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rick.pearl
Using a soft box VS. paper based filters?
on Jun 17, 2007 at 8:21:50 pm

Is there any real value for any kind of lighting setup to using a paper based filter VS. a soft box? OR is the paper based filter just an inexpensive alternate?

Thanks.


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Dennis Size
Re: Using a soft box VS. paper based filters?
on Jun 19, 2007 at 12:57:58 am

paper based?


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Todd at Fantastic Plastic
Re: Using a soft box VS. paper based filters?
on Jun 19, 2007 at 4:33:19 am

Ummmm yeah... what's a paper filter?

Softboxes are the way to go for nice soft "indirect look" lighting. If you are on a budget, the boxes made by Photoflex are a more affordable alternative to Chimeras.

Even cheaper (and faster setup and strike, too), are umbrellas. There's way more spill and aren't as controllable as softboxes... but they still give a nice soft look and you can pop 'em up and down in five seconds, which gives them a bit of an advantage over softboxes in "run n gun" type situations.


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Bob Cole
Re: Using a soft box VS. paper based filters?
on Jun 19, 2007 at 12:30:08 pm

[Todd at Fantastic Plastic] "what's a paper filter?"

You turn on the fixture, and in about five minutes it starts giving a very authentic "bonfire" effect -- wait, gotta go, I have a problem here!


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