In fact so many I do need to have a good clean out of them.
So what did I do? I went out and bought another.
But here is my excuse, sorry sound reason for doing so.
To transport my lightstands and softboxes I use the brilliant and all but indestructible California Sunbounce roller bags. I'm still using one which is around 10 years old.
But there is nowhere to put my Elinchrom Quadra's in there.
So I have been looking for a solution which I could carry around a complete set of lights, stands and modifiers.
I popped into the Flash centre the other day and the Palm 1 bag by Kata caught my eye.
It does look slightly unusual.
It appearance maybe due to the fact it is based on a design for a rocket launcher case.
Think of swords into ploughshares...
It has become my standard 'medium' lighting job pack.
I can fit inside just about all the lighting gear I need.
It fits neatly inside the boot (trunk) of a small hatchback too
This is what is in it today.
4 x Manfrotto stacker stands.
3 x Elinchrom Quadra packs and heads.
1 x Small Chimera soft box (this is the only compromise as my medium sized soft box does not fit)
1 x Umbrella(solid not shoot through)
1 x Gitzo carbon tripod with Manfrotto 468rc2 ball head.
This little lot will do for most things.
The clincher in all this though was the bargain price.
The Kata Palm 1 Normally sells for £350 and the Flash centre have a very limited number at the bargain price of £150.