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simonmasters
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Posted Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:26AM
 Looking at buying a location setup in the not too distant future and have been thinking about the batpac with a d1 500w then later adding a d1 1000w wondered if anyone had any experience with it.
tomprout
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Posted Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:54AM

Simon, that looks fairly big and heavy, but the capacity is impressive


I use a couple of Vagabond Mini packs - I get 400-500 flashes from each and they are about the size and weight of a brick
simonmasters
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Posted Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:21PM
I had seen that too Tom but don't think it would be an issue, I actually kind of prefer the fact thats its it bit bulkier. The vagabond packs sound gd but I dont think as readily available in Uk.
Feverstockphoto
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Posted Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:54PM
Hi Simon,  Google  Paul C Buff Europe. Look under portable power. They distribute from England and have the vagabond mini. I use one with an Einstein strobe and is execllent outdoors.
simonmasters
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Posted Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:44PM
Posted By Feverstockphoto:
Hi Simon,  Google  Paul C Buff Europe. Look under portable power. They distribute from England and have the vagabond mini. I use one with an Einstein strobe and is execllent outdoors.

Hi mate thanks for the link , I didnt know paul buff lights were available in UK but to be honest it dosen,t change much. I have always fancied Profoto and although pricey when you add it all up I am pretty sure thats the road I,m going to head down, just really looking to see if anyone has any solid reason to avoid the batpac.
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Posted Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:37AM
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lagereek
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Posted Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:22AM
Its large and heavy, too heavy to be called a location kit?  Profoto is the only lighting-company that still havent realized that a location set-up should be light and portable. All these black boxes, generators, etc. They will drive you mad in the end.
Feverstockphoto
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Posted Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:46AM

^ Yep when you add up light stands, modifiers, camera gear, etc.., you'll need transport and maybe assistant or two! . For reference here is some info on the mini that also show/mentions the batpac with stats.., see image of the two together in the back of a car. The vagabond mini is on top of the batpac. Get the right tools that suit your needs http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=7-11314-11226 
simonmasters
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Posted Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:29AM
Thanks guys lots of food for thought, Jim, that image in the car boot is quite an eye opener!
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