I think this product offers good long term value for the cost. My only issue is that with the supplied mounting brackets attached, the frame will not fit into the supplied bag and still let me close the bag zipper. Either the bag or the mounting bracket should be modified to let me leave the mounting bracket attached. I don’t want to remove the bracket (Allen screw attached) every time I put the frame into the bag.
Very good experience, the staff were so helpful and assisted me in evaluating my needs and the best product. Will definitely go there again!
The panel size is great. The adapter to connect the panel to the optional boom only permits the boom and panel to be folded to about 90 degrees so carrying it around can be awkward and cumbersome (middle image). I decided to use a griphead to clamp to the litepanel and now you can fold it completely (Third image) as it is a less cumbersome way for the person holding the panel during traveling to another location. It also can create a tripping hazard if you put the panel on the ground between shooting. The adapter for the C stand boom has to be taken off if you want to store it in the bag as it will not fit into the bag zipped (first image). You have to take off the adapter. I resorted to using the griphead to connect the panel to the boom and bypassed ALL the adapters as you can fold the boom stand and panel so its not as cumbersome to carry and It requires no tools to take off the adapter aka griphead and the griphead just barely fits into the bag with the panel, I prefer that whatever I use I don't have to use hand tools to assemble/disassemble on location. If you lose the allan wrench, you are hooped.
Thanks for the review. The boom is not designed to be attached to the lite panel when folded. It should always be taken off before folding. With the quick release the frame can be folded all the way down. We also designed the fabric to be removed when folded because it only takes 10 seconds to reattach. The c stand spigot is a bit longer so rather than make a huge bag with empty space, you would need to remove the spigot to zip the bag back up. We're constantly improving and will definitely consider some of your suggestions. Thanks again,
Great tool in the kit. Easy to put together. The diffuser fits snugly.
This is exactly what I was looking for. The collapsible frame makes it quick and easy to assemble. Installing the included diffusion cloth is also easy and works well. The included light stand mounting bracket is what really sold this for me. Overall I would definitely buy this again.