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300 pages

Tony Northrup's Photography Buying Guide, How to Choose a Camera, Lens, Tripod, Flash & More

Creator: Tony Northrup | Photography - 2014-11-26

Paul C. Buff Alien Bees 320 Ws $1,120 $1,660 $35 Paul C. Buff Einstein 640 Ws $2,000 $2,340 $35 Elinchrom BRX 500 Ws $2,700 $2,820 $110 X Elinchrom RX 600 Ws $4,000 $4,120 $97 X Profoto Air 500 Ws $4,800 $5,100 $156 X As you ...

Publisher: Tony Northrup

About this book
 If you're a beginner photographer, this book can save you hundreds of dollars. If you're a seasoned pro, it can save you thousands. With access to over 16 HOURS of online video, this book helps you choose the best equipment for your budget and style of photography.In this book, award-winning author and photographer Tony Northrup explains explains what all your camera, flash, lens, and tripod features do, as well as which are worth paying for and which you can simply skip. Tony provides information specific to your style of photography, whether you're a casual photographer or you're serious about portraits, landscapes, sports, wildlife, weddings, or even macro.For the casual reader, Tony provides quick recommendations to allow you to get the best gear for your budget, without spending days researching. If you love camera gear, you'll be able to dive into 200 pages of detailed information covering Nikon, Canon, Sony, Micro Four-Thirds, Olympus, Samsung, Leica, Mamiya, Hasselblad, Fuji, Pentax, Tamron, Sigma, Yongnuo, PocketWizard, Phottix, Pixel King, and many other manufacturers.Camera technology changes fast, and this book keeps up. Tony updates this book several times per year, and buying the book gives you a lifetime subscription to the updated content. You'll always have an up-to-date reference on camera gear right at your fingertips.Here are just some of the topics covered in the book:What should my first camera be?Which lens should I buy?Should I buy Canon, Nikon, or Sony?Is a mirrorless camera or a DSLR better for me?Do I need a full frame camera?Is it safe to buy generic lenses and flashes?What's the best landscape photography gear?Which portrait lens and flash should I buy?What gear do I need to photograph a wedding?How can I get great wildlife shots on a budget?Which sports photography equipment should I purchase?Should I buy zooms or primes?Is image stabilization worth the extra cost?Which type of tripod should I buy?Which wireless flash system is the best for my budget?How can I save money by buying used?What kind of computer should I get for photo editing?What studio lighting equipment should I buy?When you buy this book, you'll be able to immediately read the book online. You'll also be able to download it in PDF, .mobi, and .epub formats--every popular format for your computer, tablet, smartphone, or eReader!



54 pages

Nitrome - Enemies, Alien Ants, Alien Bats, Alien Bee, Alien Birds, Alien Bulbs, Alien Liquid Dropper, Alien Missiles, Alien Pods, Alien Spinners, Alie

Creator: Source: Wikia | 2011-10

Source: Wikia.

