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128 pages

Minimalist Lighting, Professional Techniques for Studio Photography

Creator: Kirk Tuck | Photography - 2009-04-01

My basic studio kit for portraits is based around two Alien Bees B800 flash units (as of 2008 cost, these are $279 each) and one ... Basically, I was trying to preserve my Profoto lights and viewed the Alien Bees units as expendables.

Publisher: Amherst Media

About this book
Photographers learn how to create amazing photography with this simple, basic, money-saving approach to working in the studio. While exploring available lighting and equipment, this reference tackles the concerns of studio photographers regarding too much gear, not enough space, and a strict budget and offers alternative techniques for photographing subjects. Tips for how to set up a studio in a limited amount of space, what kind of equipment works best for different effects, and finding great tools for budget prices make this a truly comprehensive reference.



128 pages

Jeff Smith's Lighting for Outdoor & Location Portrait Photography

Creator: Jeff Smith | 2007-06-01

A flash tube for my Alien Bees costs about $30, as opposed to the $150 to $200 for the other brands of lights I use. Don't sell your current lighting equipment to buy Alien Bees, but when you are in the market for new lights, ...

Publisher: Amherst Media

About this book
Shattering the notion that location lighting has to be difficult, inconvenient, or compromised in its quality, this resource provides guidance on how to create unique and personalized images shot in parks, on city streets, at sports arenas, in workplaces, or in a client’s home. With an overview of equipment and a discussion on the essential tools for a shoot, this guide walks photographers through the creation of dozens of location images—from casual headshots to full-length, formally posed portraits. With strategies for meeting lighting challenges found outside of the studio—from evaluating existing light to modifying or supplementing light as needed—this book will help photographers shoot confidently by developing a plan for creating professional-quality location portraits.



128 pages

Rangefinder's Professional Photography, Techniques And Images from the Pages of Rangefinder Magazine

Creator: Bill Hurter | 2006-10-28

estiny was created with an AlienBees 1600 with a standard 7-inch reflector, fired into a Superior Arctic White seamless ... The Camera: Sigma SD-9 Lens: 50mm Sigma f/2.8 macro/portrait Lighting: Alien Bees 800 with 7-inch reflector; ...

Publisher: Amherst Media

About this book
The best images by the best photographers from around the world are featured in this collection that reflects the pinnacle of contemporary photography, both in terms of technical skill and creative ingenuity. Appealing to photographers of all levels, this book includes images from all genres of photography—from wedding and fashion to portrait and product—as well as more than 100 instructive articles. In each chapter, the images and techniques are thematically grouped to provide for rapid learning and easy cross-referencing. The breadth of topics, the high quality of the images, the technical skills required to create them, and the sheer creativity reflected in each shot, makes this collection an essential addition to any photographer's library.


Flashes and Flash Accessories Directory

AlienBees
AlienBees Overview. Weather you’re a budding photographer or a seasoned professional getting the right lights for your studio is very important and I am going to ...

AlienBees: Illuminating the Galaxy with Professional ...
Studio Lighting for Professional Photographers - Factory Direct Sales of AlienBees, White Lightning, Zeus and Einstein Flash Units and Accessories designed by Paul C ...

Paul C. Buff - CyberSync Trigger Transmitter
With the CyberSync™ system, the CST Trigger Transmitter serves as the transmitter at the camera position. You will need at least one receiver for your setup or you ...

Paul C. Buff - Packages
Packages and Discounts for Paul C. Buff Flash Units and Accessories

Paul C. Buff - AlienBees B1600
Illuminating the Galaxy - the small and mighty AlienBees flash units by Paul C. Buff - the most popular flash units in the universe


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  • Neewer

    Strobe Studio Flash Light Kit 900W - Photographic Lighting - Strobes, Barn Doors, Light Stands, Triggers, Umbrellas, Soft Box

    Photography (Neewer)

    Rating (96 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Neewer

    Not bad for $400, folks.

