T11 vs T12 booth and Ringflash vs Strobe with Umbrella? Need advice ASAP please!

Hi community!

I'm ready to upgrade my old Mojo photo booth.

I'm looking at the booth shells from ATA and Mediaphotobooth.
Stuck between the T11 and T12 versions.



The T11 is smaller (one case) and I'd need to add a strobe/mono light & umbrella.
Strobe/umbrella seems like better/wider light coverage and softer but my concern is if the modeling light bouncing off the umbrella will be bright enough for the camera to auto focus.  (There is no other light source on the front of the T11)

The T12 is bigger (needs 2 carry cases) and would work with a ABR800 RINGFLASH which provides good constant light...but my concern is that the light may be too "hard" and also not be wide enough for groups over 5-6 people.

I'm leaning to the T12 because setting up the strobe & umbrella is an extra step.

Does anyone here use a booth with the ABR800 Ringflash?

Basically, any feedback or advice you can give regarding experience with the T11 (Strobe/Umbrella) light source and the T12 (Ringflash) light source would be super helpful.

I need to purchase ASAP as I have a wedding in march.

Thanks in advance for your time and help!


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  • hilphoto
    edited March 4
    I use the flash facing forward and use "spun glass" diffusing material in front of the flash to soften the light with great results.  Not to mention that the modeling light is also facing forward.  Doing this since day one, years ago.  No umbrella for people to poke their eye out this, etc.
  • Snappea
    Getflashy1,  I'm in the same boat but researched it pretty good.  I sold my Mojo booth yesterday and looking to add another booth.  I have the T11 2.5 and really love and not issues at all.  So, when the flashy T12 came out it caught my eye but saw things i didn't like.  First, a lot bigger and bulker than the T11.  The Alienbees stroke will set you back $500 just for that.  I use Microsoft surface pro 3 and they would perfect for the T11.  So, other than flashy led strips there isn't a reason to pay a lot more for the T12.  It's a shell and nothing more!  So, is it worth the investment probably not unless you want the latest and greatest.  So, for me I'm buy another T11 2.5 from RBA photo booth.  You can find him selling on Ebay and Etsy at a good price.  Just be sure to get the printer stand attachment as it worth it and gives a cleaner look. I see all the new photo booths at PBX and really nothing new that my wallet can't do without.  Keep it simple and make your money!
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