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>> ;http://fjwestcott.com/product/apollo-and-halo/apollo-bundle-holiday-promo-offer<<;

I don't see any information as to when this deal expires.
Wondering also, if this means new models are about to be released?

Seeking information from owners who have used these products.
In the video on the Westcott page link, the speedlight is waay OFF centered, it is almost at the top of the box.
Certainly, this would cause uneven light ?
I guess the only recourse would be to point the speedlight downward into the box as far as possible?
Aren't there better holding rigs that offset this correctly? Any links?
Thanks.



Nov 12, 2012 at 07:41 PM
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<< ;http://www.speedlightsolutions.com/>>;
Hmm, looks interesting...



Nov 12, 2012 at 08:19 PM
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buggz2k wrote:
Seeking information from owners who have used these products. In the video on the Westcott page link, the speedlight is waay OFF centered, it is almost at the top of the box. Certainly, this would cause uneven light ? I guess the only recourse would be to point the speedlight downward into the box as far as possible? Aren't there better holding rigs that offset this correctly?


The off-center Speedlight isn't as much of a problem as one might imagine; a lot of the light is bounced around inside the box before coming out the front. Since angle of incidence equals angle of reflection, aiming the Speedlight down toward the center of the back wall would possibly make things worse, not better. (I haven't tried it, though; I'm just speculating.)

Being nit-picky about such things, though, I wanted my Speedlite centered as much as possible, so I bought the L-bracket that comes with the Mini-Apollo and adapted it to my 28-inch Apollo. I've since shortened it so that the Speedlite fires from above the bar, but I don't have a recent photo. Here is an older one taken before I shortened it; it worked pretty well even then:













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Nov 12, 2012 at 08:27 PM
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If I turn the power of the Speedlite way down I can see shadows on the diffuser panel cast by the light stand, bracket, Speedlite, etc., but at actual shooting power any shadows are indiscernible, particularly on the subject. (The three-light portrait shown was taken with the 28-inch Apollo as fill, 11-inch BeautiDish with grid as hair light, and 20-inch BeautiDish (not shown) as key light.)


















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Nov 12, 2012 at 08:36 PM
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Nice, thanks again!

I'm thinking, I should go for this sale deal...



Nov 12, 2012 at 08:40 PM
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buggz2k wrote:
...I'm thinking, I should go for this sale deal...


$200 bucks for all three? If I didn't already have most of what I need I'd sure go for it.



Nov 12, 2012 at 08:47 PM
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Is the 28" Apollo sturdier in build than the Apollo Orb?

brad



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DigMeTX wrote:
Is the 28" Apollo sturdier in build than the Apollo Orb?


I haven't tried the Orb, but I've heard quite a few reports that it's a bit flimsy. No such reports about the Apollo; it has two ribs at each corner for redundancy, and "golf umbrella" style spokes and fittings. I wouldn't toss one open off the roof of a building, but other than something like that I think it's rugged enough for any normal use.



Nov 12, 2012 at 10:17 PM
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Ordered this holiday bundle.


Nov 13, 2012 at 09:33 PM
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Now have to buy stands and brackets, that is, if I want use this stuff...


Nov 14, 2012 at 01:36 AM
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The 28 is amazing. The orb is a piece of shit.


Nov 23, 2012 at 03:43 AM
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Original post is from Nov 13....somehow I haven't seen the post till now and the links don't work anymore



Nov 24, 2012 at 01:10 AM
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BH

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/897244-REG/Westcott_q42012a_Apollo_Bundle_Holiday_Promo.html

Adorama

http://www.adorama.com/WEA3K.html



Nov 24, 2012 at 03:36 AM
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ether1 wrote:
Original post is from Nov 13....somehow I haven't seen the post till now and the links don't work anymore


The links were bad even when first posted; there are non-standard characters at the ends. Here's what they should have been:

http://fjwestcott.com/product/apollo-and-halo/apollo-bundle-holiday-promo-offer

http://www.speedlightsolutions.com



Nov 24, 2012 at 05:31 AM





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