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PCB dies - juice - 24-Mar-2015 01:08

And apparently it's "shocking"?

http://resourcemagonline.com/2015/03/legendary-lighting-industry-manufacturer-paul-c-buff-has-died-at-age-78/49946/


RE: PCB dies - Sheldon N - 24-Mar-2015 01:35

Wow, didn't see that coming. Not that it's surprising that someone would die at 78, just that usually they go quiet for a year or two before kicking off.

I was just arguing with him last month...


RE: PCB dies - June Bug - 24-Mar-2015 02:04

Well, at 78, he lived quite a while. I'm not even half way there yet. He certainly was a colorful guy (although I still think he must have been color-blind as evidenced by the outrageous, Playskool colors of his Alien Bees). I give the man credit for producing products that were affordable for the masses. They were certainly inexpensive, and arguably a very good bang-for-the-buck. If I hadn't purchased my BXRis, I'm pretty sure I would have purchased 2 or 3 Einsteins. Regardless of what you think about PCB himself, I really like the Einsteins, and the broad range of applications they can be used for. ... Of course, I haven't been spoiled by the compact, portability of the Cheetah/Godox strobes ...


RE: PCB dies - Tetrode - 24-Mar-2015 02:29

Well, I'm shocked. No denying PCB was something of an overachiever. He made respectable (and, in many ways, innovative) studio lighting affordable and probably launched thousands of pro careers.

The Einsteins have proven to be rock solid units that can go toe-to-toe with the big boys. The Vagabond Mini Lithium, despite its industrial design shortcomings, was a brilliant disruptive strike on the portable power market.

But why did PCB have to adopt the Balcar accessory mount?

Yep, JB is correct, gotta give PCB credit where credit is due.

Wonder how the company will fare with Mrs. Buff at the helm.


RE: PCB dies - FJ Love - 24-Mar-2015 03:55

(24-Mar-2015 02:29)Tetrode wrote:  Wonder how the company will fare with Mrs. Buff at the helm.

i think it will do just fine, she is as nutty as he was, it's sad to hear of his passing


RE: PCB dies - FJ Love - 24-Mar-2015 03:56

(24-Mar-2015 01:35)Sheldon N wrote:  I was just arguing with him last month...

couldn't have been more than 2 weeks ago Icon_lol


RE: PCB dies - juice - 24-Mar-2015 08:01

(24-Mar-2015 01:35)Sheldon N wrote:  I was just arguing with him last month...
I got him banned from FM, that's my lasting memory of him Icon_smile

(24-Mar-2015 03:55)FJ Love wrote:  i think it will do just fine, she is as nutty as he was
Said that to someone this morning Icon_smile


RE: PCB dies - DJ - 24-Mar-2015 14:52

(24-Mar-2015 01:35)Sheldon N wrote:  was just arguing with him last month...

I missed this, where...and about what?


RE: PCB dies - Ralphbro - 24-Mar-2015 15:00

(24-Mar-2015 14:52)DJ wrote:  where...and about what?

Nothing, nothing at all..........................Icon_lol


RE: PCB dies - Sheldon N - 24-Mar-2015 15:43

(24-Mar-2015 14:52)DJ wrote:  I missed this, where...and about what?

Over here....

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1342344/0


RE: PCB dies - FJ Love - 24-Mar-2015 16:05

(24-Mar-2015 08:01)juice wrote:  I got him banned from FM, that's my lasting memory of him Icon_smile

as long as you remember this he will live on forever Icon_lol


RE: PCB dies - Sheldon N - 24-Mar-2015 17:26

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RE: PCB dies - Sheldon N - 24-Mar-2015 17:27

Mic is going back to all the old threads to post "Told you so" just so he can get the final word in. Icon_cheesygrin


RE: PCB dies - FJ Love - 24-Mar-2015 19:32

(24-Mar-2015 17:27)Sheldon N wrote:  Mic is going back to all the old threads to post "Told you so" just so he can get the final word in. Icon_cheesygrin

i was contemplating sending flowers in Mic's name Icon_cheesygrin


RE: PCB dies - Sheldon N - 24-Mar-2015 22:41

I'm sure the gesture would be appreciated. Icon_smile


RE: PCB dies - Tetrode - 25-Mar-2015 00:46

Touching sentiment, Martin.

