Home Depot Homebrew of $643 Profoto Globe

Home Depot Homebrew of $643 Profoto Globe Saves You Enough to Buy a Paul Buff Einstein to Put it On

For the second time in a week, a Paul Buff mod that is so simple I wonder why I hadn’t thought of it earlier. This one is via Houston-based photographer Stephen Hébert.

This Home Depot version of the famed Profoto Globe will set you back all of $10. I have seen people hacking these for Profoto lights using SP-systems mounts and/or gaffer’s tape. But the fact that they mount right to an AB or Einstein is, like, poetic justice or something.

If you are really slick (and handy) you might want to try to drill some holes around the base for heat venting. And I am guessing the color temp is, er, “close enough.”

But having enough money left over from the savings to buy the actual flash (and an additional $130 in other accessories) is icing on the cake.

thank you strobist  photo blog by david hobby a must read for photographers. and it’s free think of that, knowledge freely given for the effort of reading it.


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2 Responses to “Home Depot Homebrew of $643 Profoto Globe”

  1. marinaro2 Says:

    Damn great idea Jene. It must be nice and soft.

  2. maryduranteyoutt Says:

    I love it… something even I can afford. I was going to ask about buying their florescent work lights.

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