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Old 11-03-2009, 09:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I got sucked into a Model Mayhem thread recently that was about DIY gear (Do It Yourself) versus paying for manufactured equipment. I can't believe how easily I can be drawn into these things. As is usually the case with MM threads, it morphed and distorted and zig-zagged around the original subject but, at first, it remained relatively on topic.

The OP (Original Poster) was wondering if he should make/use DIY gear or should he save up and buy manufactured stuff.

I suggested he use whatever he could until he was able to purchase the real McCoys.

But since, as is often the case on MM, the thread got somewhat personal... READ MORE?

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Re: DIY vs. Paying for the Read Deal
Old 11-05-2009, 04:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Good post Jimmy. I really enjoy your blog.

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Old 11-06-2009, 07:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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DIY or purchase, to me everything is time or money. If you have the skill (flash heads excluded) you can DIY pretty much anything. No doubt you can make a 48" softbox from home depot/ the fabric store and a few visits to ace. The question is what you have more of. do you have the hours to spend building something or the cash to buy one. [grin]
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I seem to be fortunate enought to be able to build just about anything I need now and not have it fall apart the first use or look like a train wreck. I do prefer to buy instead of DIY, it's just so much easier and normaly higher quality.
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