Yeah . . . with the white 3D silk backing the Jumbrella makes it really easy to give a soft outdoor light simulation. I originally wanted to try the 2m but when you think about it, one of the beauties of the 3m and 4m is that you can do full length fashion with this one light with an 80mm or longer lens even with a DX crop factor and still have soft light. I think that the 2m may be a bit too small unfortunately. They won't be bringing one in to demo and there are no 2m in stock in the world right now and they are still awaiting a new shipment. If you want to try it out you're welcome to borrow some of my lights and try them out at Lighttools. Steven left the 4m one up for that purpose. He'll collapse it in a couple of days.
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SWEET! That's wicked that place is in Edmonton!
I can't believe how lovely and soft that light it, and how f*cking rediculously HUGE that Jumbrella... Would the two meter be set-up-able for a little person?
Hmmm . . . the 2m may be okay to be set up by one little person but I'm not sure . . . either way you'll probably need a ladder to throw the outside stages of the splines forward. There's also a lot of force required to tension the two hubs. Steven was assuming that I always had an assistant on hand to set this stuff up . . . though he seemed to very easily set up the 3m by himself. Come on guys . . . 3m. It's a couple hundred bucks cheaper than the 2m would be and it's in town. Plus you get a lot more working room . . . you don't even have a lens that will allow your model to be close enough to the light to be very soft and still get a full body shot in if you were using just the 2m. =P
BTW, all sample photos were taken with the 4m JumBrella. I think that the 4m is too big for one normal-sized person to handle. The 3m is as big a normal-sized person could handle. And the 2m maybe small enough for a Jackie-sized person to handle alone but realistically, whatever you're using it for you'll probably have someone to help you and even the 2m may be too heavy for you get move up and down on a stand by yourself anyway. There are some 2m + straight umbrellas that you can get. Vistek sells them. They are about $500. But they are just big umbrellas . . . no boom in the centre to redirect light to create a graduated ring light to use other light modifiers in combination to create other effects. The JumBrella really is something else and in this case, the bigger the better. If you want something that's 2m, the 2m octabox that's made by Lighttools may be a better choice. Plus it already has support for Egg Crates. Jackie, I think that your applications could probably benefit from using Egg Crates.