    I am a semi-professional photographer, and I was looking for some lightweight, cheap strobes of decent power. These are budget strobes from the get-go, if you want professional products, you have to pay professional prices. Look at Broncolor or Profoto if you want high quality. Everything was well packed, but one of my strobes was dead on arrival. Sent it out, received it back in about a week. The plastic on everything is about average to better quality, nothing to call home about, but it gets the job done. I'll go down a list of the items.The strobes are adequately powerful for shooting through an umbrella or softbox in sub-7 ft distances at around 1/200 and f/8 at minimum power. The dial in the back has a 2-stop variability. This is NOT a lot of latitude when shooting, but it's not a make-or-break kind of thing for me. I calculated this simply by shooting at f/8 on minimum power and checking the histogram until it matched up, and it matched at f/16... 5/5 Jimmy Lamont (Tampa, Florida) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Strobe Studio Flash Light Kit 900W - Photographic Lighting - Strobes, Barn Doors, Light Stands, Triggers, Umbrellas, Soft Box (Electronics) I am a semi-professional photographer, and I was looking for some lightweight, cheap strobes of decent power. These are budget strobes from the get-go, if you want professional products, you have to pay professional prices. Look at Broncolor or Profoto if you want high quality. Everything was well packed, but one of my strobes was dead on arrival. Sent it out, received it back in about a week. The plastic on everything is about average to better quality, nothing to call home about, but it gets the job done. I'll go down a list of the items.The strobes are adequately powerful for shooting through an umbrella or softbox in sub-7 ft distances at around 1/200 and f/8 at minimum power. The dial in the back has a 2-stop variability. This is NOT a lot of latitude when shooting, but it's not a make-or-break kind of thing for me. I calculated this simply by shooting at f/8 on minimum power and checking the histogram until it matched up, and it matched at f/16... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 19, 2010

    Excellent value with a few minor qubbles

    I needed a simple 'LIGHT' and portable studio to cart around for outside my studio shoots.This is one heck of a value and you cannot go wrong.I am amazed it is so inexpensive.The strobes are fast recharging and the quality for the money is excellent.If you want studio grade, you will need a fat wallet and a strong back. There is no reason to buy a $2000 set to bang around other than for ego.Let me address the 'quibbles' others have mentioned.1) Diffusor assembly. Keep the diffusor boxes assembled and you will only have to put them together one time. Who wants to keep reassembling them anyway - time is wasted on a shoot doing this. Take your time putting them together. It takes only a few minutes. They are simple to put together and do not need instructions (fat end of rods go in the strobe collars). Only beef is the Velcro in the rectangular box does not have the 'other half' to stabilize the ribs. So I went to the... 5/5 William - See all my reviews This review is from: Strobe Studio Flash Light Kit 900W - Photographic Lighting - Strobes, Barn Doors, Light Stands, Triggers, Umbrellas, Soft Box (Electronics) I needed a simple 'LIGHT' and portable studio to cart around for outside my studio shoots.This is one heck of a value and you cannot go wrong.I am amazed it is so inexpensive.The strobes are fast recharging and the quality for the money is excellent.If you want studio grade, you will need a fat wallet and a strong back. There is no reason to buy a $2000 set to bang around other than for ego.Let me address the 'quibbles' others have mentioned.1) Diffusor assembly. Keep the diffusor boxes assembled and you will only have to put them together one time. Who wants to keep reassembling them anyway - time is wasted on a shoot doing this. Take your time putting them together. It takes only a few minutes. They are simple to put together and do not need instructions (fat end of rods go in the strobe collars). Only beef is the Velcro in the rectangular box does not have the 'other half' to stabilize the ribs. So I went to the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 5, 2011

    900w Neewer kit

    0 4/5 Phot_newbee - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) Bought this kit along with some other equipment to shot a friends senior portraits. I'm having a lot of fun with them. They are not built to pro quality but, they are not pro priced.Everything went together well, flashes work in master and slave mode quite well. With the trigger on my D90 I can use a sync speed of 1/160 of a second. I use 1/125 just to be on the safe side. Everything in the kit is pretty intuitive and no instructions are really needed. Where would the challenge be if they told you everything you need to know!If you are going to make a living with Photography, not probably the set for you. If you are doing light work and a home studio on a budget, this is perfect. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 7, 2011
    List Price: $578.95
    100% BRAND NEW
    Professional Studio Lighting Kit 900W
    Three 300W lights and tons of accessories
    This professional kit is perfect for advertising products, photo-art, industrial
    1 Year Warranty


  • Fotodiox Inc.

    Fotodiox Pro Octagon Softbox, 60" with Speedring for Alien Bees Strobe Light

    Photography (Fotodiox Inc.)

