A&P soft box size?

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  1. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    I'm looking to pick up two small/ medium softboxes to shoot my Sb600 through.

    I found a kit with a stand, shoe mount, and softbox (16x22) for $109 each.
    link: http://www.amazon.com/Photoflex-FVX...2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1227793927&sr=8-2

    My main use would be for 1-2 person portraits, and maybe the occasional family portrait.

    Question is, is that going to be big enough?

    I'd likely buy two of them and another SB600.

    thoughts?
     
  2. Jcolman

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    I've got that same softbox and have used it for fill light outside on single/double portraits. It will *probably* give you just enough coverage for a family shot, but you'll obviously have to have it about 10-15' away.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I want to get a softbox for my flash, they're so cute. :o
     
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    You say fill light, are you using another light source? or just the ambient light?

    what are you using on the ABs? umbrellas? :o
     
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    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    I've really only used the softbox outdoors as fill light. I did use it for one wedding (in conjunction with my home made beauty dish) to light the formals and it did a good job.

    Here's a shot from the event. I think I had the softbox on camera right and the BD on camera left.

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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I have a medium box on my AB. I'm talking about the little boxes that fit over the flashes... those are cute. :o
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    wider lens and stand closer. Come one Jcolman... you know this. :big grin:
     
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    Did you read the reviews on that thing? Stand looks to be a piece of shit
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    look like my cheap stands I have... and they hold up my heavy ass 9 ft seamless paper. :dunno:
     
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    Kirk Hinrich New Member

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    NIGGA DID I AXE YO OPINION
     
  11. Jcolman

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    My 16-35 isn't sharp enough in the corners for formals. Besides, I changed angles for real picture. :mamoru:

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    no, but I gave it anyway. :mamoru:
     
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    :mamoru:
     
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    :cool: thanks for the help

    I think imma order 2 and another sb600 sometime :run:
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    Softboxes i own

    2 24x24
    1 48x36
    1 5ft octa

    all with grids, i would say i use teh octa the most.

    With use with a sb600 i would def get 24" or smaller.
     
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    I use the 28" x 28" Umbrella style softbox that Zack Arias uses in the OneLight dvds. :o
     
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    why not get a 45" shoot thru umbrella instead? faster setup.
     
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    Using a softbox makes it easier to control light spill than an umbrella.
     

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