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Photoflex vs Chimera Softboxes


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#1 AndrewDale

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 05:27 PM

I was wondering what if any difference any of you have found when using the photoflex or chimera softboxes. I've used the chimeras before and love them, but a gaffer friend of mine uses the photoflex versions and I was curious if anyone has had any problems or issues with either. Thanks a bunch.
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Posted 31 March 2008 - 05:52 PM

It is like comparing a Caddy to a toyota. They both get the job done. but the chimera boxes are much beefier and heat resistant. the quality of the photoflex is good but not as good as Chimera.

I own a couple of the photoflex boxes and like them but would love to have been able to buy Chimera.

The biggest problem I have found is Size options and heat resistance. Oh and the bag they pack into is kinda cheap and cheezy.
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#3 Derek Shandonay

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 06:37 AM

If you have the options between the two go with Chimera. Better quality, photoflex is more for beginners.
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#4 timHealy

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 07:21 AM

Use whatever you have available. In the end no one is going to wonder which one you used when watching your film.

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#5 Kiarash Sadigh

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 10:52 PM

Check out Lowell Rifa...they're great soft boxes when you're in a hurry...
http://www.lowel.com/kits_rifa.html
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