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Rated 4 out of
On location is excellence!
"Location photography always holds it's inherent issues. Thankfully some of them are now no longer nearly the issue they were thanks to these panels. The frame is a lightweight metal with velcro upon it, they fit together very easily, although a locking mechanism for the frame would've been nice, as soon as the fabric is on the kit holds together tightly. The frame is super light and packs down to the size of a normal lighting stand bag. The lightness does throw you off as it doesn't ""feel"" sturdy. My uneasiness over it's strength was alleviated after this past weeks location shoot, where strong wings buffeted my set around. Apart from the obvious need for sandbagging each support the set stayed fairly stationary! My other gripe is with the velcro, as fun as the sound may be I found the system could've benefited from a ""snap-on"" approach instead.
They come with 3 modifiers (3/4 stop diffuser, silver reflector and white reflector. The 3/4 is my go-to when I need to shoot in direct sunlight. The others make fantastic fill and highlights. The silver is extremely reflective, but still has a softness when reflected, making it perfect for so many applications!
The kit does NOT include the grips - I recommend getting them as after my windy-location-assignment I found my standard grips had been bent, and also didn't give me the mobility of the companies actual grips. The kit does include a bag which can double as a sandbag in a shake.
Overall very impressed! Again I preface the surprising strength of the (built) kit as the frame does feel a tad flimsy. The only downfall is that velcro (frustrating/slower assembly)."
Date published: 2013-05-17