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  • Is anybody still on this thread? I'm feeling the need for a larger softbox than my 36s.  Thought about the 5-foot Profoto octa but saw comments about the difficulty of dealing with it.  Has anybody tried the 4-foot RapidBox XXL?  Would that give me…
  • Hey, thanks, Ranythebard.  I just (finally) checked on and saw your post.  I think I've found a site that's more helpful, at least for what I want to understand:  http://dofsimulator.net/en/ This has a picture in which the (cartoon) model is sepa…
  • That was good advice, Neil.  I checked the size of the battery pack and now realize it's much bigger than the Godox ProPacs I've been using.  The overall volume is less than the B1, but I was surprised to find a B1 fits into my 22-inch roll-aboard s…
  • Wow--thanks, all of you, for your thoughts.  I've been offline for a couple of days; just saw these.  Yes, Skipperlange, that's exactly my thought: can I get the same results with speedlights?  And Stephen, my experience matches your comment: yes, w…
  • Thanks, Neil.  I have a pair of the B1s and on a rational, orderly shoot they're a snap to handle alone.  I'm just wondering how they'd be on a run-and-gun like you did in the B2 review.  Not that I do all that many, so probably not worth the additi…
  • Thanks, shek33 and PDH7981; good to hear from some B1 owners who've actually done it.  Still like to hear from a B2 owner, though. 
  • As you should! Pimp your courses, I mean. I've been reading about various flash techniques for about as long as I've had a dSLR now--at least since '08. I've read Scott Kelby, Joe McNally and Syl Arena, and I've watched video courses on Lynda.c…
  • Thanks, Stephen. I've watched the first few lessons of the on-camera (Master Portrait) course and I completely agree. Well worth the money. Reading is all well and good, but it's equally helpful to have someone show you the steps, the process, th…
  • Well, my father was right: I am an idiot. Didn't see the words "on-camera" and "off-camera". Definitely the one I want is the Portraits course. Just bought it. Thanks.
  • I go on and off with the portrait work. Mostly I shoot landscapes, usually HDR, and local bands. I can't say enough about the virtues of local bands. They're usually starving artists so there won't be any money involved, but they're pathetically …

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