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p.1 #1 · looking for reflector with built-in frame


Something that you could just sit on the grass or sand without bringing a light-stand. I saw a video by ben shirk where he was using something that looked a little similar to lastolyte but it had a built in column that you could use to stand it on its own without a light stand.


Aug 06, 2012 at 10:03 PM
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p.1 #2 · looking for reflector with built-in frame


is this what you have in mind? The Turf Stand is a light stand without legs; instead it has a four-tined fork that you push into the turf/sand/ground or whatever, and it holds up your reflector

http://turfstand.com/



Aug 07, 2012 at 12:58 AM
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p.1 #3 · looking for reflector with built-in frame


no, i have not seen the turf-stand but the stand i'm looking for has a thin, umbrella style arm connected to the frame which fits into a universal joint stand adapter or can be leaned back against the arm on the ground


Aug 07, 2012 at 03:21 AM
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p.1 #4 · looking for reflector with built-in frame


Larson's Reflectasol match the description: http://larson-ent.com/items276_Reflectasols.htm


Aug 07, 2012 at 06:18 AM
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p.1 #5 · looking for reflector with built-in frame


thanks. I think that's what he was using. Do you know if they fold up ?


Aug 07, 2012 at 11:26 AM
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p.1 #6 · looking for reflector with built-in frame


Yep, they fold up like an umbrella. The spokes are pretty strong, even possible to reshape them in case of accidentally bending.
http://larson-ent.com/detail499_X__REFLECTOR_FRAME_ONLY.htm



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p.1 #7 · looking for reflector with built-in frame


I've got Reflectasols that are thirty years old, used nearly daily. The fabric is interchangeable, reversable, and dry-cleanable. They fold more compactly than anything and collapse without requiring feats of prestidigitation.

Note, however, that simply standing them up outdoors requires zero wind.



Aug 07, 2012 at 01:20 PM
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p.1 #8 · looking for reflector with built-in frame


i assume you can sand bag them or maybe that doesn't work unless the column is anchored somehow? Does anyone make anything similar but cheaper?


Aug 07, 2012 at 01:55 PM
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p.1 #9 · looking for reflector with built-in frame


jzucker wrote:
i assume you can sand bag them or maybe that doesn't work unless the column is anchored somehow?


I've used a weight and some bungee cord to hold down my Reflectasol Square for outdoor use. It works great.

jzucker wrote:
...Does anyone make anything similar but cheaper?


"Cheap" usually brings a host of problems with it. Better, I think, to do without while saving for the right stuff.

As mentioned above, Larsen products are tough and reliable, and will stand the test of time.



Aug 07, 2012 at 06:28 PM
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p.1 #10 · looking for reflector with built-in frame


BTW, speaking of Lastolite: they have a product -- the UpLite -- that uses the twist-to-fold-style reflectors along with a self-supporting arm that's made to sit on the ground. You can just put a camera bag or other object(s) on it to hold it down in a light breeze.

http://www.lastoliteschoolofphotography.com/using-the-uplite

http://www.lastolite.com/uplite.php



Aug 08, 2012 at 12:32 AM
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p.1 #11 · looking for reflector with built-in frame


Thanks Brian.


Aug 08, 2012 at 02:33 PM





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