Quick and dirty, first B1600 shot..

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  1. Don Kondra

    Don Kondra Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Greetings,

    Spent this evening making a speedring to use a Cowboy Studio softbox on an Alien Bee strobe.

    First test shot with the 2' x 3' softbox on the AB strobe immediately above the camera...

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    Cheers, Don
     
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    Looks good to me, Don.
     
  3. Don Kondra

    Don Kondra Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I think this is going to be even more fun than continuous lights :)

    This is a hollow turning by Michael Hosaluk with gray backdrop and just two side strobes.

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    One of the reasons to make the move to strobes was to hopefully set up quicker for woodworking in progress shots.

    This is one strobe, camera left showing a circle cutting jig and the template it produced. Note to self, move the darn chair :)

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    One boom strobe and camera left strobe shooting the template copy-routing. I need to work on this a bit, I want the background to disappear a little more. I was hoping to catch the shavings in mid air but....

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    The set up to shoot Windex bubbles :) The top light is not being used and this was shot before my boom stand arrived... These are the Cowboy Studio softboxes adapted to fit the Alien Bees heads.

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    The result... Shook the bottle a little too hard, sigh...

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    Cheers, Don
     
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    I'm interested to see what you came up with for a speedring. I did the opposite recently - made a ring for a nikon flash to slip into the Paul C Buff softboxes with aircraft-grade aluminum and an iron lathe. Oh, and pop-rivets.. gotta love em.
     
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    Don Kondra Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    On the left is the original Cowboy Studio ring, center is the new mounting bracket, on the right is the original CS mounting bracket.

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    Installed on the head.

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    Installed in the softbox.

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    Cheers, Don
     
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    very cool. but you might want to keep an eye on the heat - depending on how long you shoot for. mine get pretty hot after a day of shooting
     

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