GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

ggweci

Veteran
Feb 2, 2013
Toronto, Canada
Craig
Nice Bobby :thumbup:

I actually just received two 48” Neewer umbrella style octoboxes to replace my smaller 32” godox ones I had been using for the past 5 or 6 years. They had finally given out (cheap metal umbrella arms). The Neewer ones are MUCH better built and have Fiberglass (?) arms instead. And the price was right - $60 CAD for the pair. For the size, quick setup, and flexibility, that’s hard to beat.
 

BrianS

Super Moderator
Apr 3, 2013
A dozen items from KEH: clamp on lens hood, lens cases, pouches, etc- total $50. I'm making clamp-on Vented hoods for some of my lenses.
This is "take-2", I filed down one of the sections of the clamp to open up the "vent". Total cost: $7 each, vs $120 for the vintage clamp-on vented hoods.


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mnhoj

gee aahrr
Jan 27, 2012
Los Angeles
John
Lot's of goodies for the holidays. I was very bad good this xmas.

AD600 - Yes !!!
38" Glow para soft box - this things a beast, maybe too beastly for me.
Wescott X-drop with gray sweep - love it! I have a yearly project coming up and this is going to work perfectly.
 

mnhoj

gee aahrr
Jan 27, 2012
Los Angeles
John
I really liked the G85.
A great blend of value, performance, tech and ergonomics.

When I transitioned to an A7ii it took a little more getting used to than the usual.
 
Dec 31, 2013
Louisville, Ky
Lot's of goodies for the holidays. I was very bad good this xmas.

AD600 - Yes !!!
38" Glow para soft box - this things a beast, maybe too beastly for me.
Wescott X-drop with gray sweep - love it! I have a yearly project coming up and this is going to work perfectly.
Very nice kit!!! The X Drop is great for packing around on location. You can grab an eyelet tool/grommets and make a trip to the fabric store or hobby lobby to make your own drops for it.
 

ggweci

Veteran
Feb 2, 2013
Toronto, Canada
Craig
Very nice kit!!! The X Drop is great for packing around on location. You can grab an eyelet tool/grommets and make a trip to the fabric store or hobby lobby to make your own drops for it.
I also have the X-Drop kit and it is a neat quick setup backdrop, if a little narrow. When I ordered mine, they were on a nice sale so it was worth the price as the backdrops are pricey for what they are. In fact, a couple of years ago I went out and did just as Bobby suggested, but the fabric and grommets are still sitting in a drawer somewhere waiting to be put together. Be better than me if you go that route:biggrin:

What I like that they added that wasn’t an option when I got mine, are the longer 12ft drops. Much better for full body or product shots.
 
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mnhoj

gee aahrr
Jan 27, 2012
Los Angeles
John
I also have the X-Drop kit and it is a neat quick setup backdrop, if a little narrow. When I ordered mine, they were on a nice sale so it was worth the price as the backdrops are pricey for what they are. In fact, a couple of years ago I went out and did just as Bobby suggested, but the fabric and grommets are still sitting in a drawer somewhere waiting to be put together. Be better than me if you go that route:biggrin:

What I like that they added that wasn’t an option when I got mine, are the longer 12ft drops. Much better for full body or product shots.
Another foot wider and I think it'd be perfect.
I'm going to give the diy a shot. I wouldn't mind a gray in standard length.
I'll post it when it's done and maybe it'll give you a little incentive to do yours. :)
 

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