Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by iRate, Feb 25, 2010.
anyone have any softboxes or stand from www.cheetahstand.com?
if so, how do you like them?
might want to put the correct url in the first post cheetahstand.com without the s. but i've never used any of their stuff.
sorry about that.. thank you for the correction. I fixed it
So, they automatically collapse when you pick them up? Interesting. I'm not sure if I'd like that.
yes they do, kinda nice for walking around with them from location to location
Best instructional video ever!
EDIT: How the fuck do you embed?
its like those russian dolls, he just keeps unzipping and pulling more out
Haha...this shit is so uncomfortably funny. I liked how he wanted to toss that ring adapter like Favre, but showed show constraint realizing he was being flimed.
I have some softboxes like that. They are not that brand but some other. They work ... ok. Ultimately they are too harsh and too small for effective portrait making. They make for great product lights, but for people they kinda fail. I fell back to 60" umbrellas and am much happier. Maybe I just did not give them a chance
Edit* also forgot to mention the biggest problem with these is the fact that the box blocks the ttl sensor on most flashes so don't expect your flashes to be consistent.
Wedding photog I've assisted uses some stands like those. They're great if you move your lights around a lot. They're also great if you have an assistant to be your light bitch because if you can't get the light where you want with stands, you can just have your assistant lift it up and use it as a light stick right away
TTL...hehe Im all manual, so need for TTL for me
I have the cheetah box. You can find cheaper ones on ebay, which are essentially knockoffs of the lastolite ezbox. Construction is ok I guess, and I like the fact that it includes a grid. It looks like he raised the price since I bought mine.
I've been looking at creative lights now as well
http://www.alzodigital.com/online_store/alzo_porta_flash_soft_box.htm These are are kind I bought. The build quality is pretty amazing actually. They are perfect for head shots, but not the best for full body portraits.