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Old 26-10-2012, 16:35   #1 (permalink)
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Octagon needed but which one

Hi all, sometimes I come back with a question I will one day be back to join you all with the pleasures of photography once again.

Anywhose, I need an octagon and they are darn expensive. Now I try to find a good and cheaper alternative. Anybody has any experience with octagons or has even a better idea?

Found this one that looks good: westcott-43-octagonal-apollo
This one: URL="http://www.alzodigital.com/online_store/ez-softbox-40-octagon.html"]40 inch octagon[/URL]
Or this one: Cheaper alternative to the westcott octagon
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Re: Octagon needed but which one

Hi Dutchie

Presume you will be using this with a speedlight? If so I think I'd go for the cheaper option unless you anticipate using it a lot.

One alternative might be to get a pop up diffuser (or a home-made one) and support it with a couple of bulldog clips and a stand/chair/clothes horse/something in front of a speed light with a home-made cone reflector to keep the output within the diffuser. I've done this with a studio flash plus a proper reflector and it was quite effective. The distance will have to be determined by trial and error. However, a speed light used like this might not have the power to effectively light your subject.

You know the dimensions of the octaboxes so a home made one is probably worth a try anyway.
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I'll go for the cheaper option I think, and yes in combi with my speed lights. Just haven't got that much time to fabricate one myself atm. And maybe Santa will bring me an octabox, have to think of something don't I
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