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Dec 04, 2010 19:21 |  #1

hi guys

for those who have experience using varied sizes stripbox....i know it would be best to have varied sizes but if you were to buy just 1, which one in your experience is more useful (i know it all depends on how youre going to use it but more of a general note) a 12inch x 36inch or a 12x70 inch?

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Dec 04, 2010 20:00 |  #2

Bigger one for full length. I got 36" AB one and I wish it was atleast 60". I can make big one smaller by flagging it.


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Dec 04, 2010 20:14 |  #3

thanks for chiming in bobby....


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Dec 04, 2010 21:12 |  #4

12 x 56 is a good middle of the road option. You can always flag it smaller if you want.




  
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Dec 04, 2010 21:19 as a reply to  @ HeadShotz's post |  #5

I have 9" x 36" and 14" x 55" strip boxes and use them both a lot. If I was only going to have one I would pick the larger because it's more versatile.

I should also mention that I rarely use strip boxes without grids and I would recommend that the strip you get either comes with a grid or that there is one available.

I use the smaller strip mostly for a hair and small accent light. The larger strip gets used as a main light, a fill light, edge light and hair light.


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Dec 04, 2010 21:23 |  #6

great inputs thanks guys....


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Dec 05, 2010 00:03 |  #7

I only ever use a gridded strip box as a hair light so the 12x36 suits me well. I'd opt for a 70" so I could shoot more than two people and use it as a fill or even main for a full body portrait. So now that's another modifier I have to get. :)




  
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Dec 05, 2010 00:22 |  #8

personally i prefer the larger strip box, as Bobby said you can always flag it to make it smaller, but i do see a use for a smaller one, just not as versatile


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