    Rating (156 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Fotodiox Inc.

    Provides excellent light, packs small, and is extremely well made and durable

    Customer Video Review Length:: 2:34 MinsI was very happy when I received this softbox, along with another Fotodiox softbox which I will be reviewing separately, as a gift. It provides excellent light, packs very flat, and is extremely well made and durable. Best part is, it's huge. With a 400 Watt studio light I can light whole people with that excellent, wraparound light that you get from a softbox. And, since it is very transportable I can take it this outstanding modifier wherever I go. It's like having portable sunlight!My only "issue" was that it took a bit longer to set up than I would like. The annoyance is you need to feed eight metal rods into the adapter and they can get jumbled up as you are trying to do that. At home it's not that big an issue but if I'm setting up in front of someone the last thing I want them to see is me wrestling with equipment. Fortunately I was able to come up with a simple and inexpensive fix that allows me to go from bag to completely set up... 5/5 Bob Tobias "Robert Tobias" (Arlington, VA USA) - See all my reviews, May 21, 2012

    48" Fotodiox Octobox

    I'm writing this review after 3 months of use and it's still the best bang for your buck you can get. The quality was a lot better than I expected. The material is very strong and has a nice inner diffuser. Although I don't like the connections they use for the inner diffuser, I'll probably replace those clips. It doesn't come with instructions, but it doesn't take an engineering degree to understand exactly how it works. I wonder if these people also have problems using common umbrellas. It is a little heavy paired with my Alien Bee 800 so a medium duty light stand is a must. Anyone complaining about this deal needs to take their $35 bucks back and go put it towards a $1000 Elinchrom Octobox. I see the potential for poking the rods through the seams, but if you don't act like the Hulk I'm sure I'll be fine and even if you do it's an easy fix. I gave it 5 stars because I didn't buy a Kia and expect it to be a Mercedes, however there are still millions of happy Kia owners. Buy it... 5/5 Charles Edward - See all my reviews This review is from: Fotodiox Pro Octagon Softbox, 48" with Speedring for Alien Bees Strobe Light (Electronics) I'm writing this review after 3 months of use and it's still the best bang for your buck you can get. The quality was a lot better than I expected. The material is very strong and has a nice inner diffuser. Although I don't like the connections they use for the inner diffuser, I'll probably replace those clips. It doesn't come with instructions, but it doesn't take an engineering degree to understand exactly how it works. I wonder if these people also have problems using common umbrellas. It is a little heavy paired with my Alien Bee 800 so a medium duty light stand is a must. Anyone complaining about this deal needs to take their $35 bucks back and go put it towards a $1000 Elinchrom Octobox. I see the potential for poking the rods through the seams, but if you don't act like the Hulk I'm sure I'll be fine and even if you do it's an easy fix. I gave it 5 stars because I didn't buy a Kia and expect it to be a Mercedes, however there are still millions of happy Kia owners. Buy it... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 29, 2011

    Great big softbox. Hard set up. Good results.

    Customer Video Review Length:: 4:20 MinsRecently, I've been trying to find ways to improve my photography at my home studio. In the past, I used my new Alien Bee 800 with either a shoot-through or a reflective umbrella. The results were not too good using a white wall as a background. Hard shadows affected the composition of the portrait and faces always ended up a bit shiny. So I decided to invest in a good but affordable softbox. I went to Amazon and decided on the Fotodiox Pro 48" Octagon Softbox based on good reviews and price (only $50).As usual, after buying a new piece of equipment or accessory, I recorded a video review of the product so other potential buyers can benefit from it. I had to split my videos into two parts due to length. You can find both of them in my youtube channel. I posted part 2 here in Amazon because it includes the review section.Let's start with the materials. The main part of the softbox is made of heavy duty leather-ish heat resistant... 4/5 debaserphoto - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Fotodiox Pro Octagon Softbox, 48" with Speedring for Alien Bees Strobe Light (Electronics), February 27, 2014
    List Price: $56.95
    Features an inner baffle and outer diffusive cover for an even light throw
    Pro-grade, heat-resistant, & reflective fabric
    Includes a 24 month manufacturer warranty
    Rotating speedring with thumb-screw lock
    Sealable venting for use with modeling lamp or continuous lighting source