Hadn't seen this photo of PCB before:

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Paul-Buff&lc=9801&pid=174445202&uuid=072bc181-015d-4a6f-8044-6b5cc8b1d8d4&Affiliate=mobile&PersonID=174445202&FHID=20039

Interesting the number of guest book entries from all over the world; places where PCB gear wasn't sold.


RE: PCB dies - FJ Love - 25-Mar-2015 01:53

(25-Mar-2015 00:46)Tetrode wrote:  Hadn't seen this photo of PCB before:

the one where he resembles a leprechaun ? i bet he left a big pot of gold


RE: PCB dies - June Bug - 25-Mar-2015 01:59

quote:Paul Conrad Buff (Buggy)-Born 1934-Departed March 14, 2015 at the age of 78. In Memory of my loving husband Paul Buff born in Hollywood, California. Paul and his wife Deborah resided in Nashville Tn. They also had a farm house in Theodore, AL where they were visiting for a while at the time of his passing. Paul was a man of many talents. He was a wonderful, supportive, loving, caring husband whom will forever be loved and missed by all. Paul was a self taught, multi talented man. He mentored many people thru out his life and always did for others without wanting anything in return. Paul started his own music recording business call...

I wonder who wrote his 'bit. Must not have known him very well, if (s)he thought he was 78.
By my math, hew was at least 80.


RE: PCB dies - Tetrode - 25-Mar-2015 02:02

(25-Mar-2015 01:59)June Bug wrote:  I wonder who wrote his 'bit. Must not have known him very well, if (s)he thought he was 78.
By my math, hew was at least 80.

They calculated his age in "effective" years.


RE: PCB dies - June Bug - 25-Mar-2015 02:04

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RE: PCB dies - Sheldon N - 25-Mar-2015 02:05

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RE: PCB dies - June Bug - 25-Mar-2015 02:05

Ooooooohhhhh. I like effective years. I'm still in my 20's.


RE: PCB dies - FJ Love - 25-Mar-2015 02:42

(25-Mar-2015 02:02)Tetrode wrote:  They calculated his age in "effective" years.

only fitting Icon_lolIcon_lolIcon_lol


RE: PCB dies - Case - 25-Mar-2015 04:05

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Sounds like he wrote the article himself.


RE: PCB dies - juice - 25-Mar-2015 06:01

(24-Mar-2015 17:27)Sheldon N wrote:  Mic is going back to all the old threads to post "Told you so" just so he can get the final word in. Icon_cheesygrin
Happy to never mention or hear his name again.

(25-Mar-2015 02:02)Tetrode wrote:  They calculated his age in "effective" years.
What a lying bastard he was. Amazing the number of morons who got sucked in by it. #ptbarnumFTW


RE: PCB dies - Sheldon N - 25-Mar-2015 14:20

(25-Mar-2015 02:02)Tetrode wrote:  They calculated his age in "effective" years.

I woke up this morning still chuckling about that one, Dave. Icon_smile


RE: PCB dies - Sigma Pi - 03-Apr-2015 00:37

(24-Mar-2015 17:27)Sheldon N wrote:  Mic is going back to all the old threads to post "Told you so" just so he can get the final word in. Icon_cheesygrin
I can totally see that.


RE: PCB dies - Sigma Pi - 03-Apr-2015 00:38

(24-Mar-2015 02:04)June Bug wrote:  ... Of course, I haven't been spoiled by the compact, portability of the Cheetah/Godox strobes ...
hop on it Scott!