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Nov 13, 2010 09:54 |  #1

I am looking at this 47" foldable octabox from Paul C Buff. Is it me or is the price of $170 a little steep for what you get? Is the price based on the portability of the octa? Anyone have this octa that can chime in..




  
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Nov 13, 2010 11:20 |  #2

Probably the foldable part. And I assume it comes with grids for that price. Grids can be expensive. I have photoflex 5' one and it was $280 without the speed ring and grids.


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Nov 13, 2010 11:50 |  #3

It's actually one of the lower priced manufacturer branded octaboxes out there. There are cheaper alternatives on ebay, but you face questionable build and light quality.




  
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Nov 13, 2010 11:55 |  #4

It's very nicely built...I dont think the price is out of line at all. You get what you pay for in my opinion. This box assembles in a matter of 2 mins or so. I say buy it!


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Nov 13, 2010 12:30 |  #5

bobbyz wrote in post #11277220 (external link)
Probably the foldable part. And I assume it comes with grids for that price. Grids can be expensive. I have photoflex 5' one and it was $280 without the speed ring and grids.

This 47" octa comes with the speedring, but no grids. It must be the build quality plus the portability for the price. I guess that equals "add to cart". Thanks for the input all!




  
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Nov 13, 2010 12:47 |  #6

OWSIU wrote in post #11277369 (external link)
It's actually one of the lower priced manufacturer branded octaboxes out there. There are cheaper alternatives on ebay, but you face questionable build and light quality.

i purchased a Visico octobox 95cm for less than $80 bux on ebay. this came with speedring, octobox, inner diffuser, outer diffuser, and grid. second time i used it just one of the elastic rings that holds the inner diffuser ripped so i just hooked it to the rod and it still works. the quality of light was great for the price.


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Nov 13, 2010 14:27 as a reply to  @ octospit's post |  #7

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The 47" octal is one of my favorites. Get the grid too, it's well worth the extra money.


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Nov 13, 2010 14:54 |  #8

I got a visico octobox as well, add a bowens speedring and you can have the thing ready to go in under a minute and save a few pennies.


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Nov 13, 2010 15:47 |  #9

Just shot a series using the 47" octobox today! Very useful, and fast to set up.


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Nov 13, 2010 18:28 as a reply to  @ kickmaster's post |  #10

I use it all the time as well and recommend it. Very easy to set up and nice light. Get the grid too.


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Nov 13, 2010 20:07 |  #11

Thanks for the info All. I guess you get what you pay for is right most of the time. thanks!




  
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