  • Neewer

    NEEWER 750W Professional Photographic Studio Strobe Flash Light Kit - Barn Door, Soft Box, Umbrellas, Stands, Lamps, Trigger & More

    Photography (Neewer)

    Rating (37 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Neewer

    Awesome Kit

    0 4/5 Stephan Michael Photography "Stephan M. Espinoza" (Houston, TX) - See all my reviews This review is from: NEEWER 750W Professional Photographic Studio Strobe Flash Light Kit - Barn Door, Soft Box, Umbrellas, Stands, Lamps, Trigger & More (Electronics) As a photographer I'm getting more into studio and i was looking for a cheep kit i can travel with. I got this kit thinking it will be ok for the price. And I will have to say I was amazed! you get a great product for the price you pay! Only down side i wish it came with 3 wireless triggers for all the flashes. & one of the flashes moon light control is a little stiff but works. But the seller has been great and is working with me to correct the little things.last 2 photo shoots have already payed for the kit and it still works great! 0, October 14, 2011

    750w strobe kit

    This is a great starter kit! Great if you are just getting into studio photography. My thoughts on each item:The strobes worked fine .. nothing much to say here untill i have had them alittle longer to see how they perform. It comes with some long power cords. you shouldnt have a issue plugging them in where you want.The package comes with 2 umbrellas and 2 softboxes which was in perfect condition. You do have to assemble the softboxes but be careful when doing so because it is not the "highest" of quality.Barn door came fine, a few scratches but its doesnt bother me. The gels had smudges all over them but i just got a cloth and wiped them down. The trigger set worked fine with no issues yet.The stands are cheap.. And i mean cheap. I would suggest buying some other stands even if you are using them inside or get sand bags. For the priced i paid for this package you would think the stands would be decent but they aren'tThe bag... 5/5 Brandon - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: NEEWER 750W Professional Photographic Studio Strobe Flash Light Kit - Barn Door, Soft Box, Umbrellas, Stands, Lamps, Trigger & More (Electronics) This is a great starter kit! Great if you are just getting into studio photography. My thoughts on each item:The strobes worked fine .. nothing much to say here untill i have had them alittle longer to see how they perform. It comes with some long power cords. you shouldnt have a issue plugging them in where you want.The package comes with 2 umbrellas and 2 softboxes which was in perfect condition. You do have to assemble the softboxes but be careful when doing so because it is not the "highest" of quality.Barn door came fine, a few scratches but its doesnt bother me. The gels had smudges all over them but i just got a cloth and wiped them down. The trigger set worked fine with no issues yet.The stands are cheap.. And i mean cheap. I would suggest buying some other stands even if you are using them inside or get sand bags. For the priced i paid for this package you would think the stands would be decent but they aren'tThe bag... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 4, 2013

    FAIR VALUE...for a OK price

    0 3/5 chinee - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: NEEWER 750W Professional Photographic Studio Strobe Flash Light Kit - Barn Door, Soft Box, Umbrellas, Stands, Lamps, Trigger & More (Electronics) Nice starter kit,make sure that you confirm receipt of carrying case.Light stands are too light for "this kit" will need some weight to remain steady. can easily fall, if fully extendedAlso,two out the three stands were stuck upon delivery and unable to open/expand unless forced with the use of pliers etc...which happens repeatedly when collapsed. I had to use a piece of masking tape to stop it from collapsing totally.Lights are a little slow to recycle but you get used to it with the help of the buzzer... and works well with the triggers and with the various control options.Umbrellas are cute almost a joke, VERY inferior... invest in an upgrade IMMEDIATELY,if going to be used repeatedly. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 8, 2011
    List Price: $519.95
    Price: $281.96
    You Save: $237.99 (46%)
    1 Year warranty
    Complete kit at an incredible price!
    Excellent for professionals or ameture photographers alike.
    This professional kit is perfect for advertising products, photo-art, industrial, scientific and technical photography, photographic reproduction
    All items in kit are brand new!


