Photek Softlighter II questions


nelson-tan

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Hi guys,

Some question about the Photek Softlighter II...

- Is it available in Singapore, or do I need to order it from B&H?
- Are there any cheaper alternatives to it?
- Anybody using it with Profoto Acute and D1/B1? Is it necessary to get the 7mm instead of 8mm shaft?

Thanks!
 

tedhoho

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Hi,

I not sure if it available in Singapore, but i ordered the 36" Photek Softlighter II with 8mm shaft (not sure about the 7mm) from B&H. I used it with my B1.
 

nelson-tan

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Thanks for your reply Ted! It's very useful to know I can go for the cheaper 8mm with removable shaft instead of the 7mm that costs more and doesn't have removable shaft.
 

daredevil123

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lil red dot
7mm shaft is meant for elinchrom lights. If you are using any other brand of lights, get 8mm.
 

nelson-tan

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Thanks Daredevil! Photek actually mentioned that older Profoto heads need to use the 7mm as well, but didn't specify which model. I searched online and discovered that Profoto umbrellas are 8mm as well, so I guess Photek must be referring to very old Profoto heads.