Has anyone used the Aurora FBO65 Firefly Beauty Box?

Started Feb 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
Brent Allen Thale
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Re: Has anyone used the Aurora FBO65 Firefly Beauty Box?
In reply to jamesdo, Feb 22, 2013

I've used the 20-inch Aurora Beauty Box quite a bit and love it. Solid construction, metal bracket, it doesn't feel like a cheap umbrella but instead a quality piece of equipment.

I recently compared the FBO 65, which is the 26-inch newer model, on Amazon to the 20-inch, have only used the 65 so far in test shots:

http://www.amazon.com/Aurora-Firefly-Beauty-Octabox-Mounted/dp/B0065PBK5S/ref=cm_aya_orig_subj

The 20-inch is more portable, mount it on a cheap monopod and you can easily navigate through crowds. The 26-inch is noticeably larger, haven't tried it in a crowd yet but I can imagine it will be a tougher squeeze.

I was concerned the FBO 65 doesn't have the hotspot-blocking mirrored patch the 20-inch Aurora has, but it doesn't appear to need it, I took this shot which shows very even lighting across the face of the FBO 65:

http://wingedmammal.com/action_photos_2013/action_photo_130202.shtml

If you want to see examples of the 20-inch, I have lots here taken at a costume convention, I expect the 26 to be a touch softer:

http://www.wingedmammal.com/dragoncon_2012/dragoncon_2012.shtml#.USbyOqWsh8E

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