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Lastolite easybox 2 Octa

Pict is off-line
14 March 2014 06:43
Pict
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Rochester

Considering buying one of these (medium) mainly due to size when packed down, durability and saftey (no sharp edges)
but I havent shot with one before. Does anyone have any such experience on the quality of light produced?


Steven Jardine is off-linePlatinum Member
14 March 2014 06:53
RedChecker
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Stoke Mandeville

A good tip is to use some sort of diffusor for the flashes (like Stofen ones that push over the flashhead) if you get one as this helps to spread the light sideways/backwards to fill the box better, and thus lead to less of a hotspot on the front diffusors. You do lose a lot of power though in doing this.
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14 March 2014 07:03
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I'm planning on using it with a Bowens Gemini head. It has an internal baffle but having used many different softboxes over the years I know that their effectiveness is quite variable.


Steven Jardine is off-linePlatinum Member
14 March 2014 07:11
RedChecker
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Stoke Mandeville

Ah sorry, thought it was a speedlite box.
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14 March 2014 09:02
eosfan
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Guildford

I have seen others use them with good results. I have a cupboard full of Lastolite products and have never been less than pleased with the build quality and quality of results when using them, so I wouldn't have any doubts about buying this one.




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15 March 2014 13:33
garth01
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chester

I have the large rectangular version 90x90 cm and it's fantastic, packs down easily and the light quality is superb. Don't see why the octa version would be any different.
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16 March 2014 04:19
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Quote from garth01
I have the large rectangular version 90x90 cm and it's fantastic, packs down easily and the light quality is superb. Don't see why the octa version would be any different.





Brian Jones is off-line
21 March 2014 10:45
kimphot
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Sheffield

Go to your dealer and try it!


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21 March 2014 11:32
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Quote from kimphot
Go to your dealer and try it!



If only that were possible

Anyway bought one today.15% off till eom. First impressions are very good quality & packs down into a very small bag so thats 2 boxes ticked. Shooting with it 2 days next week so will get a chance to see if the light is as good as I hope it will be.


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21 March 2014 12:54
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Hull

Have you looked at Bessels range of softboxes? Their pricing is excellent. I got a big fishfryer from them and am well pleased.

http://www.bessel.co.uk/
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