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Old 02-08-2007   #1
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Default Took plung today, ordered ALienBees setup and lots more!

Ok so I did it, I spent a lot more then I wanted too. This is my first setup. I have been using workshop, and other people equipment. I have been saving little here and there.I was trying for $1,000 but went past that.

So this is what I ordered. The barn door fits with a minor filing to do. The stands are different, I wanted to see if the Impacts are ok, so ordered one. Sppedrings will work with Photoflex. Was $500 over what I wanted to go, but will see I guess. You guys think it will be ok for an amatuer. I might upgrade later on the AB400 to AB800, have 3 months.

AlienBees
2 x AB800
1 x AB400
2 x AB SpeedRings
1 x 10' General Purpose Lightstand
1 x Reflector Holder Arm
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$928.26

B&H
1 x Impact Heavy Duty Air Cushioned Stand 9.5'
1 x PhotoFlex Medium Softbox Q39
1 x Photoflex Large Softbox Q39
1 x Savage Widetone Seamless Paper Background 107" x 12 yards #1 Super White
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$326.05

Adorama
1 x Lowel Four Leaf Barndoor (for AB400)
1 x Rosco Color Effects Kit Ten 10" x 12" Gels
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$99.40

Calumet
1 x 13.5' Air Cushioned Lightstand
1 x Heavy Duty Background Support System
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$222.03

Grand Total: $1,574.74

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Sounds good to me! Where are you located?

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I am located in California, outside the Los Angeles area.....why, do not take my new toys.
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Some reflectors with grids would be nice, maybe 10, 20 and 30 degrees.
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I have a 5-1 reflector, reflector arm, and stand for one. Ithe strobe 20,40 are good too. like to git grides next. The are not cheap for photoflex softboxes. I also want them for strobe 30, and 40 degrees look nice.
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I meant round metal grids for your 7" or 11" round reflectors. They're great for placing a small splash or a large streak of light on backgrounds.
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I agree, had stop at $1500, was spending out of control. They are on the list to come real soon.


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