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    Default Where to get square umbrellas?

    I've only been able to find regular umbrellas. Is there an inexpensive source for square ones anywhere locally?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sausage View Post
    I've only been able to find regular umbrellas. Is there an inexpensive source for square ones anywhere locally?
    some photoflex umbrella can change to square do check their instruction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sausage View Post
    I've only been able to find regular umbrellas. Is there an inexpensive source for square ones anywhere locally?
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    Quote Originally Posted by longkangman View Post
    some photoflex umbrella can change to square do check their instruction.
    My first reaction was te same as yours...assuming the TS is asking about studio umbrellas. Was about to suggest some DIY ideas and then realised TS could be asking about umbrellas for blocking rain/sun (to be used as props maybe) instead of studio umbrellas.

    Anyway, if it is studio umbrellas, then maybe can sewblack cloth along the edges of a regular round (or octagonal to be exact) umbrella and create a square mask. Alternatively just get a square soft box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roygoh View Post
    My first reaction was te same as yours...assuming the TS is asking about studio umbrellas. Was about to suggest some DIY ideas and then realised TS could be asking about umbrellas for blocking rain/sun (to be used as props maybe) instead of studio umbrellas.

    Anyway, if it is studio umbrellas, then maybe can sewblack cloth along the edges of a regular round (or octagonal to be exact) umbrella and create a square mask. Alternatively just get a square soft box.
    oh yes I totally agreed.

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    I was hoping for deep umbrellas... thinking of mounting a flash inside it and then fixing a diffuser material on the outside. Any suggestions for this? The regular umbrellas seem quite shallow.

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    Default Re: Where to get square umbrellas?

    one place currently in mind is CP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sausage View Post
    I was hoping for deep umbrellas... thinking of mounting a flash inside it and then fixing a diffuser material on the outside. Any suggestions for this? The regular umbrellas seem quite shallow.

    You mean you want to find a deep, square umbrella?
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    Default Re: Where to get square umbrellas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sausage View Post
    that's called a softbox.

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    Yes, where can I get a square umbrella that looks like that? Can those photoflex ones do it?

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    Default Re: Where to get square umbrellas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sausage View Post
    Yes, where can I get a square umbrella that looks like that? Can those photoflex ones do it?
    I have not come across any square umbrella soft box, if you want a umbrella soft box, look for PQ23, have ready stock.

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