Paul C. Buff: new PLMs shipping soon

Paul C. Buff has announced that the PLM version 2 will be shipping soon to pre-order customers. The company hopes to clear all pre-orders by "early October". Paul C. Buff Europe is now shipping items.

Paul C. Buff, Inc. logo

Nashville, Tennessee: Details of the current phase of development of Paul C. Buff, Inc.‘s second generation of Parabolic Light Modifiers have been published on their web site. According to the company, the version 2 PLM will be shipping soon, clearing the backlog of pre-orders by “early October”. The 51″ white shoot-through PLM is already available to order.

13th August, 2010: We are pleased to announce that PLMâ„¢v.2 parts are beginning to arrive from our vendors! We will be performing our final quality control checks and assembling the umbrellas for shipment as quickly as we can. As the umbrellas have been on backorder for an extended period of time, we will begin by filling backorders in the order in which they were originally placed. If you have already placed an order, we will be sending you an e-mail over the next couple of weeks to verify your order.

If you wish to place a NEW order for a PLM™v.2, please note that all 64-inch and 86-inch umbrellas will remain on backorder until all previous orders are filled. We hope to have all backorders filled in order to begin shipment of new orders in late September – early October. We cannot guarantee this timeframe, but we are getting the parts and will continue shipping as quickly as we can.

In Europe, the UK-based Paul C. Buff distributor is now shipping orders. The 64″ and 84″ PLM are back-ordered pending the arrival of version 2 (above). The Einstein 640 can be pre-ordered for £417.13 (“price is subject to change”) with an estimated arrival time of “End of August 2010”.

David Selby
David is a keen photographer and has been editor of Lighting Rumours since 2010. When not writing about lighting, he works as a data scientist at the University of Manchester, UK.