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jffuerte
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Apr 06, 2010 02:38 |  #1

I just started looking into off camera flash and ordered a couple YN460 II's and a few sets of the RF602's. I also already own a 430EX II. I thought I would start with this route for portability as I do not have a lot of space to setup any strobes like the Genesis 200/400 sets. I also wants to do some cross lighting outdoors.

I was wondering what people would recommend for a starter umbrella/softbox setup? I was thinking of running an couple umbrellas, or an umbrella/softbox combo and maybe a 3rd flash for a hairlight if needed. I saw that some ppl suggest the Impact 2 umbrella set on BH for about $100. Any other suggestions? I was looking at some DIY ideas but thought I'd start with a good basic setup for now. Thanks!


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Apr 06, 2010 02:44 |  #2

I would also recommend the Impact set from B&H. The only real downside to the kit is the umbrellas are a little on the small side, not really a big deal, you can always get larger umbrellas later.


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Apr 06, 2010 16:09 |  #3

anyone else? any good umbrella and softbox combo sets? or a cheap softbox to mount onto one of the stands when needed?


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Apr 07, 2010 00:14 |  #4

the BEST softbox I've EVER used. EVER. The build quality is identical to the comparable photoflex version.
http://www.gadgetinfin​ity.com/produc...0&cat​=0&page=1 (external link)

If you just need the box, you can buy it separately for about 25 bucks on the same site, although I do suggest getting the speedlight adapter (the cylinder looking thing on the L bracket in the picture).

14 of the 20 photos in this portfolio we're shot using it:
http://www.modelmayhem​.com/portfolio/548217/​0 (external link)

if you dont need/want to buy the whole kit, you can made your own speedlight adapter, ala David Hobby: http://strobist.blogsp​ot.com/2007/07...-soft-box.html (external link)

^^^ that's not the same speedring, but the concept still applies VERY nicely ^^^

feel free to ask any questions about this kit. i never see anything about it in reviews, so i feel like i'm the only one who owns it. people take the price as a sign of poor quality, which absolutely incorrect.


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Apr 07, 2010 01:14 |  #5

Jonathan Taylor wrote in post #9947783 (external link)
the BEST softbox I've EVER used. EVER. The build quality is identical to the comparable photoflex version.
http://www.gadgetinfin​ity.com/produc...0&cat​=0&page=1 (external link)

If you just need the box, you can buy it separately for about 25 bucks on the same site, although I do suggest getting the speedlight adapter (the cylinder looking thing on the L bracket in the picture).

14 of the 20 photos in this portfolio we're shot using it:
http://www.modelmayhem​.com/portfolio/548217/​0 (external link)

if you dont need/want to buy the whole kit, you can made your own speedlight adapter, ala David Hobby: http://strobist.blogsp​ot.com/2007/07...-soft-box.html (external link)

^^^ that's not the same speedring, but the concept still applies VERY nicely ^^^

feel free to ask any questions about this kit. i never see anything about it in reviews, so i feel like i'm the only one who owns it. people take the price as a sign of poor quality, which absolutely incorrect.

Your first and third link do not work. There are "..." in those urls if they have been shortened before you pasted.


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Apr 07, 2010 08:48 |  #6

WHOOPS! potn fail

Here is the softbox combo: http://www.gadgetinfin​ity.com …ductid=17270&ca​t=0&page=1 (external link)

Here is the softbox by itself: http://www.gadgetinfin​ity.com …ductid=17173&ca​t=0&page=1 (external link)

Here is the adapter by itself: http://www.gadgetinfin​ity.com …ductid=17267&ca​t=0&page=1 (external link)

Here is the DIY speedring adapter alternative: http://strobist.blogsp​ot.com …-speedlight-soft-box.html (external link) (again, not the same style of speedring, but the concept works exactly the same way)


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Apr 07, 2010 09:38 |  #7

Jonathan Taylor wrote in post #9949379 (external link)
WHOOPS! potn fail

Here is the softbox combo: http://www.gadgetinfin​ity.com …ductid=17270&ca​t=0&page=1 (external link)

Here is the softbox by itself: http://www.gadgetinfin​ity.com …ductid=17173&ca​t=0&page=1 (external link)

Here is the adapter by itself: http://www.gadgetinfin​ity.com …ductid=17267&ca​t=0&page=1 (external link)

Here is the DIY speedring adapter alternative: http://strobist.blogsp​ot.com …-speedlight-soft-box.html (external link) (again, not the same style of speedring, but the concept works exactly the same way)

Wow those actually look really nice. Wish I didn't order the crappy one from ebay for more money. Might have to pick up one of these and give it a go.


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Apr 07, 2010 10:01 |  #8

JT,

Oops repeat post


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Apr 07, 2010 11:02 |  #9

Thanks JT for the link. That looks like a good softbox setup. May just get the impact lighting kit and add this.


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