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

About this book
Source: Wikia. Pages: 53. Chapters: Alien Ants, Alien Bats, Alien Bee, Alien Birds, Alien Bulbs, Alien Liquid Dropper, Alien Missiles, Alien Pods, Alien Spinners, Alien Squids, Alien Turtle, Antler Ape, Arachdroids, Arctic Foxes, Armored Pigs, Attack Alien Saucer, Axe, Baby Octopus Robot, Ball on Chain, Baron's Drills, Barrel Shooting Rock, Barricadebots, Basic Cyber Guard, Basic Nanobots, Bat, Beam with Teeth, Bear, Bees, Bees, Beetleknights, Beetles, Beserker Dark Thing, Big Green Creatures, Big Hat Pirate, Big Hat Pirate Ghost, Big Mouth, Big Mouth Jr., Bird, Bird Monster, Bird Serpent, Black & White Cows, Black Birds, Black Flying Bugs, Black Saws, Blamo, Blind Pirates, Blob Creature, Blocks, Blue Cows, Blue Monkey, Blue Squid, Blue Wrecking Ball, Bomb Crabs, Boombots, Boomyfants, Bouncing Green Enzymes, Bouncing One Eyed Organic Spheres, Bowlerbots, Brain Controlled Drills, Bugs, Bullets, Bunnyblades, Butterflies, Buzzblades, Buzzbots, Cannon Robot, Cannons, Carnivorous Moths, Caterpillar, Caterpillar Doodle, Centipede, Clone Scientists, Coloured All Round Walkers, Coloured Flying Bats, Coloured Worms, Crabs, Crawling Green Enzymes, Crossfire, Crusher Block, Crusher Guardian, Crying Monster, Cyber Samurai, Dark Things, Diamond Robot, Digbots, Digging Robot, Dodge Orange Enzymes, Dr. Boshi, Dragon Guardian, Dragon Serpent, Dragons, Drill Beards, Drill Bill, Drill Head Squids, Drills, Duck, Dyna - Mo, Eel Serpent, Electro Dudes, Electrotank, Emperor Penguins, Enemies, Enemy Commander, Enemy Knights, Enemy Knights, Enemy Soldier, English Navy, Falling Robots, Female Pirates, Fire Droplet, Fire Slime, Fish, Flower Golems, Flying Blue Creatures, Flying Bomb Maker, Flying Monster, Flying Orange Enzymes, Flying Rectangular Block, Flying Turrets, Foxes, Furry Creature, Furry Horned Creature, Furry Worm, Gas Balls, Giant Block, Giant White Walrus, Gladiator, Great Killer Bee, Green Bug, Green Dragon Serpent, Green Enzymes, Green Finned Creature, Green Goons, Green L...



125 pages

Jeff Smith's Lighting for Outdoor & Location Portrait Photography

Creator: Jeff Smith | Photography - 2007-06-01

When I use flashonlocation, Iuse Alien Bees studio lights(with a variety oflight modifiers) powered bytheAlien Bees battery.Thisis the firstreference I have madeto a specific brand of equipment, but I am so impressed with these lights that ...

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 clientÕs 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 imagesÑfrom casual headshots to full-length, formally posed portraits. With strategies for meeting lighting challenges found outside of the studioÑfrom evaluating existing light to modifying or supplementing light as neededÑthis book will help photographers shoot confidently by developing a plan for creating professional-quality location portraits.


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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 (111 reviews):
    (4.4/5)
    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

    Great product for the price, Be careful with the sellers and don't believe all the other reviews.

    The product is great. Arrived almost 3 weeks before estimated delivery time...I'm an experienced photographer and I wasn't afraid of buying this... I've used the same kit before and the results are great.So, let me be clear with these things.1. If you're an amateur or a beginner, this would be great start-up kit (even more than what you need, It's always better to work with natural light when you are starting, and first learn all the light and photo theory, learn how to use the camera, and basic accesories properly)... But if you buy this, don't be afraid of the reviews that say "Where's the instruction manual?"... "The instruction manual it's absolutely neccesary".. "I'm dissapointed because I don't know how to use this thing"....and that kind of bullsh... The kit is REALLY EASY to use and set-up. Anyway, this DOES COME with a manual (I attach the photo of the instructions manuals).2. Also, don't be afraid of the... 5/5 Edward A. - 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) The product is great. Arrived almost 3 weeks before estimated delivery time...I'm an experienced photographer and I wasn't afraid of buying this... I've used the same kit before and the results are great.So, let me be clear with these things.1. If you're an amateur or a beginner, this would be great start-up kit (even more than what you need, It's always better to work with natural light when you are starting, and first learn all the light and photo theory, learn how to use the camera, and basic accesories properly)... But if you buy this, don't be afraid of the reviews that say "Where's the instruction manual?"... "The instruction manual it's absolutely neccesary".. "I'm dissapointed because I don't know how to use this thing"....and that kind of bullsh... The kit is REALLY EASY to use and set-up. Anyway, this DOES COME with a manual (I attach the photo of the instructions manuals).2. Also, don't be afraid of the... Read more, November 16, 2014
    Professional Studio Lighting Kit 900W
    This professional kit is perfect for advertising products, photo-art, industrial, scientific and technical photography and much more!
    1 Year Warranty
    100% BRAND NEW
    Three 300W lights and tons of accessories


