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Jan 27, 2009 14:58 |  #1

Looking at some of Mike Fultons work posted in people recently he is using a softbox with his off camera lighting. I checked out the foldable softbox they were using http://www.dennymfg.co​m …=com_virtuemart​&Itemid=26 (external link)

I would like to try something like this but this box seems a little steep in price (or is it?) Any other alternatives out there anyone would recommend.

Also can you mount a flash on any monopod or does it take a special light stick for them. Thanks

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Jan 27, 2009 17:17 |  #2

Try this one (external link).


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Jan 27, 2009 21:03 |  #3

Thanks Tim, thats fits my budget way better!


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Jan 28, 2009 01:26 |  #4

tim wrote in post #7200480 (external link)
Try this one (external link).

The B&H reviews on the Morris soft box seem pretty positive. Has anyone used it with a Canon 580EX? Thanks.




  
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Jan 28, 2009 01:45 |  #5

i have had good success with my Alzo portable 15x15 softbox - comes with a flash mounting bracket for an off camera speedlite and folds up in 5 seconds :-) i think im gonna get a second one!

http://alzodigital.com …_porta_flash_so​ft_box.htm (external link)


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Jan 28, 2009 02:02 |  #6

Andrushka wrote in post #7203416 (external link)
i have had good success with my Alzo portable 15x15 softbox - comes with a flash mounting bracket for an off camera speedlite and folds up in 5 seconds :-) i think im gonna get a second one!

http://alzodigital.com …_porta_flash_so​ft_box.htm (external link)

Thanks for your input and link. I might give this a try.




  
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Jan 28, 2009 02:31 |  #7

Orchids wrote in post #7203478 (external link)
Thanks for your input and link. I might give this a try.

yeah try it out - i love mine - folds up so small i'm on a 3 week/4 city trip and i have it in my suitcase without a problem :)


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Jan 28, 2009 02:59 |  #8

Andrushka wrote in post #7203561 (external link)
yeah try it out - i love mine - folds up so small i'm on a 3 week/4 city trip and i have it in my suitcase without a problem :)

Can you describe your setup in the field. Do use light stands? What flash are you using? Thanks.




  
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Jan 28, 2009 03:27 |  #9

I would've gotten the Alzo, but they don't ship to NZ.

Orchids wrote in post #7203352 (external link)
The B&H reviews on the Morris soft box seem pretty positive. Has anyone used it with a Canon 580EX? Thanks.

I use it with a Speedlite, 550/580/580II they're all the same really. I have one in my hand right now. It's solid, well made, and does what you expect a soft box to.


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Jan 28, 2009 07:55 |  #10

Yup, use it with 580EX's all the time.

I can even put a medium Photoflex softbox on the Morris speedring.

-Mario

Orchids wrote in post #7203352 (external link)
The B&H reviews on the Morris soft box seem pretty positive. Has anyone used it with a Canon 580EX? Thanks.


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Jan 28, 2009 07:57 |  #11

tim wrote in post #7203726 (external link)
I use it with a Speedlite, 550/580/580II they're all the same really. I have one in my hand right now. It's solid, well made, and does what you expect a soft box to.

I would like to say the the 580EX plastic foot secures better to the Morris than the 580EX ii foot.

All my 580EX ii's feet have some slop with the Morris where as my 580EX's feet don't.

This can be easily fixed with a wedge or small washer/gasket.

I also recommend the Bogen 2905/026 umbrella swivel as it is quite strong...

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Jan 28, 2009 09:42 |  #12

Thanks Tim and Mario for your comments.




  
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Jan 28, 2009 10:14 |  #13

I've seen the TriCoast's version from Denys. It is very well constructed and collapsible like an umbrella type softbox, which is a big plus if you don't want to fumble with rods and all that from the Morris version.




  
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Jan 28, 2009 10:39 |  #14

Thanks for the input everyone. Much Appreciated

viet, that is what attracted me to that one, but I think right now until my skills improve I will go with one of the lower cost models mentioned here as I just can't see paying an extra $200 plus.

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Jan 28, 2009 10:40 |  #15

viet wrote in post #7205200 (external link)
I've seen the TriCoast's version from Denys. It is very well constructed and collapsible like an umbrella type softbox, which is a big plus if you don't want to fumble with rods and all that from the Morris version.

Can you post a link to the TriCoast version?




  
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