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Re: SOFT BOXES - BRACKETS - STANDS - MUST BUY! (say it 3 times)
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2012, 07:42:17 PM »
anything like this MORE complete for speed lights?

Not sure what you mean. Can you re-phrase your question?

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« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2012, 07:42:17 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2012, 08:36:34 PM »
Any Boom solution more complete (BOOM STAND CLAMPS WEIGHTS  HEAD, COLD SHOE SOFT BOX SPEED RING....) all in one package's
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« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2012, 09:35:54 PM »
I have several Photoflex umbrellas and highly recommend them.  Top quality and affordable.  I recently started using the 60" White Convertible (RUT60) without the black backing as a shoot-through.  It's very soft.  I used to think 60" was too big, not I wish I had started with this umbrella.

For radio triggers, I like the CowboyStudio NPT-04.  For $23 on Amazon, they're cheap and reliable.

Photoflex makes a good multi-bracket (AC-BSWCP).  SP Studio and Impact have near identical version that are cheaper and of similar quality. 

A nifty adapter for using up to three flash units on that 60" umbrella is the Interfit Tri Shoe Adapter. 

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/742155-REG/Interfit_STR141_Tri_Shoe_Adapter.html

Lastly, the Yongnuo YN-460-ii is a great manual, off-camera flash for about $45.
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« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2012, 11:23:54 PM »
That some simple good gear what do you have supporting your HUGE umbrella and strobes (3 of them on a tri bracket?)
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« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2012, 01:14:18 AM »
I use Photoflex stands, I think they're 8'.  Mine are at least ten years old and have gone up in price quite a bit (from $45 to maybe $80).  They do work well and handle the umbrella quite nicely.  I certainly recomend the Photoflex stands, but there may be cheaper alternatives.

Maybe it's not a surprise that the Photoflex stands can handle their umbrellas.  These stands may be a little on the heavy side -- which is probably a good thing.

One note, I've only used these indoors.  I don't know what it would take to keep the 60" umbrellas grounded outdoors -- or what to use for kite string.
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Re: SOFT BOXES - BRACKETS - STANDS - MUST BUY! (say it 3 times)
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2012, 03:38:32 AM »
teh only detractor i see is the CUSTOMS charge from 90% of the transits over the border.


I wonder if there is a alternate retailer.
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« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2012, 06:13:39 AM »
Where are you located and what is your budget for lighting gear?

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« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2012, 10:53:28 AM »
Budget is small probably 1200$ but ever dollar has to count so no 300$ stands only i know the will LAST but the effectors are the priority.

in theory id like 2 smaller girded soft boxes on booms and one LARGE umbrella and a octabox.

has to be speed light friendly as it seems it  mostly  studio light friendly so maybe that's a limitation.

and is why i asked my question here amongst experienced people.

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« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2012, 04:29:49 AM »
I have several Photoflex umbrellas and highly recommend them.  Top quality and affordable.  I recently started using the 60" White Convertible (RUT60) without the black backing as a shoot-through.  It's very soft.  I used to think 60" was too big, not I wish I had started with this umbrella.

For radio triggers, I like the CowboyStudio NPT-04.  For $23 on Amazon, they're cheap and reliable.

Photoflex makes a good multi-bracket (AC-BSWCP).  SP Studio and Impact have near identical version that are cheaper and of similar quality. 

A nifty adapter for using up to three flash units on that 60" umbrella is the Interfit Tri Shoe Adapter. 

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/742155-REG/Interfit_STR141_Tri_Shoe_Adapter.html

Lastly, the Yongnuo YN-460-ii is a great manual, off-camera flash for about $45.

I prefer these for mounting 3 speedlights on 1 umbrella as it spreads them out better
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/3-1-Flash-Light-Speedlight-Hot-Shoe-Adapter-Umbrella-Holder-Bracket-/120971647675?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item1c2a78dabb

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« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2012, 04:57:14 AM »
I've gotten Photflex and Chimera softboxes.... I wont ever get another Photoflex though.  They use a PVC interior coating that deteriorates.  My very old Chimera banks are still going strong.... Photoflex... has yellowed a bit, so I restrict them to monochrome use.

+1 on the chimera softbox, not cheap but it will outlast almost anything else; studio stands, Manfrotto is IMO the best value, works well and relatively cheap, Matthews is very nice as well and better finished, but IMO a bit expensive (at least here in Europe).

Don't forget that in the lighting accessories department, you can built on your own a lot of things with cheap materials, styrofoam, white nylon fabrics, aluminium foil are your best friends.... Though a good softbox an important minimum equipment.

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« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2012, 11:35:14 AM »
Thas what m looking for itemized "YOUR" choices. for  mid to low price

Say what items especially SPEED RINGS will fist what BOX and what BOOM + stand will carry its weight?

do you guys have such a setup?
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« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2012, 11:35:14 AM »