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Golden Eagle Lighting Kit - How to assemble the softbox?

Postby surenj on Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:19 pm

I had a go today but it would appear more difficult than it would seem :mrgreen: Any ideas?

These are the ingredients that come in the pack.
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I am not sure how to fix the metal rods and attach to the adaptor on the flash head.

Thanks for your replies...
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Re: Golden Eagle Lighting Kit - How to assemble the softbox?

Postby phoenix on Sun Oct 12, 2008 3:22 pm

Howdy! I had the same problem when i got the kit initially. The ever helpful Mr Gary Stark replied to my PM with the following:

Yes, the first couple of times these can be a bit of a challenge.

I'm going from memory here ... first of all, you need to mount the mounting ring on the light head. Note that there's an optical trigger on the top of the hear. Youshould not cover that with the softbox.

There are four holes, at 90 degree intervals, along the outside of the ring. You also have, for each softbox, four flexible rods, as well as the actual reflector. You'll see that the reflector has three pockets and one velcro tab. These are where the the reflector mounts onto the rods ... shortly.

Slip the reflector over the ring onto the head, again making sure that you're not going to cover the optical trigger.

Now start with the rods: you'll see that there's a sort of bulb on each end, but you'll also see that they're different sizes. One of those "bulbs" will fit somewhat comfortably into the holes in the mounting ring. Mount them onto the ring, and then for each of the first three corners, slip the other end of the rod into one of the pockets on the reflector.

The rods should bend to allow you to do this, and they will start to form an arc INSIDE the reflector as the reflector is stretched over them and out, in front of the light.

Next do the same with the final rod and the final - velcro - corner, opening the velcro and securing the rod into a sort of custom pocket with the velcro.

You should now be seeing the basic form of the softbox, and should be able to mount the diffuser over the square opening you've created.

Done!

The biggest problem i had was worrying i'd bend the rods to far and break them, but you really can bend those suckers a long way.

Let me know if you need anymore help!

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Re: Golden Eagle Lighting Kit - How to assemble the softbox?

Postby gstark on Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:04 pm

phoenix wrote:The ever helpful Mr Gary Stark


Me?? Helpful ???

Damn! I'm starting to give the wrong impression. :)

Thanx for posting this for me; saves me having to retype it all.
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Re: Golden Eagle Lighting Kit - How to assemble the softbox?

Postby MATT on Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:21 pm

 LOL I had EXACTLY the same problem. ....

Worked it out eventually.

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Re: Golden Eagle Lighting Kit - How to assemble the softbox?

Postby surenj on Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:43 pm

Thanks Phoenix and Mr. Stark! I got it working...
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Re: Golden Eagle Lighting Kit - How to assemble the softbox?

Postby gstark on Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:50 pm

Mazel tov!
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Re: Golden Eagle Lighting Kit - How to assemble the softbox?

Postby phoenix on Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:01 pm

gstark wrote:
phoenix wrote:The ever helpful Mr Gary Stark


Me?? Helpful ???

Damn! I'm starting to give the wrong impression. :)

Thanx for posting this for me; saves me having to retype it all.


No worries! It helped me out the first time, and i pretty much have the softboxes set up all the time now. It's a bit tricky to get them set up so i just leave them now.

And yes, you've been very helpful for me :D
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Re: Golden Eagle Lighting Kit - How to assemble the softbox?

Postby CraigVTR on Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:54 pm

I had the same problem the first time, but my wife took over and sorted it out. :oops: :D
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Re: Golden Eagle Lighting Kit - How to assemble the softbox?

Postby who on Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:17 pm

gstark wrote:
phoenix wrote:The ever helpful Mr Gary Stark

Me?? Helpful ???

Damn! I'm starting to give the wrong impression. :)


Would you prefer to be perceived as Stark raving mad :lol:
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