The LiteReach Plus with 39 x 39" LitePanel Kit from Photoflex is a suitable solution for diffusing harsh sunlight when shooting on location. It consists of a LightPanel translucent diffuser and a LightReach support pole.
The LiteReach Plus extends from 35.5" to 9.6' and can hold a maximum vertical load of 15.0 lb. When holding the pole and diffuser, the balance ball at the bottom of the pole allows you to comfortably place the weight of the kit against your hip. The LitePanel attaches to the end of the support pole, allowing you to hold the diffuser above the subject, providing a softer light than the direct sunlight. The frame folds down to 39 x 3" and is held together with internal bungee cords, making it easy to break down and set up. The quick-release rail system features a modular mounting plate for a variety of mounting options and fast setup. A polyester carrying bag is included to transport the kit.
Photoflex LitePanel Frames are designed with the demanding professional photographer in mind and are unlike any other panels on the market. This is a 39 x 39" aluminum frame only, which will hold in place an assortment of Photoflex panels, available separately.
This frame is available as a part of different kits.
Designed for use with the LitePanel 39 x 39" frame, the LitePanel Translucent Fabric Diffusion from Photoflex produces a broad light source and subtly reduces contrast. It subdues light intensity, and is useful for portraiture and other instances where a large, soft light source is required. The fabric is fitted with elastic corners for quick and secure attachment to the frame.
Get ready for your next location shoot with the black LitePanel Accessory Carry Bag from Photoflex. This bag is designed to accommodate your LS-B2218, LS-B2214, LS-B2211, or LS-B2200 LitePanel light stand. It may also be used to hold other gear such as reflectors, discs, and other LitePanel accessories. The bag features zipper closure, dual strap handles, and has a zippered side pocket for small stuff. At only 2 lb, the bag is easy to carry and is constructed from durable 600D nylon.
The Photoflex LitePanel Mounting Hardware Kit is designed to allow hands-free use of any of the LitePanels polycarbonate or aluminum frames as well as hands-on use via a LiteReach handheld extension arm. The kit included a heavy-duty swivel with an umbrella shaft channel and hardware to hold the frames or extensions.
- All metal construction
- Unique, reversible modular mounting plate to facilitate a variety of mounting options
- Quick-release rail system for fast and secure assembly
- Quick-release heavy duty tilt bracket
The Photoflex LiteReach Plus is a heavy duty three-section support that allows you to hold a Photoflex LitePanel, umbrella or softbox up to 9.6' above your subject. Shooting outdoors, especially in mid-day sun is a tough contrast situation for the photographer and a hot, physically uncomfortable one for the subject. With separate purchase of the LitePanel Mounting Hardware Kit (PHLPFHK) you'll be able to hold LitePanel frames with diffusion material up to 39 x 72" over your subject to obtain soft, manageable contrast.
You can get a similar effect using a large white umbrella in place of the LitePanel. You'll need an optional Multiclamp with Shoe Mount (B&H# PHMCUSM)or a Heavy Duty Swivel (B&H# PHSM) mounted to the LiteReach Plus' 5/8" top stud to hold the umbrella. You can also use these products to support a softbox. With a maximum tubing diameter of 1.37", the LiteReach Plus has enough heft to handle a 15 lb vertical load at its full extension
Comfort and ergonomics are key to the LiteReach's design. The large rubberized balance ball allows you to shift the weight of your gear to your hip or to the ground, while two hand grips are located at ideal spots on the shaft to facilitate single-handed or two-handed direction of the LitePanel, umbrella or softbox.