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Strip light softbox size question
Old 06-29-2005, 02:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking to get a strip light softbox to use as a kicker/rim light along with my 36x48 softbox. Mostly shooting single person sets. Am I better off with a 12x36 or should I get the 16x48? I'm leaning towards the 16x48 so I can get full 3/4 length coverage like the 36x48 main. Opinions? Cost isn't an issue since the Patterson units are both under $100 at B&H.

I think this image suffers for not having a kicker/rim/hair light...
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Women Lie
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Size matters....Go with the bigger one...

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Re: Women Lie
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Size matters....Go with the bigger one...
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But, but, but, she said it was a 'big' one [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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Re: Women Lie
Old 06-29-2005, 10:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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But, but, but, she said it was a 'big' one [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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Damn.....

Scott if price isn't an issue, buy both.....
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Re: Strip light softbox size question
Old 06-30-2005, 10:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I have a pair of Medium sized strip lights.. I use them a lot..either as kickers in the corners of the studio set to provide rim lighting, or just one as a main light..and "feathered".. They are easier to work with in a small studio space like mine..because when using the 36x48" box, I often get light spilling onto the background which may not be what I am after... plus, the light from a strip box used as a main has less wrap around, for more "moody" lighting effects than what I can do with a nearly square box..

I am looking into eventually picking up a large strip light for use with a boom stand... the medium strips don't work as well for full length...to light evenly a model laying out....say like on a sofa..or on a bar.. but the ones I have seen only allow just one head.. I'd like to find one that allows two heads so there isn't nearly as much light fall off between the middle to the ends....the internal light baffel "helps" but it isn't all that I want.. Oh well..


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