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Paul C. Buff Offset Arm • Why You Need One to Tilt Your Westcott Apollo Softbox!

Paul C. Buff Offset Arm • Why You Need One to Tilt Your Westcott Apollo Softbox!

Using speedlights in softboxes intended for speedlights can be an infuriating experience. The layout of the zippers often restricts aiming of the softbox to anything but a completely vertical position. To get around this, photographers have come up with clever ways of moving the speedlight a few inches off the stand, to allow for more movement.

The solution I've found to be most effective, however, is the off-the-shelf Baby Boomer Offset Arm from Paul C. Buff. The arm is a perfect length to allow for full articulation of most speedlight softboxes, and provides the flexibility necessary for working with modifiers like the Westcott Apollo in the field.

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Canon 7D2 :: An Action Camera That's Great for Events?

Canon 7D2 :: An Action Camera That's Great for Events?

Canon's latest APS-C crop sensor camera, the 7D Mark II, has been praised for it's buffer and burst speed, and while it will make a killer sports, wildlife and action camera, I think the improved ISOs and extra reach of the crop sensor will make it a great tool as a low light events camera.

Check out my thoughts in the video below...

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