News and Announcements
- WE WILL BE CLOSED FOR 2 DAYS - THURSDAY, APRIL 2nd and FRIDAY, APRIL 3rd
While our offices are normally closed on Good Friday in honor of the Easter holiday, we are extending the break to include Thursday, April 2nd in recognition of the great loss to our employees, giving them a day to grieve and remember. We will reopen on Monday, April 6th at our normal time of 9:00am CT. Emails, phone messages, and online orders placed Thursday through Sunday will be returned and processed at that time in the order received.
- IMPORTANT RECALL NOTICE
(01/06/2015) - We are voluntary recalling of a small number of VML batteries, specifically those sold between October and December of 2011. Essentially this constitutes a new battery at no cost to you as all affected batteries are out of warranty and most have reached the natural end of useful life. Please see details and important new safety and usage information here.
- Paul C. Buff, Inc. Softbox Adapters Now Available!
(02/12/2015) - Adapters are now available to connect your Paul C. Buff, Inc. Foldable Softbox to Bowens, Elinchrom, or Profoto style lights. Check them out here!
- Special Incentive - free $24.95 VLX carry bag with Purple/Turquoise VLX™
(10/01/2014) - When we introduced VLX™ in Purple and Turquoise, many of you said you wanted a neutral color, so we responded and offered them in Cool Grey. As a result, we have more Purple/Turquoise units in stock than we would like. While we will continue to make both colors, for a limited time you can get a free VLX Carry Bag with your Purple/Turquoise VLX™ and help us balance our inventory. Click here to order!
- NOW AVAILABLE: 20° Grid for the OMNI™ Reflector!
(09/19/2014) - We now offer a 20° grid for our 18" OMNI Reflector! Click here for more info.
- Vagabond Performance Comparison Video!
(08/26/2014) - Paul has created an excellent video comparison of portable power solutions; between our Vagabond™ Lithium Extreme, our Vagabond Mini™ Lithium, and the Photogenic ION™. Watch the video here!
- VLX now available Cool Grey!
(08/18/2014) - Our Vagabond™ Lithium Extreme portable power system is now available in two tone Cool Grey or Navajo Turquoise and Purple Haze. Check it out here!
- VAGABOND™ PORTABLE POWER
(06/30/2014) - What you should know about portable power for AC studio flash systems by Paul C. Buff! Available before it hits magazines Paul explains everything you need know about portable power. Click here to read!
- NOW AVAILABLE: Foldable Giant Stripbox!
(06/20/2014) - Our Foldable Stripbox is now available in Giant 14" x 60" size! As with all of our softboxes a 40° grid is also available. Click here for more info.
- NOW AVAILABLE: Vagabond™ Lithium Extreme
(04/22/2014) - Now available Vagabond™ Lithium Extreme! Learn More...
- NOW AVAILABLE: The OMNI Reflector
(4/22/2014) - Now available the OMNI™ 18-inch Reflector! Learn More...
- Canadian Repair Center
(01/07/2013) - We are pleased to recommend our new authorized repair center in Canada, Service Camera Pro. Learn more…
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Factory-Direct Sales: The Paul C. Buff™ Distribution Model
Where traditional distribution methods include wholesalers, distributors and dealers (and all of their middlemen), causing prices to skyrocket and product knowledge to plummet, Paul C. Buff, Inc.™ is able to offer the highest quality product at the lowest possible price through factory-direct sales. This means that our customer service is factory-direct as well, with technical questions, repairs and support traveling direct from the customer to the company that made the product. Our unique model allows us to serve customers in the U.S. and Canada where we sell more studio lights and accessories than all of our competitors combined. The realities of global business, however, have forced us to adjust our model for international sales, and the complexities involved force prices outside of the U.S. to be higher. Read more here…