... turns them into hard sided soft boxes. :-)

correct. LOL


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Jan 16, 2013 14:01 |  #20

I'm just cracking up on the photo on Amazon. The dish is 23" and with the flash mounted to the camera it is blocking the lens entirely.


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Jan 16, 2013 16:01 |  #21

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I'm just cracking up on the photo on Amazon. The dish is 23" and with the flash mounted to the camera it is blocking the lens entirely.

Wish you had said something earlier. Now I realize why I couldn't get the lens to focus. Everything just looked white and blurry. ROFLMAO !


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