  • Cowboy Studio

    Cowboystudio 400 Watt Photography Studio Monolight, Studio Strobe Light with 75 W Model Lamp

    Photography (Cowboy Studio)

    Rating (71 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Cowboy Studio

    two years later...still very happy

    Before you read the review, I'd like to point out that many of Cowboystudio's products contain five-star reviews written by a ringers - probably the vendor herself. If you look at other reviews written by these users you will notice that all their reviews are for Cowboystudio products, all are glowing 5-star reviews, and the "story" in the reviews are completely inconsistent with each other. While this practice doesn't violate Amazon's policies, it is unethical and misleading. While looking at other Cowboystudio products I have discovered at least two such users with about 30 or so reviews, all for Cowboystudio products, all 5-stars, all absolutely ecstatic about their purchase, and all with inconsistent stories - in one the reviewer claims to be an experienced semi-pro, while in another a first-time photographer. I'm not saying all the products are bad, in fact I gave this one a 5-star review myself and will be buying several more of these heads, I'm just saying buyer beware and... 5/5 blarg (Houston) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Cowboystudio 400 Watt Photography Studio Monolight, Studio Strobe Light with 75 W Model Lamp (Electronics) Before you read the review, I'd like to point out that many of Cowboystudio's products contain five-star reviews written by a ringers - probably the vendor herself. If you look at other reviews written by these users you will notice that all their reviews are for Cowboystudio products, all are glowing 5-star reviews, and the "story" in the reviews are completely inconsistent with each other. While this practice doesn't violate Amazon's policies, it is unethical and misleading. While looking at other Cowboystudio products I have discovered at least two such users with about 30 or so reviews, all for Cowboystudio products, all 5-stars, all absolutely ecstatic about their purchase, and all with inconsistent stories - in one the reviewer claims to be an experienced semi-pro, while in another a first-time photographer. I'm not saying all the products are bad, in fact I gave this one a 5-star review myself and will be buying several more of these heads, I'm just saying buyer beware and... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 4, 2012

    Fantastic Value and build quality but not 400 w/s

    I was doing research on trying to find an inexpensive alternative for a strobe that we would use on a college campus in the photo dept. Budget is always a concern and I wanted an inexpensive light that would serve us for head shots, more serious environmental portraits, occasional product shoots, and whatever else comes up.I bought this after reading many reviews and some guy that blogged about it. I found the light to be everything that was advertised. I was looking at Alien Bees as an alternative but the big drawback for me on all their stuff is their build construction as it pertains to how the speed rings attach to the front of the units. You can't use a very large light bank with any WL or AB product as if it's too heavy (or windy) the bank will tear right off the front of the strobe, sometimes taking with it the flashtube and modeling light.These are built right with all metal hardware where it connects to the stand, and it uses a standard Bowens... 4/5 Patrick M. Racey (Knoxville, TN) - See all my reviews, November 3, 2011

    Built well.. but not that well... and not super bright.

    EDIT AT THE BOTTOM*** The cheaper 300 Watt light I bought along with this one is easily brighter at full blast. This light is built quite well, but if you use a really big light modifier (like a 70 inch octagon softbox) do not count on the plastic handle on the rear to do the job you expect it to. Mine, after one use, is showing signs of breaking off and it actually flexes the rear control plate in a sure to soon make this into a paperweight kind of way.The Bowens style mount is nice but know that when you buy this monolight you will need to have at least a "Bowens Standard Reflector" (search it) attached to the front unless you want your barebulb hanging out there.So after all that griping... I like the cooling fan, digital power output, features for slave selection and audible ready. The lower mount has no problem holding a lot of weight, and the head shows no sign of failure from large softboxes dancing on it.Worth the price? Sure but know... 2/5 Kurtis M. Miller (North Georgia USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Cowboystudio 400 Watt Photography Studio Monolight, Studio Strobe Light with 75 W Model Lamp (Electronics) EDIT AT THE BOTTOM*** The cheaper 300 Watt light I bought along with this one is easily brighter at full blast. This light is built quite well, but if you use a really big light modifier (like a 70 inch octagon softbox) do not count on the plastic handle on the rear to do the job you expect it to. Mine, after one use, is showing signs of breaking off and it actually flexes the rear control plate in a sure to soon make this into a paperweight kind of way.The Bowens style mount is nice but know that when you buy this monolight you will need to have at least a "Bowens Standard Reflector" (search it) attached to the front unless you want your barebulb hanging out there.So after all that griping... I like the cooling fan, digital power output, features for slave selection and audible ready. The lower mount has no problem holding a lot of weight, and the head shows no sign of failure from large softboxes dancing on it.Worth the price? Sure but know... Read more, August 19, 2012
    List Price: $150.00
    This strobe comes with 3 colors, red, blue and grey
    It is a one 400 Watt second strobe light.


