Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS General Gear Talk Flash and Studio Lighting 
Thread started 24 Jan 2017 (Tuesday) 09:35
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Anyone using Parabolix?

 
bobbyz
Cream of the Crop
18,836 posts
Likes: 1035
Joined Nov 2007
Location: Bay Area, CA
     
Jan 24, 2017 09:35 |  #1

There were couple of threads a while back. Did anyone get it and how do you like it?

https://www.parabolixl​ight.com/ (external link)


5dmk3, 35L, 85L II, 300mm f2.8 IS I, 400mm f5.6
Fuji XT-1, 14mm f2.8, 23mm f1.4, 35mm f1.4, 56mm f1.2, 90mm f2, 50-140mm f2.8

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
SYS
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
8,966 posts
Gallery: 31 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 1037
Joined Jul 2004
Location: Gilligan's Island
     
Jan 24, 2017 10:08 |  #2

I'm also interested.



"Life is short, art is long..."
-Goethe
My Gear & DIYs

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
kickmaster
Senior Member
Avatar
529 posts
Gallery: 22 photos
Likes: 114
Joined Nov 2004
Location: San Diego. CA
     
Jan 24, 2017 21:53 |  #3

Been using the 35" and 55" for the last few model shoots. Nice!


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


Canon Forever! 5D III, 1DX, L Primes & Zooms, Kino-Flo, Einsteins, Diva Ringlight, Phottix Indra 500 TTL, Interfit S1's..... Full studio....

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
bobbyz
THREAD ­ STARTER
Cream of the Crop
18,836 posts
Likes: 1035
Joined Nov 2007
Location: Bay Area, CA
     
Jan 25, 2017 08:17 |  #4

See that you are using on location. How do you like it? How easy to setup, teardown for location? 55" I would heavy I assume requiring a nice heavy duty stand. Definitely looking for more details. Thanks.


5dmk3, 35L, 85L II, 300mm f2.8 IS I, 400mm f5.6
Fuji XT-1, 14mm f2.8, 23mm f1.4, 35mm f1.4, 56mm f1.2, 90mm f2, 50-140mm f2.8

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
kickmaster
Senior Member
Avatar
529 posts
Gallery: 22 photos
Likes: 114
Joined Nov 2004
Location: San Diego. CA
     
Jan 25, 2017 08:44 as a reply to  @ bobbyz's post |  #5

The 35" Parabolix has become my "go to" modifier for on location work. Very easy setup, and easily movable from place to place. Focused or de-focused it has performed great. The 55" is quite a bit larger, and I've only used it in the studio on heavy duty rolling/cranking stands.


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


Canon Forever! 5D III, 1DX, L Primes & Zooms, Kino-Flo, Einsteins, Diva Ringlight, Phottix Indra 500 TTL, Interfit S1's..... Full studio....

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
bobbyz
THREAD ­ STARTER
Cream of the Crop
18,836 posts
Likes: 1035
Joined Nov 2007
Location: Bay Area, CA
     
Jan 25, 2017 09:39 |  #6

Thanks.


5dmk3, 35L, 85L II, 300mm f2.8 IS I, 400mm f5.6
Fuji XT-1, 14mm f2.8, 23mm f1.4, 35mm f1.4, 56mm f1.2, 90mm f2, 50-140mm f2.8

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
ethompson53
Mostly Lurking
11 posts
Likes: 20
Joined Nov 2014
Post edited over 1 year ago by ethompson53.
     
Jan 25, 2017 20:37 |  #7

I recently received a 45" version just after the new year and I'm very please with the design, manufacture and light quality. I've tested it on two shoots so far. Coming from a Cheetahstand RB120 with a Chopstick, it's definitely an upgrade.


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.



HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
SYS
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
8,966 posts
Gallery: 31 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 1037
Joined Jul 2004
Location: Gilligan's Island
     
Jan 25, 2017 20:40 |  #8

ethompson53 wrote in post #18255543 (external link)
I recently received a 45" version just after the new year and I'm very please with the design, manufacture and light quality. I've tested it on two shoots so far.Coming from a Cheetahstand RB120 with Chopstick, it's definitely an upgrade.
thumbnail
Hosted photo: posted by ethompson53 in
./showthread.php?p=182​55543&i=i174822767
forum: Flash and Studio Lighting

thumbnail
Hosted photo: posted by ethompson53 in
./showthread.php?p=182​55543&i=i183891046
forum: Flash and Studio Lighting

Well, thanks a LOT! I just got the RB-120 a couple hours ago, and what little excitement I had today was totally ruined by your gorgeous images. :twisted:



"Life is short, art is long..."
-Goethe
My Gear & DIYs

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
ethompson53
Mostly Lurking
11 posts
Likes: 20
Joined Nov 2014
Post edited over 1 year ago by ethompson53.
     
