PDA

View Full Version : Flag kit



naavt
11-05-2013, 03:11 PM
Can someone point me to a cheap flag kit? I've been looking around but I can only find Matthews, Wescott and some other even more expensive brands. Any input will be appreciated. Thanks.

Frank Glencairn
11-05-2013, 03:56 PM
I have two of those and I'm pretty happy with them:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6z9shWJdms


http://gear.digitaljuice.com/products/products.asp?pid=2042

naavt
11-05-2013, 04:43 PM
I have two of those and I'm pretty happy with them:


http://gear.digitaljuice.com/products/products.asp?pid=2042

Thanks Frank. Can you tell me where you bought yours? I can't seem to find any EU dealer with that kit.

Frank Glencairn
11-05-2013, 05:01 PM
Here ya go

Pro: http://www.schnittpunkt.de/schnittshop/catalog/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=121&products_id=1433

Basic: http://www.schnittpunkt.de/schnittshop/catalog/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=121&products_id=1309

naavt
11-05-2013, 06:20 PM
Here ya go

Pro: http://www.schnittpunkt.de/schnittshop/catalog/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=121&products_id=1433

Basic: http://www.schnittpunkt.de/schnittshop/catalog/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=121&products_id=1309


Thank you Frank. Really appreciate your help.

Tim Hole
11-05-2013, 07:35 PM
This is something that always baffled me, everything else is replicated and ripped off more times than I've had hot dinners, yet flags, cutters et al are really slim pickens. It's probably one of the simplest things to create, if you gave the time and possibly a workshop.

The option Frank provided is quite a good one, haven't come across it before. Luckily flags are cheap to rent, but a lot of times it's just not convenient, when you just want to shoot something spur of the moment.

Having said this the Westcott Fastflags look like they would work well enough, but no idea how well. You still have to acquire a c-stand and grip-head clamp though.

naavt
11-06-2013, 03:55 PM
You still have to acquire a c-stand and grip-head clamp though.

Have a bunch of those. Collecting them for years now and my primary stands for the various light sources I also collected (everything between old redheads to recent LED panels).

The thing is that I've been borrowing Flag kits from a friend who sold all their lighting equipment as a whole recently and I suddenly became "flagless" :) hence my sourcing for a cheap solution.

And your right if you ask me (about non existing rip off flags on the market). With many Chinese and Indian manufacturers producing every bit of equipment it just surprises me that no one did appear with something in this particular area until now. Anyway, thanks for the tip.

Frank Glencairn
11-06-2013, 07:13 PM
For the record: The DigitalJuice Flag Kit is actually made in India

naavt
11-09-2013, 06:49 AM
Ordered from Schnittpunkt yesterday. Let's see when it arrives. Looking forward to evaluate its quality.

Michael Bergstrom
11-09-2013, 02:33 PM
I'm not a huge fan of the digital juice flag kit. Had them, returned them, the build quality just wasn't up to my standard. I ended up with the RoadRags kit for my light 'n' tight shooting and have been happy.

Frank Glencairn
11-09-2013, 03:29 PM
That's funny, cause I returned the RoadRags cause I found them too flimsy.

Michael Bergstrom
11-09-2013, 04:05 PM
That's funny, cause I returned the RoadRags cause I found them too flimsy.

Haha. See...to each their own. Some people like soft mattresses, some people like firm.

naavt
11-11-2013, 11:24 AM
They will be a step up in terms of storage and transportation from the "fixed" frames that I'm accustomed to but I'm expecting them to be flimsier none the less. Anyway, I'm also expecting some degree of sturdiness.