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Old January 31st, 2004, 12:10 AM   #1
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I finished the prototype of my home made softbox.

A few adjustments are in order, but for the most part it works pretty well.

Most expensive part is the velcro, next is RipStop nylon, $7.00 a yard.

Total cost is about $40 - $50.

With one light, works well for interviews. I made another set of panels for a fill reflector.

Web Site is: http://www.geocities.com/jpitz@sbcglobal.net/

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Old January 31st, 2004, 10:29 AM   #2
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Nice done Joe! I like it!
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Old February 5th, 2004, 11:56 PM   #3
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I have the same flood light... the yellow one... i will make mine as soon as i can.
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Old February 6th, 2004, 08:47 AM   #4
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Thanks for sharing - I'm about to build a DYI dolly. Next up..a complete DYI lighting rig.

Is the material you used fireproof?

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Old February 8th, 2004, 04:55 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone for the feedback.

Chris, the fabric is not fireproof. But from some testing I have done, the best light to fabric distance is around 2 - 3 feet. I am also in the progress of making some sand bags for the light stands.

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Old February 9th, 2004, 03:26 PM   #6
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Very nice work. I like how you control the spillage and it would be simple to slit the existing diffusion part for even more control. Its nice to use either as a softbox or as a giant bounce source.

good work.
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Old February 20th, 2004, 06:45 PM   #7
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Link not working?

I tried to access the picture, but I'm getting a "page not found" error...
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Old February 21st, 2004, 12:11 AM   #8
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It work for me.
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Old February 22nd, 2004, 02:39 AM   #9
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Ok, getting it now. It was unavailable when I tried it last though. Nice stuff! I'm about to start making some el cheapo (i.e. budget constrained) lighting gear myself.
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