Jan 25, 2017 21:45 as a reply to  @ SYS's post |  #9

Thanks but don't be...the RB120 is a very good modifier. You won't be disappointed with your results. The Parabolix is just more elegant modifier but at a higher price point and I've found a difference in the light quality. I'm really growing to like this.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
SYS
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
8,966 posts
Gallery: 31 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 1037
Joined Jul 2004
Location: Gilligan's Island
     
Jan 25, 2017 21:56 |  #10

ethompson53 wrote in post #18255575 (external link)
Thanks but don't be...the RB120 is a very good modifier. You won't be disappointed with your results. The Parabolix is just more elegant modifier but at a higher price point and I've found a difference in the light quality. I really growing to like this.

I was just kidding. I'm liking the RB120 already. The Parabolix is in the future for me at some point. Post more photos with the Parabolix, if you don't mind.



"Life is short, art is long..."
-Goethe
My Gear & DIYs

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
kickmaster
Senior Member
Avatar
529 posts
Gallery: 22 photos
Likes: 114
Joined Nov 2004
Location: San Diego. CA
     
Jan 26, 2017 08:35 as a reply to  @ SYS's post |  #11

I have both the RB120 and RB150. The Parabolix still remains my "go to" modifier. I've have the luck of driving to the facility in Los Angeles and shooting on site with the founder.


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


Canon Forever! 5D III, 1DX, L Primes & Zooms, Kino-Flo, Einsteins, Diva Ringlight, Phottix Indra 500 TTL, Interfit S1's..... Full studio....

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
bobbyz
THREAD ­ STARTER
Cream of the Crop
18,836 posts
Likes: 1035
Joined Nov 2007
Location: Bay Area, CA
Post edited over 1 year ago by bobbyz.
     
Jan 26, 2017 09:44 |  #12

Maybe it is me but I am not seeing contrasty, Broncolor para kind of light. I am hoping the budget gets approved and able to pick parabolix 55".


5dmk3, 35L, 85L II, 300mm f2.8 IS I, 400mm f5.6
Fuji XT-1, 14mm f2.8, 23mm f1.4, 35mm f1.4, 56mm f1.2, 90mm f2, 50-140mm f2.8

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
kickmaster
Senior Member
Avatar
529 posts
Gallery: 22 photos
Likes: 114
Joined Nov 2004
Location: San Diego. CA
Post edited over 1 year ago by kickmaster.
     
Jan 26, 2017 10:17 as a reply to  @ bobbyz's post |  #13

The more "focused" the more contrast.....


Canon Forever! 5D III, 1DX, L Primes & Zooms, Kino-Flo, Einsteins, Diva Ringlight, Phottix Indra 500 TTL, Interfit S1's..... Full studio....

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
ethompson53
Mostly Lurking
11 posts
Likes: 20
Joined Nov 2014
     
Jan 26, 2017 10:47 as a reply to  @ bobbyz's post |  #14

Part of the Broncolor para contrast comes from the environment it's used in. For example, in a place where you can build contrast by the use of negative fill the look is easily achieved. In my space which is small, with low ceilings, it's more difficult when using modifiers of that size. I solve it by using grids. Here are a couple of images shot with the Parabolix, focused, with a grid, that keeps light from bouncing around my space providing, too much fill.


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.



HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
bobbyz
THREAD ­ STARTER
Cream of the Crop
18,836 posts
Likes: 1035
Joined Nov 2007
Location: Bay Area, CA
     
Jan 26, 2017 12:49 |  #15

Thanks.


5dmk3, 35L, 85L II, 300mm f2.8 IS I, 400mm f5.6
Fuji XT-1, 14mm f2.8, 23mm f1.4, 35mm f1.4, 56mm f1.2, 90mm f2, 50-140mm f2.8

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

5,139 views & 17 likes for this thread
Anyone using Parabolix?
FORUMS General Gear Talk Flash and Studio Lighting 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is jwinslow7
785 guests, 263 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6430, that happened on Dec 03, 2017

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.