View Poll Results: The best bounce device is....

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  • StoFen Omnibounce

    194 32.77%
  • Lumiquest Pocket Bouncer

    13 2.20%
  • Lumiquest 80/20

    7 1.18%
  • 5x7" bounce card alone

    31 5.24%
  • 5x7" bounce card + ceiling

    116 19.59%
  • The built-in bounce card on the flash alone

    14 2.36%
  • The built-in bounce card on the flash + ceiling

    52 8.78%
  • Others

    93 15.71%
  • None, direct flash is so much better

    13 2.20%
  • None, don't use flash

    59 9.97%
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  1. #21
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    Originally posted by Larry

    my current fave now is a plastic Metz bounce card (i adapted it to fit my SB-28/80DX). what i like about it is i can use it to shoot portraits as well (a bit hard to explain - bend the flash head 90 degrees to the right and stick the bounce to the side of it).
    like this?
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    Originally posted by mpenza
    like this?
    yup yup that's the one. it's meant for the Metz flash but i stole the idea to adapt it on my Nikon speedlight. got inspired from another pro shooter i saw.

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    Originally posted by Larry
    yup yup that's the one. it's meant for the Metz flash but i stole the idea to adapt it on my Nikon speedlight. got inspired from another pro shooter i saw.
    hmm... I may try it too How do you find the effect?
    Last edited by mpenza; 21st April 2003 at 06:45 PM.
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    Originally posted by mpenza
    hmm... I may try it too How do you find the effect?
    not bad... comparable to the big Lumiquest bounce. but i like the additional flexibility of being able to position it in odd places. it's kinda flimsy using velcro to secure it though....

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    Originally posted by Larry
    not bad... comparable to the big Lumiquest bounce. but i like the additional flexibility of being able to position it in odd places. it's kinda flimsy using velcro to secure it though....
    OT, but I saw the thread as "The best bounce device is ... Larry"
    "I'm... dreaming... of a wide... angle~
    Just like the ones I used to know~"

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    Originally posted by denizenx
    OT, but I saw the thread as "The best bounce device is ... Larry"
    basket...

    that's it. no more BCM for you.

  7. #27

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    Originally posted by mpenza
    like this?

    where can we get that bounce card? and how much does it cost?


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    I'm trying to get a more recent equote. I ever bought this (32-75) for ~$26-28 at Cathay Photo. There's a bigger one (40-73) but I duno the cost.
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    Originally posted by mpenza
    I'm trying to get a more recent equote. I ever bought this (32-75) for ~$26-28 at Cathay Photo. There's a bigger one (40-73) but I duno the cost.
    icic

    is this better for portraits as compared to a stofen omnibounce?

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    Originally posted by Larry
    basket...

    that's it. no more BCM for you.
    OT but bopian dunno where to put this...
    the parkway market bcm is damn nice, trad style with liver and stuff... :P~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "I'm... dreaming... of a wide... angle~
    Just like the ones I used to know~"

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    Originally posted by ckiang
    Whether Nikon or Sto-Fen, these omnibounce devices doesn't work well for me. Being still a point source, the light is still harsh.

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    I agree, I've tried the Nikon variant, and I found lighting rather harsh, although the flash output is rather softened.

    PS: The BCM @ SLS is not bad as well.
    And so is Ah Lam's BCM..... But the standard kinda dropped recently.

  12. #32

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    I voted for 5x7".......

    but my bounce card measurements is not 5x7"

  13. #33

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    What about those cameras with a built-in flash only? Mine's a C-3020, and I intend to use it for indoor flash shooting for my wedding soon.

    Can I cover the flash with tissue paper? How many layers should I use?

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    The Stofen Omnibounce:

    1. Will Not soften light.
    2. Will weaken flash power.
    3. Will drain your batteries quickly.
    4. Will shorten working distance.
    5. Will still be harsh. Check your portraits taken on vertical orientation. You still see the big black beautiful shadow on one side.

    6. Will continue to be a light-softening myth as long as one ignorant user convinces another.

    7. Is actually a simulated bare bulb.
    8. Will enable wide flash coverage with your ultra wide-angle lenses.



    Tissue paper technique:
    1. No significant improvement in light quality.
    2. Is a subsitute for a wide-angle flash diffusion.
    3. The more layers of tissue, the weaker the flash. The faster battery drains.

  15. #35

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    Lumiquest Pocket bounce (with some home-made attachments that work like a charm to give studio soft-box diffusion!)
    Last edited by STShooter; 9th July 2003 at 02:13 AM.

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    Any one try apollo small soft box?
    Some review said to work well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digimage
    both links images cannot be found...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry

    for example, if it's a outdoor event or indoor with very high ceilings (like a church wedding), i'd opt for the Lumiquest (no need to bounce off ceilings), but if it's indoors with low ceiling, the Omni-bounce gives good coverage.

    my current fave now is a plastic Metz bounce card (i adapted it to fit my SB-28/80DX). what i like about it is i can use it to shoot portraits as well (a bit hard to explain - bend the flash head 90 degrees to the right and stick the bounce to the side of it).
    Hi Hi!

    Could U share a pix of this...and info where can get?

    Newbies like me lealli blurzzz ...

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