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02/15/2016 05:50:36 PM · #1
So recently I bought some striplights. I encountered some problems with them intially - seller sent the wrong mounting rings, a bunch of other small stupid crap - but now that I have them assembled on rings that will fit my flashheads, a new problem reared its head.

That is...now that they're assembled and all ready to go...one corner droops noticeably. The same corner on both of them, in fact...' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/55000-59999/59029/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1176044.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/55000-59999/59029/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1176044.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' I have square softboxes, whose sides are taut all around. So why on earth would a set of rectangular softboxes have this huge saggy flap of material??? Are they supposed to be like that?? I took some pics to show the seller as I am planning to return them. If anyone knows better, please chime in now!!

Message edited by author 2016-02-15 18:05:52.
02/15/2016 06:31:25 PM · #2
That's really strange....
02/15/2016 06:46:22 PM · #3
I know, and it's pissing me off no end...I just visited the seller's page and guess what, though the images are still up showing absolutely no sag whatsoever with or without diffusers, now those strips are discontinued. Can't imagine why!!!!
02/15/2016 09:17:11 PM · #4
Manufacturing defect, for sure :-(
02/16/2016 12:30:47 AM · #5
It's an art piece, Susan. Frame it and hang it!
02/16/2016 01:10:27 AM · #6
Originally posted by sfalice:

It's an art piece, Susan. Frame it and hang it!


This is funny :)
02/16/2016 08:07:36 AM · #7
Originally posted by GeorgesBogaert:

Originally posted by sfalice:

It's an art piece, Susan. Frame it and hang it!


This is funny :)


Kind of, I guess...but it cost me $200 CDN so not killing myself laughing.
02/16/2016 10:00:49 AM · #8
Originally posted by snaffles:

Originally posted by GeorgesBogaert:

Originally posted by sfalice:

It's an art piece, Susan. Frame it and hang it!


This is funny :)


Kind of, I guess...but it cost me $200 CDN so not killing myself laughing.

I do understand that this was a serious tragedy,' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' snaffles, but hang in there.
:)
02/16/2016 10:46:06 AM · #9
Originally posted by sfalice:

Originally posted by snaffles:

Originally posted by GeorgesBogaert:

Originally posted by sfalice:

It's an art piece, Susan. Frame it and hang it!


This is funny :)


Kind of, I guess...but it cost me $200 CDN so not killing myself laughing.

I do understand that this was a serious tragedy,' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' snaffles, but hang in there.
:)


Sez she, snickering up her sleeve...;-)

Well they're disassembled and boxed back up, ready to be shipped back to sender tomorrow...cancelled work today due to snowstorm, luckily I am able to move that client to another day this week. Getting a little cabin fevery though!
02/17/2016 02:25:30 AM · #10
Originally posted by snaffles:

So recently I bought some striplights. I encountered some problems with them intially - seller sent the wrong mounting rings, a bunch of other small stupid crap - but now that I have them assembled on rings that will fit my flashheads, a new problem reared its head.

That is...now that they're assembled and all ready to go...one corner droops noticeably. The same corner on both of them, in fact...' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/55000-59999/59029/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1176044.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/55000-59999/59029/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1176044.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' I have square softboxes, whose sides are taut all around. So why on earth would a set of rectangular softboxes have this huge saggy flap of material??? Are they supposed to be like that?? I took some pics to show the seller as I am planning to return them. If anyone knows better, please chime in now!!


Is your purchased this brand called "Fotodiox"?
//www.amazon.com/Fotodiox-Eggcrate-Speedring-Standard-Classica/dp/B0048WGKKK/ref=pd_rhf_se_p_img_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0KG4F7STF33NX542YPPJ


02/17/2016 05:27:29 PM · #11
Is your purchased this brand called "Fotodiox"?
//www.amazon.com/Fotodiox-Eggcrate-Speedring-Standard-Classica/dp/B0048WGKKK/ref=pd_rhf_se_p_img_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0KG4F7STF33NX542YPPJ [/quote]

No.

Message edited by author 2016-02-17 17:28:50.
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