  • FST

    ePhotoInc 16" White Beauty Dish for Balcar White Lighting & Alien Bees Alienbees Mount AB16H

    Photography (FST)

    Make the light source more concentrated
    Soft beauty light for fashion and portrait photography
    All metal design inter-changeable speedring insert
    Honeycomb 50 degree design grid produces controlled light source


  • Neewer

    Neewer 300W Strobe/Flash Light for Studio, Location and Portrait Photography

    Photography (Neewer)

    Rating (96 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Neewer

    Starts smoking if used under studio conditions

    I bought 4 of these as lights to take out on location (my studio is fitted out with 5 Alien Bees). Since these are small and cheap - I figured that I could keep them in my vehicle for some impromptu shoots.I set up one of the NEEWER 300W Studio Photographic Strobe/Flash units to do some testing in the studio. I set it up with an umbrella - with the light aimed upwards at about a 45-degree angle (so that any heat from the modeling lamp would rise away from the light).After just 2 hours - it started to smoke. I suspect that one of the capacitors overheated and melted.Afterwards - I re-read the instructions which indicate that you can only use the flash a couple minutes at a time, followed by 5 minutes of non-use.That certainly is not something that is very useful for a studio shooting situation.I'm glad that I didn't spend too much on these, and since they are cheap, I am going to tear one apart to see if there is a way to mount some kind of... 2/5 James in MPLS - See all my reviews I bought 4 of these as lights to take out on location (my studio is fitted out with 5 Alien Bees). Since these are small and cheap - I figured that I could keep them in my vehicle for some impromptu shoots.I set up one of the NEEWER 300W Studio Photographic Strobe/Flash units to do some testing in the studio. I set it up with an umbrella - with the light aimed upwards at about a 45-degree angle (so that any heat from the modeling lamp would rise away from the light).After just 2 hours - it started to smoke. I suspect that one of the capacitors overheated and melted.Afterwards - I re-read the instructions which indicate that you can only use the flash a couple minutes at a time, followed by 5 minutes of non-use.That certainly is not something that is very useful for a studio shooting situation.I'm glad that I didn't spend too much on these, and since they are cheap, I am going to tear one apart to see if there is a way to mount some kind of... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 1, 2012

    Solid compact flash

    I have to say this light was more than I was expecting for the money. I have shot many years as a professional doing both commercial and portrait photography and was suprised at the performance of this light for the money. While I do not shoot for a living anymore I wanted lights that were portable and could be used for portraiture. At 300 watt seconds it is more than enough power for portraiture even with softboxes. What surprised me the most about this light when I first saw it was its small size - about the size of a one pund coffee can but a little longer. It is smaller than it looks in the pictures due to the fact that the buttons are small, but very usable. How much light does it put out, well with ISO 200 I had a good exposure at f11 @ 16ft using it direct with its built in reflector, this calculates to a guide number of 88 for ISO 100 in feet. The light was even and covered the field of view for a 28mm equivalent lens. It has continuous modeling and flash output from... 5/5 Honest Shopper (USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) I have to say this light was more than I was expecting for the money. I have shot many years as a professional doing both commercial and portrait photography and was suprised at the performance of this light for the money. While I do not shoot for a living anymore I wanted lights that were portable and could be used for portraiture. At 300 watt seconds it is more than enough power for portraiture even with softboxes. What surprised me the most about this light when I first saw it was its small size - about the size of a one pund coffee can but a little longer. It is smaller than it looks in the pictures due to the fact that the buttons are small, but very usable. How much light does it put out, well with ISO 200 I had a good exposure at f11 @ 16ft using it direct with its built in reflector, this calculates to a guide number of 88 for ISO 100 in feet. The light was even and covered the field of view for a 28mm equivalent lens. It has continuous modeling and flash output from... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 28, 2011