  • Visico

    EINSTEIN 95cm Octagonal Softbox w Honeycomb Grid AlienBee AlienBees

    Photography (Visico)

    Guaranteed to 100% lock in Einstein Flash
    Includes Honeycomb Grid
    Visico® brand
    Metal speed ring w replaceable O6 6" mounting flange.
    Includes inner baffle (diffuser) & nylon carrying case.


  • Fotodiox Inc.

    Fotodiox Pro Octagon Softbox, 48" with Speedring for Alien Bees Strobe Light

    Photography (Fotodiox Inc.)

    Rating (156 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Fotodiox Inc.

    Provides excellent light, packs small, and is extremely well made and durable

    Customer Video Review Length:: 2:34 MinsI was very happy when I received this softbox, along with another Fotodiox softbox which I will be reviewing separately, as a gift. It provides excellent light, packs very flat, and is extremely well made and durable. Best part is, it's huge. With a 400 Watt studio light I can light whole people with that excellent, wraparound light that you get from a softbox. And, since it is very transportable I can take it this outstanding modifier wherever I go. It's like having portable sunlight!My only "issue" was that it took a bit longer to set up than I would like. The annoyance is you need to feed eight metal rods into the adapter and they can get jumbled up as you are trying to do that. At home it's not that big an issue but if I'm setting up in front of someone the last thing I want them to see is me wrestling with equipment. Fortunately I was able to come up with a simple and inexpensive fix that allows me to go from bag to completely set up... 5/5 Bob Tobias "Robert Tobias" (Arlington, VA USA) - See all my reviews, May 21, 2012

    48" Fotodiox Octobox

    I'm writing this review after 3 months of use and it's still the best bang for your buck you can get. The quality was a lot better than I expected. The material is very strong and has a nice inner diffuser. Although I don't like the connections they use for the inner diffuser, I'll probably replace those clips. It doesn't come with instructions, but it doesn't take an engineering degree to understand exactly how it works. I wonder if these people also have problems using common umbrellas. It is a little heavy paired with my Alien Bee 800 so a medium duty light stand is a must. Anyone complaining about this deal needs to take their $35 bucks back and go put it towards a $1000 Elinchrom Octobox. I see the potential for poking the rods through the seams, but if you don't act like the Hulk I'm sure I'll be fine and even if you do it's an easy fix. I gave it 5 stars because I didn't buy a Kia and expect it to be a Mercedes, however there are still millions of happy Kia owners. Buy it... 5/5 Charles Edward - See all my reviews This review is from: Fotodiox Pro Octagon Softbox, 48" with Speedring for Alien Bees Strobe Light (Electronics) I'm writing this review after 3 months of use and it's still the best bang for your buck you can get. The quality was a lot better than I expected. The material is very strong and has a nice inner diffuser. Although I don't like the connections they use for the inner diffuser, I'll probably replace those clips. It doesn't come with instructions, but it doesn't take an engineering degree to understand exactly how it works. I wonder if these people also have problems using common umbrellas. It is a little heavy paired with my Alien Bee 800 so a medium duty light stand is a must. Anyone complaining about this deal needs to take their $35 bucks back and go put it towards a $1000 Elinchrom Octobox. I see the potential for poking the rods through the seams, but if you don't act like the Hulk I'm sure I'll be fine and even if you do it's an easy fix. I gave it 5 stars because I didn't buy a Kia and expect it to be a Mercedes, however there are still millions of happy Kia owners. Buy it... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 29, 2011

    Great big softbox. Hard set up. Good results.

    Customer Video Review Length:: 4:20 MinsRecently, I've been trying to find ways to improve my photography at my home studio. In the past, I used my new Alien Bee 800 with either a shoot-through or a reflective umbrella. The results were not too good using a white wall as a background. Hard shadows affected the composition of the portrait and faces always ended up a bit shiny. So I decided to invest in a good but affordable softbox. I went to Amazon and decided on the Fotodiox Pro 48" Octagon Softbox based on good reviews and price (only $50).As usual, after buying a new piece of equipment or accessory, I recorded a video review of the product so other potential buyers can benefit from it. I had to split my videos into two parts due to length. You can find both of them in my youtube channel. I posted part 2 here in Amazon because it includes the review section.Let's start with the materials. The main part of the softbox is made of heavy duty leather-ish heat resistant... 4/5 debaserphoto - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Fotodiox Pro Octagon Softbox, 48" with Speedring for Alien Bees Strobe Light (Electronics), February 27, 2014
    List Price: $50.95
    Pro-grade, heat-resistant, & reflective fabric
    Features an inner baffle and outer diffusive cover for an even light throw
    Rotating speedring with thumb-screw lock
    Includes a 24 month manufacturer warranty
    Sealable venting for use with modeling lamp or continuous lighting source


