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Nov 27, 2010 09:47 as a reply to  @ post 11353134 |  #76

A beauty dish with deflector or deflector and sock is probably the next best thing to a wide angle reflector but depending on the dish it may or may not get the job done.

Regardless of how you do it, the most important thing is to produce even light and in a small space where you can't have great distance between the subject and background you need the wide coverage. Increasing the coverage without also broadening or evening out the hot spot will help but may still leave you with unwanted gradations.


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Nov 27, 2010 12:34 |  #77

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Autopoles and Superclamps are a great solution and very strong. The thing to be careful of is how you mount the Autopoles. As long as you extend them so you have a very snug fit before locking the pole in place then you'll have a very strong mount.

Obviously, don't try to use the poles with a drop ceiling or a ceiling that has no structure behind it.

I use my Autopoles and Superclamps with the Bogen 042 arm and have no trouble at all with an Elinchrom 600RX (heavier than Bees) and a 69" Octa or a 54" x 72" softbox.

You can also buy legs for AutoPoles. In our case, we have such a large (tall and wide) backdrop, the AutoPoles were the only choice available, as everything else was too short. We use it for mostly for our large green screen (videography).


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Nov 27, 2010 12:58 |  #78

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You can also buy legs for AutoPoles. In our case, we have such a large (tall and wide) backdrop, the AutoPoles were the only choice available, as everything else was too short. We use it for mostly for our large green screen (videography).

Right but most people that are using Autopoles are doing so so that they don't have the footprint or bulky tripod legs. If they're going to add the base with legs then they might as well go back to using less bulky and stronger light stands.


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Nov 27, 2010 15:08 |  #79

I just wanted to point out to people that didn't know, that you could buy legs for the Autopoles. But yeah, they take up more room. But in our case, the ceiling's so high, legs were the only option. :)


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I just wanted to point out to people that didn't know, that you could buy legs for the Autopoles. But yeah, they take up more room. But in our case, the ceiling's so high, legs were the only option. :)

How high is your ceiling? You do know that you can get extensions for the Autopoles.


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