Why is this light modifier $11,000

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  1. kkamin

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    Looking at what it is (big umbrella in a bag), I'm wondering what justifies the price also. Maybe $1,500 would be nearer the mark at absolute tops.
     
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    Because Profoto is the most overpriced lighting equipment brand around.
     
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    i don't know if all things profoto are overpriced, but from the looks of it and various videos i've seen on that particular modifier i can't see how 11 grand is justified really
     
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    Because a fool and his money are easily separated. You say it's madness spending $11000 for a silver umbrella, I say at least there's a bit of engineering in this. Compared to say a $100 tupperware container that bolts on your lens yet produces the same results as strapping a sheet of paper to the flash.

    There's overpriced **** in every industry. This one just happens to have a lot of it.
     
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    yeah i agree, it seems to be thought out pretty well and how the flash head mounts to the reflector itself seems pretty effective as it functioning as a parabolic reflector, but i'd probably rather fork over $90 for the paul c buff. version that would probably do 90% (if not more) of the things this thing can
     
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    I'm going to take the high road on this and go with ... misprint. ;)
     
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    It is because it comes with a padded storage bag.
     
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    nah, I doubt it's a misprint. I would go with what Derrel said that it's cause it is profoto. They are notoriously expensive and this is probably their largest one.
     
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    Even if I had the money. I would never spend that much money on a reflector. Thats insane.
     

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