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Jun 06, 2010 21:52 |  #1

So I am thinking about getting this for my location set up. At B&H there are a couple different ones.
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …th_Recessed.htm​l#features (external link)
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http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …stcott_2202.htm​l#features (external link)
I think it is the same one but can not understand why the one for $109 and the shoe mount flash bracket included is cheaper. Even if you have a AB wouldn't the cheaper one still work? Maybe I am missing something here. Thoughts?


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Jun 06, 2010 22:01 |  #2

4jallday wrote in post #10315058 (external link)
So I am thinking about getting this for my location set up. At B&H there are a couple different ones.
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …th_Recessed.htm​l#features (external link)
and
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …stcott_2202.htm​l#features (external link)
I think it is the same one but can not understand why the one for $109 and the shoe mount flash bracket included is cheaper. Even if you have a AB wouldn't the cheaper one still work? Maybe I am missing something here. Thoughts?

AB should work in either one. The one with the shoe mount bracket is a later package, so I can only figure that perhaps B&H is still selling the old stock at the same old price while Westcott has lowered the price of the newer SKU.


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Jun 06, 2010 23:50 |  #3

The more expensive one is recessed and you can fold the flaps over to create a strip light effect.


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Jun 07, 2010 01:41 |  #4

bdavis27701 wrote in post #10315587 (external link)
The more expensive one is recessed and you can fold the flaps over to create a strip light effect.


Not so. I have that one. Even if you could fold the flaps the recess is hardly enough recess to get a "strip light effect".


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Jun 07, 2010 06:19 as a reply to  @ alabama1980's post |  #5

Yes, I have the old one too. I can't see a difference in the new item that would make it cheaper.


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Jun 07, 2010 08:29 |  #6

It seems the only difference is that the $114.95 listed version is just the softbox alone... and the $109 version comes with a umbrella flash bracket. They both should be the same softbox... and I feel it should work with AB. Though I have been told this version (external link) of the softbox would work better. It's the same as the Apollo but it comes with a different support rod set-up for mono lights that allows the body of the light to be outside of the softbox allowing for easier access for adjusting settings.


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Jun 09, 2010 22:58 |  #7

alabama1980 wrote in post #10315966 (external link)
Not so. I have that one. Even if you could fold the flaps the recess is hardly enough recess to get a "strip light effect".

I was just going by what one of the reviews on the B&H site said about the recessed softbox. I have been looking at them too and couldn't tell a difference. Only difference I can see is one is labeled a recessed front and the other isn't. The photos of the product look like the same softbox.


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Jun 10, 2010 08:21 |  #8

for an extra $20 you can get a light stand
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_28_APOLLO_w_8_​STAND.html (external link)


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Jun 10, 2010 09:50 |  #9

bdavis27701 wrote in post #10335306 (external link)
I was just going by what one of the reviews on the B&H site said about the recessed softbox. I have been looking at them too and couldn't tell a difference. Only difference I can see is one is labeled a recessed front and the other isn't. The photos of the product look like the same softbox.

The front is slightly recessed--about three inches. I don't consider that really substantial--not a buying point. That's probably why it's not consistently mentioned.


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