    You can't go wrong at the price

    At $69, this unit is easily 1/3 the price of other similarly-rated monolights. That in itself makes it a great option if you want to get your feet wet with monolight usage. The light works as you would expect and produces plenty of light. I can't comment on how long it will last, and I don't even know if you can replace the bulbs, but I've taken it out 3 times so far, and shot about 150 shots with it without problems.The recycle time is very short, and at full power seems within specs at maybe just below 3 seconds.The power range doesn't seem very wide. At it's lowest power setting it's still plenty bright. You may have to back it up manually from the subject, or bounce it off an umbrella.There is no auto-dump setting, meaning that when you lower the power you will need to hit the test button to dump the power.The beep that indicates it's ready is a bit loud, and can't be turned off. That means I can't play with it while everyone... 5/5 SomeNYCGuy - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) At $69, this unit is easily 1/3 the price of other similarly-rated monolights. That in itself makes it a great option if you want to get your feet wet with monolight usage. The light works as you would expect and produces plenty of light. I can't comment on how long it will last, and I don't even know if you can replace the bulbs, but I've taken it out 3 times so far, and shot about 150 shots with it without problems.The recycle time is very short, and at full power seems within specs at maybe just below 3 seconds.The power range doesn't seem very wide. At it's lowest power setting it's still plenty bright. You may have to back it up manually from the subject, or bounce it off an umbrella.There is no auto-dump setting, meaning that when you lower the power you will need to hit the test button to dump the power.The beep that indicates it's ready is a bit loud, and can't be turned off. That means I can't play with it while everyone... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 4, 2010
    100% BRAND NEW!! 1 Year Warranty!
    It will work as main light, back light or hair light and comes with an easy-to-use umbrella holder.
    NEW! Professional Studio Flash Strobe Light 300W
    The Studio Light is providing you with a Continues Lamp and Flash Function.


  • Yanyee International, Inc.

    CowboyStudio 36" 16 Rods Octagon Softbox for Alien Bee Monolight Strobe Studio

    Photography (Yanyee International, Inc.)

    Rating (3 reviews):
    (3.2/5)
    Yanyee International, Inc.

    Don't waste your money on this octabox!

    1/5 Jackson A. Niday (Colorado Springs, CO United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: CowboyStudio 36" 16 Rods Octagon Softbox with Grid for Alien Bee Monolight Strobe Studio (Electronics) Very poorly made. The materials are much lighter duty than similar boxes that I own from other manufacturers. Moreover, when the box is assembled, the Velcro closures at the speed ring don't meet. There's space between the slits leaving light leaks through the back of the box. Would not purchase again. Highly recommend anyone considering this to purchase a higher quality modifier if you can possibly afford it., July 8, 2015

    I actually love the way it works

    4/5 myke yeager - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: CowboyStudio 36" 16 Rods Octagon Softbox for Alien Bee Monolight Strobe Studio (Electronics) I actually love the way it works! Yes I did wanna scream and yell putting it together. The product was well worth the pain I really must say.When I got it I was looking at the higher priced Wescott but went with this one once I realized all I was really losing was an inch in side.I hear a'lot about the velcro not meeting on the back YES this is true but once you get it together you can get them to match up.Don't let the CowboyStudio name fool you they actually did hit it out the park on this unit.I would give it a 5 start rating but the pain and yelling scaring my dog while putting it together lost that one star for me. I used it on 8 shoots so far in the last week.If your'e new to Big modifiers this one is best used from 6-8 feet with center baffle and 4-6 feet with the outer cover on., November 13, 2015

    A pretty good deal for a large-ish diffuser! You'll definitely need to get your Zen on to put it together!

