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Softbox suggestion for a Novatron system
Old 04-15-2005, 10:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I know that there are some people here that use Novatron systems and I was wondering if there was a system that mounted to their heads. I did a quick search but have not found anything. Thanks,
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Re: Softbox suggestion for a Novatron system
Old 04-15-2005, 11:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I use Novatrons and currently I have one Photoflex large MultiDome and one generic 32x46 (or something wacky like that). Recently though I saw some Photek Softliters used in a workshop and they are wicked cool, I whish I had them instead of my current softboxes. They're like umbrellas with a diffuser. In fact you get an umbrella, bounce and shoot thru, and a softbox out of the deal. They set up much faster and with less cursing and they'll work with just about any light system. I'm sure this forum is getting tired of me talking about them, but I want a pair! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] I've heard the small ones are useless, but the medium and large ones are excellent.
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Re: Softbox suggestion for a Novatron system
Old 04-15-2005, 11:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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James,
Thanks for the quick reply. I'll check em out.

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Re: Softbox suggestion for a Novatron system
Old 04-15-2005, 12:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I use Photoflex and Westcott and Chimera and Photek. The first three have universal speed rings so they work fine with my Novas. The Photek is actually a reverse umbrella through a softbox front so it slides through the umbrella hole on your head.


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Re: Softbox suggestion for a Novatron system
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Jim,

I use Novatrons with either photoflex softboxes or for quick setups in the field I use westcott halos which work really well for me as they don't need an adapter. http://www.fjwestcott.com/ mark
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Re: Softbox suggestion for a Novatron system
Old 04-15-2005, 01:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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great info. Thanks Mike
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Re: Softbox suggestion for a Novatron system
Old 04-15-2005, 01:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Mark thanks for the info and link.

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Flash heads or monolights?
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are you talking flash heads or monolights? i have novatron monolights (1-m500 and 2-m300s) and i use a large, 5' photoflex octodome, a no-name brand strip softbox, and a small photoflex softbox. (amongst a bunch of other light modifying stuff.) you can either use universal speedrings or, for instance, there are speedrings specifically designed for use with novatron (i have one such ring.) if i'm not mistaken, and maybe some of you who have both novatron heads and monolights can verify, but the same size whatevers work with both the nova heads and monolights.
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Re: Softbox suggestion for a Novatron system
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I find the ones from Amvona to be quite nice. They are good quality and very inexpensive compared to the big name brands.
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Re: Flash heads or monolights?
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Sorry... It's flash. Old Novatron 440 but the price was right. I have the umbrellas that came with the kit but the light control in a small room is difficult. The light bounces off of the ceiling, walls probably even the carpet. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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