Upload & Sell: On
Paul Buff wrote:
Next post will be the ship date. With almost 3000 pre orders it will take some time to fill them all and ship from stock.
How many is 3,000 ?
Like a days production, a months worth ? 3,000 days ?
3000 is probably about a month or so if we press the robotic assembler - we have a lot of pull with them. We're scrambling for parts but believe we have them all. Just placed purchase orders for 5000.
As for ego and "I wouldn't buy from Buff" - I really don't care. I believe my ego, whatever amount I might project, is well earned. Let me add some ego here: In 1985 I brought the cost of pro lighting down by 50% and the precision and usability up by 100%.A Bowens 800B (300WS) at that time was about the only game in town, was bigger than a breadbox, cost $1300 and didn't compare the the $599 Ultra 1200 (600WS). Photogenic was the first copy cat 2 years later. Most everything on the market is a knockoff of the Ultra in some form. In 2001 I brought the price down to $225 to $359 with AlienBees and brought pro lighting into the range of 300,000 new generation shooters.
I really don't know or care what was going on in Europe during this time . . . I remember MultiBlitz and Balcar monos came in during the 80s and that , Hensel and Visatec and Elinchrom monolights were designed to compete, after the fact, with WL Ultra. You tell me when Profoto came into the monolight biz. Now the D Lites and all the Chinese lights are designed to compete with AB. Bowens and Balcar are about the only companies I know off that deserve much credit for monolight history innovation and advancement.
What are they all going to do about Einstein and Cyber Commander?
Now the Buff haters can really have some ego to talk about . . . all they do is push more users my way. You get bullet proof when you get attacked all the time. Life is tough at the top.
What I care about are my customers, my employees and whatever contributions I can and have made to the industry. By the way, I am considered in many pro audio circles as the father of the modern multi track computer controlled recording studio - at least a member of about three companies that did this. Ray Dolby presented me a lifetime fellowship in the Audio Engineering Society in the 70's. Brag brag - bitch bitch
Someone want to give me the history of price and performance for the Euro monolight industry if I'm wrong about something here?