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#1 Travis Gray

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:18 AM

Tried searching around to see what sizes people frequently use for frames, but either I'm not doing it right or there isn't really anything there, so try not to get too crazy about posting redundant stuff haha

 

But, looking at getting some frames/diffusion/etc for some shoots coming up, and I figure I might as well just own things I'll frequently use. I do have some outdoors shoots, and I'm wondering if an 8x8 frame is worth having or if it's just something to rent on a shoot by shoot basis.

 

So, basically, what sizes does everyone use most frequently usually and would be worth having?


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#2 Stephen Murphy

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:34 AM

I use 4x4, 4x8, 8x8, 12x12 and 20x20 on almost every shoot.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:19 AM

I like the 12x20 a lot. Doesn't catch nearly as much wind as a 20x20 but has nice width as a bounce. It also gives better coverage as an overhead than a 12x12. also the 5x7 and 6x8 for indoor locations. 4x4's and 6x6's should be a standard part of the package. Just use frames frequently, they can make a huge difference and make everything easier.


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#4 JD Hartman

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 12:30 PM

I like the 12x20 a lot. Doesn't catch nearly as much wind as a 20x20 but has nice width as a bounce. It also gives better coverage as an overhead than a 12x12. also the 5x7 and 6x8 for indoor locations. 4x4's and 6x6's should be a standard part of the package. Just use frames frequently, they can make a huge difference and make everything easier.

5x7', 6x8'??  Who is making frames in those sizes or are you buying 8x frames and shortening the pipes?  6x6 is a good size for interiors, you can use it in a house without scraping the ceiling.  With muslin in the frame it can become a false wall or quick backdrop.  8x8' can be erected quickly outside when you need to knock down the sun in a close-up.  Mostly 12x12' and 20x20' for bounce and diffusion.  Bigger frames require more hands to be dedicated to them during the shoot for safety.  Four people for a 20x frame outside, with bags and guy ropes and none of them better be caught using their phone.


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#5 Edward Lawrence Conley III

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 10:24 AM

Westcott Scrim Jim series: 42x42, 42x72, 72x72, 96x96

California Sunbounce:2x3, 3x4, 4x6, 6x8

 

Not the traditional frames but work pretty decent for the small productions and break down small enough to fit in a car.


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#6 JD Hartman

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:22 PM

Odd sized frames mean fewer (more expensive) sources for rags.  Standard size frames, 4x4 6x6, 8x8, etc. means any brand rag will fit your frame.  Purchased or rented.

 

Once again a case of trying to stuff a 3 ton grip truck in a duffle bag.


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#7 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 10:48 PM

I would go insane if we had odd sized frames and rags. Its just one more thing to slow the whole process down ... 4x4, 6x6, 8x8, 12x12, 20x20, 12x20 - plenty to choose from.

Maybe I'm just getting old :-)


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#8 Brian Stansfield

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 09:55 AM

8x8 and 12x12 are my go to's ... 20x20 is WAY too big for anything I shoot usually and needs a lot of support on exterior shoots. Anything smaller than 8x8 I use a california sun bounce, 4x6 and 2x3. 
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#9 John David Miller

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 04:25 PM

I carry 6x6, 8x8, 8x12, 12x12, 10x20, 12x20, 20x20, and 20x30 on my truck. Basically 2 of each:

Solid
Silk
Single
Double
Grifloyn
Ultrabounce
Silent Full, Half, 1/4 Grid
Soft Frost
1/2 Soft Frost
Bleached/Unbleached Muslin
Chrome Blue/Green
Digital Blue/Green
LCDs

This is pretty standard for a custom grip package...maybe drop the 20x30s if space/cost is an issue.
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