I have been looking at Westcott Eyelighter and was wondering would I be better off with a stripbox?
Way I see it pros of Eyelighter are that it has that nice wraparound illumination and attractive catchlight. Cons are that assembling it is hassle, it is bulky, and you can not control how much it will illuminate, plus you are limited how far from subject it can be.
On the other hand stripbox does not maybe result in as attractive illumination (but how bad it could be?) _but_ it is easier to set up, you can control amount of illumination it will provide, and it is flexible distance wise. Plus there would be one less modifier to carry.
So does anyone have experience with both of these setups? What are your thoughts?