  • DTX International, Inc

    Square Perfect 5080 SP3500 FLASH KIT Complete Portrait Studio Kit with Flashes Softboxes Gels and Barn Door

    Photography (DTX International, Inc)
    List Price: $1,149.95

    Umbrella, backdrops, barn door, gels, snoot
    (1) Synch Flash B (45-Watt/Second); (1) Carry case
    (3) Professional Duty Aluminum Light Stands
    (1) Two Channel Radio Trigger, Receiver, and Sync Cord
    (2) Professional Studio Strobes; (2) 20 inch x 28 inch soft boxes


  • Yanyee International, Inc.

    CowboyStudio Snoot with Color Gel & Honeycomb Grid for AlienBees AlienBee Alien Bee, M-31 Snoot AlienBee

    Photography (Yanyee International, Inc.)

    Rating (2 reviews):
    (3.5/5)
    Yanyee International, Inc.

    Perfect snoot!

    0 5/5 Lillian Rae - See all my reviews This review is from: CowboyStudio Snoot with Color Gel & Honeycomb Grid for AlienBees AlienBee Alien Bee, M-31 Snoot AlienBee (Electronics) I love this snoot for AlienBee strobes! I love playing around with my lights and trying out different effects, and this definitely comes in handy. The snoot itself is great, but the honeycomb grid and color gels that come with it are an added bonus. It saves a lot of time when you don't have to use Photoshop!! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 30, 2014

    So-So.......

    0 2/5 h mark leighty - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: CowboyStudio Snoot with Color Gel & Honeycomb Grid for AlienBees AlienBee Alien Bee, M-31 Snoot AlienBee (Electronics) Quality of product is okay, but filter cap does not snap onto snoot and stay in place. Had to duct tape it on. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 13, 2014
    List Price: $32.00
    Length 9 3/4 inches, Base Diameter 7 inches, Top Diameter: 2 3/4inches
    Made from sturdy black plastic with a metal lining
    Fits Alien Bees, Balcar, White Lightning.
    Includes Balcar / Alienbees mount.
    One (1) Alienbee style snoot, One (1) Set of color gels (Red, Yellow, Green, Blue), One (1) Honeycomb Grid set


  • Fotodiox Inc.

    Fotodiox 11-Soft-Kick-AB Fotodiox Pro 20-Inchx30-Inch Back Light Softbox, Ideal for Backdrop Kicker Light fits Alien Bees, Alienbees, Strobe Light B400, B800, B1600, Background - Black

    Photography (Fotodiox Inc.)

    Rating (9 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    Fotodiox Inc.

    Nice fill box

    0 5/5 James A. Jacob "Jim" (Kansas City, KS) - See all my reviews, July 2, 2014

    Good design, but I had to return it.

    0 3/5 E. Budeshefsky (FPO, AP United States) - See all my reviews, April 15, 2014

    My secret weapon

    0 5/5 BannerKingz - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Fotodiox 11-Soft-Kick-AB Fotodiox Pro 20-Inchx30-Inch Back Light Softbox, Ideal for Backdrop Kicker Light fits Alien Bees, Alienbees, Strobe Light B400, B800, B1600, Background - Black (Electronics) This thing is the absolute Shizzzznit!!!! Perfect little tool every studio should have one of these. Easy to assemble and break down. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 12, 2014
    List Price: $199.95
    Price: $49.95
    You Save: $150.00 (75%)
    20x30" Kick light softbox
    Perfect Kick light solution, large enough for background light
    Adjustable lighting angle
    Instant Installation, and foldable for storage
    24 Month Manufacture Warranty


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    Super Bee [Explicit]

    Digital Music Track (Alien Snatch/No Balls)


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