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Old 06-07-2005, 05:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has any one used the Sunbounce or Jeff Blacks reflector on a stand... I need to get 2 of them because I have having a problem getting help on my shoots....
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Old 06-07-2005, 05:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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As long as you're inside stands work well. Use a sandbag if your stand is AL. I've had problems outside with any wind at all. Even with sandbags, anything 3x4 or 4x6 is a huge sail. Don't get me started on umbrellas in the wind!
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Old 06-07-2005, 06:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I prefer using those counterbalance weights on my stands ...(made by Bogan)...that come with the Calumet "Heavy Duty Remote Control Boom Stand" thatare smaller than sandbags that weigh the same and clamp onto most any pole used in light supports, and weigh 15lbs. Plus they are bright orange.. I have 4 of them that work very nicely around the bottom of my location stands..

In addition to this,... I am redoing my clamps of that style simply because I don't care for nylon handles...like the kind used in Jeff's reflector kit.. Instead, I am ordering the knob parts made for the Avenger "Super Clamp".......the only thing that is different between the Bogan Super Clamps...and the Avenger's, are the hardware of the knobs.. They are all metal, and don't flex, or worse yet..(like I have experienced)..break around the metal nut that is molded into them..and turn freely.. I tork things down a bit to insure safty...and I can't stand my hardware breaking, possibly ruining a shoot.. I am using a different type of knob with them now..that I picked up at the hard ware store but, it doesn't have as much surface for the hand to grab onto..

Other than that,... I'm looking into picking up at least one of those units that Jeff is selling..

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Indoors, a C Stand and a sandbag will work fine. Outdoors, I would use a stronger stand like a Matthews Studio Equipment Combo Stand. They are a heavier duty stand that along with a bunch of sand bags will stand up to wind a little better. You can look them up at www.msegrip.com.
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Old 06-07-2005, 10:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The RedWing 3-D reflectors work nicely on stands. Since you can leave the center panel off, that leaves a hole through it which makes it a little less blowable in the the wind. I bought mine at Calumet. The nice thing about them is that you can shoot through the middle of them if needed.
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Which ones do you use?

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Old 06-08-2005, 08:35 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I've used the one that Jeff Black has and it works well, but you would need something to weight it down if there is enough wind outdoors. You should be able to see Jeff's at www.pictures4fun.com. I think that they are around $109. or something in that area.
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I have used the California Sunbounce system and found it to be fully functional. The part I like is that the frames are sturdy, if not a bit heavy, and you can clamp them firmly from all sides depending on the wind. We used them at the beach in the Carribean, and they worked well. Quality materials all around.
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