    Not an Octagon, but a Hexadecagon!I was looking for a big diffuser and lept upon this one because it seemed like a good deal. And it's actually pretty good. Not too expensive, not too small. But it's probably not going to be making too many trips with me. The ONLY problem that I have with it (which is more indicative of my inexperience, than the product itself) is: once it's put together, you're not going to want to break it down for storage or transport. Again, not a flaw of the product, but my expectations.The attached shot is with the diffuser on a StudioPro SDX400, cranked down to 1.6. From the front of the diffuser to the model is approx. 10 feet, shot (quick and dirty) with an 11-16 mm lens from 2-3 feet away. I like that this allows me to get close without casting a great, harsh shadow on my subject. Not what I'd do every time, but I just wanted to do a quick experiment.I saw from the photos that I'd have to assemble it myself, but... 4/5 Patrick D. Crowe (SLC, Utah) - See all my reviews, April 14, 2015
    List Price: $78.00
    Diameter of the octa box is 36"
    Included diffusers will allow for a soft-look while the grid can assist you with glare reduction.
    One (1) Soft box, Sixteen (16) Rods, One (1) Alien Bee Speedring, One (1) Inner Diffuser, One (1) Outer Diffuser, One (1) Carry Case
    NOTE: Strobe, stand are not included. You can purchase them from our store separately.
    Made of durable high quality material


  • Cowboy Studio

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

    Photography (Cowboy Studio)
    List Price: $150.00
    Price: $140.78
    You Save: $9.22 (6%)

    It is a one 400 Watt second strobe light.
    This strobe comes with 3 colors, red, blue and grey


  • StudioPRO

    StudioPRO 400 Watt SD-400 Monolight Flash Strobe Light with S-type Bowens Style Mount and 7'' Standard S-type Bowens Reflector, modeling lamp, for Portrait Location Photography Studio lighting

    Photography (StudioPRO)

    The StudioPRO SD-400, 400W/s Monolight is a well-built and powerful strobe head that makes a great addition to any studio. It has a digital dial which allows the photographer to adjust the power 1/10th of an f-stop. It is compatible with any light modifier with a Bowens speedring and is equipped with an umbrella mount. The StudioPRO 400W/s Monolight has a fast recycling time of 3 seconds or less. All StudioPRO Monolights include the A/C power cord as well as the sync cord to plug the Monolight into an on camera PC port.
    Monolights/Strobe heads will give the photographer much more lighting power as well as more lighting control than continuous lighting sources. With Monolights/Strobe heads, photographers are able to use more power, which leads to lower ISOs (less grain/noise), faster shutter speeds (moving subjects), and greater apertures (f/64, f/45, f/32).
    Best Photography Uses: studio, portraiture, moving subjects, and more!


  • Fotodiox Inc.

    Fotodiox Pro Octagon Softbox 48" with Speedring for Alien Bees Strobe Light B400, B800, B1600

    Photography (Fotodiox Inc.)

    Rating (795 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 (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 B400, B800, B1600 (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 B400, B800, B1600 (Electronics), February 27, 2014
    List Price: $50.95
    Pro-grade, heat-resistant, & reflective fabric
    Sealable venting for use with modeling lamp or continuous lighting source
    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


  • CowboyStudio

    CowboyStudio Mettle 400W Monolight Strobe Flash with Bowens Style Mount, Monolight, and Modeling Lamp

    Photography (CowboyStudio)

    Durable metal body, Built-in fan cooler
    One (1) 10m (33') Sync Cord, 5m (16.5') grounded power cord,
    One (1) 150w Halogen Modeling lamp, protective cap for flash tube and instruction manual.
    Automatic Power Release
    One (1) 400 WS Flash tube


  • Neewer

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

    Photography (Neewer)

    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!
    Complete kit at an incredible price!
    1 Year warranty


  • PocketWizard

    PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver Black

    Photography (PocketWizard)
    List Price: $149.00


Flashes and Flash Accessories


Gift Ideas

Alien Bee Key Chain

alien, bee, horror, scifi
Get this cool Alien Bee key chain to keep all of your keys together.
Price: $$3.65

Green Alien Bee Tee Shirt

green, alien, bee, happy, funny, head, smile,
This is a cute happy alien Bee.
Price: $$20.95

Nature's Matrix Laptop Computer Sleeve

garden, bee, insect, flora, alien, golden
Abstract Bee and Garden using 7x. Thank you to a great Artist David Lane for helping me with the title of this piece.
Price: $$30.10

Alien Bee T-shirt

bee, hello
Alien bee, little sweet character design.
Price: $$34.95

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