SMDV is a little-known and relatively new Korean company making waves in the lighting space. They provided us with their newest development, the MegaBox 110 — a more affordable parabolic reflector for the budget-conscious. Read on to find out more!Read More
There isn't much information on using Profoto's OCF series flashes with a recessed flash tube with Broncolor Paras, and since we've used (and still occasionally use) that combo regularly, here's a short video to answer some questions from a reader regarding the use of Profoto OCF (B1/B2) flashes with a Broncolor Para.Read More
In a new series I'm starting on modifiers, I cover what's fast become one of our favorite modifiers — the Broncolor Para 133. The Broncolor Paras are considered a "holy grail" modifier, usually because of the exorbitant price. But what do you get for the money?Read More
Every month, Parabolix Light has a lighting meetup where photographers can meet, discuss techniques and lighting, experiment with a live model, and get a chance to try out the Parabolix line of light shapers. We made another trip to the Parabolix studio in Downtown LA for the monthly lighting meetup, and to get another look at these great modifiers.Read More
Lusting after Briese and Broncolor Parabolics? We had the chance to check out and demo the game-changing affordable Parabolix focusable light shapers. Here are our first impressions.
While doing some research earlier this year on the Broncolor Para system, I stumbled on the Parabolix light shaping tools. The value proposition offered by an alternative solution at a low price point (relative to other options available) was undeniable. However, at the time, the Parabolix system only offered indirect, focusable deep octas. While the qualities of an indirect parabolic light shaping tool wouldn't change toomuch, the catchlights of a rounder modifier are more pleasing.
Fast forward to August 2016, and Parabolix has just released their new and updated 16-rod parabolic reflectors. By this time we've already taken delivery of the Broncolor Para, but a much more affordable alternative is now available for people who want the unmistakable quality of light that a parabolic reflector gives you. Plus, the lower price point of the Parabolix system allows us to supplement our kit with different sized modifiers while maintaining that high quality of light without breaking the bank.Read More