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alexanderferdinand

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Lastolite Octabox 102cm with which boom stand?
« on: October 04, 2013, 04:26:31 PM »
After using my new Octa from Lastolite with the "normal" straight stand I have got in a set with my much smaller Ezybox, I realized, I need something with a counterweight.
I use it with the speedlight bracket, the LL2701 for 1 or 2 speedlights.
My shortlist contains 2 versions of the Manfrotto 420: 420b or 420csu.
Will the 420b enough, or is this box too heavy and I need the 420csu?
The difference in cost doesnt matter so much as I like to buy and have fun, not fiddling around with just a bit too small/lightweight gear.
On the other way, when I have to carry this stand to another place, it would be nice to have the version with less weight.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
« Last Edit: October 04, 2013, 04:30:01 PM by alexanderferdinand »
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Lastolite Octabox 102cm with which boom stand?
« on: October 04, 2013, 04:26:31 PM »

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Re: Lastolite Octabox 102cm with which boom stand?
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2013, 07:17:46 PM »
I don't know if this is a directly useful answer but I have a pair of Lastolite 24" Ezyboxes which are balanced on their stands by the (8 AA) battery packs for the flashes; They're on rods about 20 inches long.  I did it for convenience rather than out of a specific need to balance anything, but it worked out ok.

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Re: Lastolite Octabox 102cm with which boom stand?
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2013, 08:16:36 PM »
So a rod in the conterdirection of the box?
Hm. Nice idea.
Maybe I can use the hole for the umbrella.
I check it- tomorrow.
Thank you.
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Re: Lastolite Octabox 102cm with which boom stand?
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2013, 09:38:26 PM »
That's what I did; I'll get a photo later this evening.

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Re: Lastolite Octabox 102cm with which boom stand?
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2013, 05:46:33 PM »
Like this.  Being a little obsessive I plan to get a proper piece of tube to fit the hole in the bracket, and to have made threaded extensions for them so I can retain the batteries with a wingnut or something.

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Re: Lastolite Octabox 102cm with which boom stand?
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2013, 09:25:51 PM »
That is genius! Thanks Jim.
Too often we lose sight of the fact that photography is about capturing light, if we have the ability to take control of that light then we grow exponentially as photographers. More often than not the image is not about lens speed, sensor size, MP's or AF, it is about the light.

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Re: Lastolite Octabox 102cm with which boom stand?
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2013, 09:39:34 PM »
That is genius! Thanks Jim.

You're welcome!  I don't know if it's novel or not but it seems to work ok.

Jim
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Re: Lastolite Octabox 102cm with which boom stand?
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Re: Lastolite Octabox 102cm with which boom stand?
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2013, 02:10:16 AM »
A real good idea,thank you for the pictures.
And it gives an answer too how to fix the CP E4s without harming their cables.
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Re: Lastolite Octabox 102cm with which boom stand?
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2013, 02:10:16 AM »