The continuing softbox adventure - Page 2 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Photon Management

Photon Management
Shine an ever-loving light on you.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old October 12th, 2003, 01:30 PM   #16
Outer Circle
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Hope, BC
Posts: 7,527
Just shrug it off Josh. I'm sure making you feel stupid was their intention.
Frank Granovski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 12th, 2003, 02:40 PM   #17
Trustee
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,922
The cinedome will work with broadlights as well as fresnels. It has a longer throat, cost slightly more and doesn't include the accessories. $10 difference ain't a lot and if you have no use for the masks or louvers, go for it.

If it's any consolation i've made more than a $180 mistake before as i'm sure most of use have. just don't compound it by making do with what you have.
Bryan Beasleigh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 12th, 2003, 03:13 PM   #18
Wrangler
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Vallejo, California
Posts: 4,049
"I'd just like to conclude by thanking everyone involved for making me feel extraordinarily stupid, instead of just mildly so. "

Josh, as far as I know, we haven't interacted before. So I cannot judge the comments by others. But I for one, am not going to sugar-coat my input but I didn't believe I was that rough on you in any respect.

My advice is to learn what you can from the comments and ignore the personal comments. If you do, as has been suggested, make a practice of buying off-brand or from non-standard sources, you are going to get burned from time-to-time.

TANSTAFL There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.
__________________
Mike Rehmus
Hey, I can see the carrot at the end of the tunnel!
Mike Rehmus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 12th, 2003, 09:09 PM   #19
Obstreperous Rex
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: San Marcos, TX
Posts: 26,900
Images: 513
Trust me Josh, losing $55 is getting off easy. This was a relatively inexpensive lesson to learn. Just chalk it up to experience -- and remember, you always get what you pay for, especially from Ebay.

In the future, when you get good advice from people here who know what they're talking about, and more importantly are taking time to give you input, it really pays off to take the route they're suggesting. Because the flip side of that -- "I told ya so, you'll be sorry, you shoulda listened," etc. -- that stuff don't taste too good. I know because I've ate it before.
__________________
CH

Search DV Info Net | DV Info Net Sponsors | A Decade (+5) of DVi | ...Tuesday is Soylent Green Day!
Chris Hurd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 12th, 2003, 10:07 PM   #20
New Boot
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 11
A little wisdom from the past:

"It's unwise to pay too much, but it's unwise to pay too little. When you pay too much you lose a little money, that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing you bought it to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot--it can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it's well to add something for the risk you run. And if you do that, you will have enough to pay for something better."

John Ruskin, (1819-1900)

After all, paying for cheap crap several times usually ends up costing more than buying quality once.

I saw a new chimera on ebay for $190...that doesn't seem that expensive.

J
James Hall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 12th, 2003, 10:28 PM   #21
Chimera Lighting
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Santa Cruz CA
Posts: 293
OK now...

Yea your silverdome is good for your tota 750 watt bulb.

Does your light bank have a name on it or what....???
You can order rods direct from Photoflex or Chimera.
Measure your rod to help save time.

YOU may be able to use up to 500 watt bulbs in your bank even if it is a strobe bank although it is not recomended.
This is only in theory.
__________________
Strength and Honor
RLV
Richard Veil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 13th, 2003, 01:33 AM   #22
Slash Rules!
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 4,723
No name on the box at all.

No. . .you boys have set me straight. I'll be 'ebaying' this bank and ordering a silverdome from B&H.
Josh Bass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 14th, 2003, 01:34 AM   #23
Chimera Lighting
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Santa Cruz CA
Posts: 293
Hello my brother....

Ok.. So you have a Tota light ..

and you have a Photoflex Speedring.

... yes.. the Cinedome is for Fresnels.. it is deeper than the Silverdome and you don't need that.
As far as heat you are fine. don't worry.

You have to deciede on a Silverdome or a VideoproPlus from Chimera

Either will work for your light.

The Chimera company makes excellent products. Chimera's tend to last longer, look better, are lighter, not yellow as quickly, have a 5yr warr and are made and maintained in CO USA.
A 24x32 is Item 8124.
If I can help just let me know.
It is all good my brother..
Strength and honor
r
__________________
Strength and Honor
RLV
Richard Veil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 14th, 2003, 06:17 PM   #24
Slash Rules!
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 4,723
Thank you my brother. I shall act more carefully in the future (or just not post on here if I don't).
Josh Bass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 16th, 2003, 05:40 PM   #25
Slash Rules!
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 4,723
Someone help me out here. B&H has the 24 X32 Chimera Pro Video--I'm assuming for continuous lighting, since it doesn't say "for flash only"--for $230, $50 more than the equivalent sized photoflex box.

Will that come with everything I need? The speed ring I already have should be compatible, but I can't discern whether it's misssing something that I ought to have.
Josh Bass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 16th, 2003, 08:56 PM   #26
Trustee
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,922
The photoflex and Chimera speed ring are interchangeable.

Bryan Beasleigh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 17th, 2003, 02:57 AM   #27
Slash Rules!
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 4,723
Alright, thanks gents. I'm going by Chimera guy's claims, is all. If anyone has differing opinions as to the merits of Chimera over Photoflex, make them known. Don't start a flame war or anything, though.
Josh Bass is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Photon Management

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:57 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network