ART Vagabond II

MSIGuy

om nom nom nom!
May 30, 2005
4,705
http://www.innovatronix.com/explorerXT.asp

Check this out instead. More capacity, compatible with more lights. Expandable battery power. Built like a goddamn tank.
I think that's what I'm going to buy in a while for my BXRi 500's.

I was going to get a Vagabond or MiniLithium but after seeing a thread on FM where Paul Buff was a whiny little douche when people made minor suggestions to improve useability I don't feel like giving that fucking ginger a cent. :mamoru:
 

MSIGuy

om nom nom nom!
May 30, 2005
4,705
Yeah! So far I haven't been able to find a good pack that works well with bivoltage strobes like the BXRi500's, supposedly that's one of the improvements here.
 

mr_ecktid

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Feb 14, 2006
5,858
DFW
I've never heard of the Innovatronix stuff before, it looks pretty slick but pricey.

For those who use a lot of strobes in the field with softboxes/umbrellas, do yall use sandbags to keep them down? I've heard of some people using vagabonds or equivalents to keep the lightsands sturdy.

I would prefer to mini versions of the vagabond/innovatronix for convenience.
 

Jcolman

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Aug 19, 2002
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dirty souf
I've never heard of the Innovatronix stuff before, it looks pretty slick but pricey.

For those who use a lot of strobes in the field with softboxes/umbrellas, do yall use sandbags to keep them down? I've heard of some people using vagabonds or equivalents to keep the lightsands sturdy.

I would prefer to mini versions of the vagabond/innovatronix for convenience.

I have sandbags but I use my Vagabond. It works fine to help secure my lightstand.
 

mr_ecktid

Active Member
Feb 14, 2006
5,858
DFW
I have sandbags but I use my Vagabond. It works fine to help secure my lightstand.

Are you happy with your setup (vagabond + sandbags) or would you prefer the mini and the sandbags?

Doesn't really matter now since all of paul buffs stuff is backordered til hell freezes over
 

Jcolman

OT Supporter
Aug 19, 2002
48,085
dirty souf
Are you happy with your setup (vagabond + sandbags) or would you prefer the mini and the sandbags?

Doesn't really matter now since all of paul buffs stuff is backordered til hell freezes over

I would probably prefer the mini since I already own sandbags and there are times where I don't need the weight to hold the stands steady. However when I'm shooting on location and it's a bit windy, I only have to carry the vagabond instead of a mini + sandbags.
 

Cicada

Abraham $LINK’in
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Sep 30, 2008
177,911
SoCal
There a local guy here selling one for 275 or two for 400.

I can pick up the 2/400 one if you wanna split :mamoru: since I'm looking for one of these anyway :o

Edit: nm. The 2/400, one needs a replacement battery. :(
 

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