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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · So, I want to buy an eyelighter but...


Communication with the Peters' is very terse and puzzling.

I emailed them once asking about seconds or refurbs and got an answer back saying "in december". I had to email again to clarify only to find out that they don't have seconds or refurbs and that new ones will be available in dec.

So I emailed them again a couple days ago asking about availability and was told that "west city is carrying them". After several minutes searching google, I have no clue who west city is or whether they have a website.

Anyone else have a similar experience?

It's not surprising that given the price and poor communications, folks are just making their own.



Nov 19, 2013 at 02:11 PM
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jzucker wrote:
...So I emailed them again a couple days ago asking about availability and was told that " west city is carrying them". After several minutes searching google, I have no clue who west city is or whether they have a website.


Are you sure you read that e-mail right? I was told that F. J. Westcott & Co. will be carrying them.

It's not shown on the Westcott Web site yet, so it may be a deal in the works, but that's what I was told.



Nov 19, 2013 at 09:19 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · So, I want to buy an eyelighter but...


>> Kpeters 8:40 AM (8 hours ago)
>> West city is advertising them. We aren't sure if they r ready for shipment but should be very soon
>> Karen peters



Nov 19, 2013 at 10:14 PM
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maybe autocorrect problem?


Nov 19, 2013 at 10:14 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · So, I want to buy an eyelighter but...


hey brian, thanks for the tip. I went to westcott's site and didn't see it there but then went to adorama.com who carries westcott and they have it listed as out of stock with pre-order option , shipping mid-december (est) and it's now 1/2 the price of the original so I ordered one!!!


Nov 19, 2013 at 11:43 PM
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and a friend of mine confirmed that their iphone corrects westcott to west city,


Nov 19, 2013 at 11:43 PM
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jzucker wrote:
maybe autocorrect problem?


That makes sense; my system is constantly "correcting" the word "monolight" to "moonlight," and I've seen posts from others where that seems to have happened as well. Sometimes technology is great, and sometimes it just gets in the way.



Nov 20, 2013 at 01:46 AM
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jzucker wrote:
...went to adorama.com who carries westcott and they have it listed as out of stock with pre-order option , shipping mid-december (est) and it's now 1/2 the price of the original so I ordered one!!!


Woohoo! Half the price is good! I hope you like yours when it comes. Please do a short review if you can.



Nov 20, 2013 at 01:49 AM
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I was looking for this too. Glad to see it is going to be available. Do any of you guys know if this folds? Or what the form factor is when packed?


Nov 20, 2013 at 03:02 AM
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KPV-1Ds wrote:
...Do any of you guys know if this folds? Or what the form factor is when packed?


Each of the semi-circular "arms" takes down into pieces, and the reflector panel -- which is fabric -- rolls up or folds up. It's not exactly compact, but it is definitely portable.

The original Eyelighter Web site is down, but there is an archive. Here's an assembly video that shows how it works:

Eyelighter assembly video



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jzucker wrote:
......went to adorama.com who carries westcott and they have it listed as out of stock with pre-order option , shipping mid-december (est) and it's now 1/2 the price of the original so I ordered one!!!


Thanks!



Nov 24, 2013 at 01:36 PM
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No eyelighter so far. Adorama can't say when or if they'll come in and peters doesn't respond to email. Oh well...


Dec 12, 2013 at 03:36 PM
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jzucker wrote:
No eyelighter so far. Adorama can't say when or if they'll come in and peters doesn't respond to email. Oh well...


Please email me with the SKU number and I'll check with the purchasing department

helen@adorama.com



Dec 12, 2013 at 03:46 PM
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thanks helen! email sent


Dec 12, 2013 at 04:43 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · So, I want to buy an eyelighter but...


It would be interesting to know when they will ship.


Dec 13, 2013 at 03:38 AM
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Waki wrote:
It would be interesting to know when they will ship.


It would be interesting to know if they will ship.



Dec 13, 2013 at 04:52 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · So, I want to buy an eyelighter but...


The manufacturer is telling us to expect a delivery the first week of January


Dec 13, 2013 at 05:54 AM
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Thanks Helen. Good to know.


Dec 13, 2013 at 10:47 AM
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did anyone get their eyelighter?


Jan 28, 2014 at 12:29 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · So, I want to buy an eyelighter but...


I've had one on back order for a while so I sent a request for an update to FJ Westcott. They just responded about 5 minutes ago with an email. According to Jennifer Holtsbery the production is slipped and slated for a late February delivery. She thinks Adorama may be one of the first to get a shipment which is where mine is on back order.


Jan 29, 2014 at 11:59 PM
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