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Old 05-13-2008   #1
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Default Elinchrom Soft Box or Octa Box?

Looking to do Headshots, Portraits, and full length Elinchrom has a 53" Octabox for like $329 Is this fi ne for what I am in need of? Im using twin 600RX units. I bought the kit which came with 2 umbrellas but think I may need a softbox...
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Can I use a Softbox in conjunction with an umbrella?
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Bryan, you can use a softbox or an umbrella, but not both at the same time on the same unit; but then again why would you want to? The kit softboxes, if they are like my Dlite 4 kit, are too small for full length; for that you need a 48 inch or so. A 5' octo would be great too, and Amvona has them for 1/4 the price on ebay. You may also need the Fomex adapter ring to fit it.
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I have looked at some of those on Ebay but they ship from India the guy said..

The 53" Octabox would do well as good as a rectangular soft box correct?
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hi bryan
i have the 135 rotalux from elinchrom and also the 1 metre sq and the rectangular 130 x 50 striplight they are all exceptional softboxes, my preference is the 135 octa although the strip light is a good one, the 135 rotalux is a great softbox if you cannot afford the octa!!! now that is a superb softbox if not the best in the world, (2 mtr)
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Can I use the strip light for Modeling, Headshots, full and 3/4 length?
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I cant locate the 135 Octa Is that the 53 Inch one?
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the 130 should be good enough for this, single person!
the person on ebay from india i have purchased from if its the same (must be) you just dont receive no bag,if there copies they are bl**dy good! you can watch them i saw a 1 mtr sq go for 99p, shame i couldn't get for that
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this is the company 'the flash centre' in uk but it will give an idea
The Flash Centre - Elinchrom rotalux octagonal 135cm
this is the 53inch one
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how do you find your 600 rx's? sometimes i find them a bit powerful
have just got the triggers with usb software a great piece of kit
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I just got them...........I havent used them as of today...Im just building up my studio.
Well I know they ar epowerful but better to hav emor epower if you need correct? Plus they can be turned down I would think. I got them at a closeout price for both increadible deal.
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