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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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    Default Re: The best bounce device is....

    Thanks. This is what I'm looking for. I can get it at TK Photo right?

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    Default Re: The best bounce device is....

    Yup...
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    Appreciated

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    Yup...

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    Default Re: The best bounce device is....

    Anyone tried this:

    http://www.cs.hmc.edu/~geoff/diy/softbox.html

    & watch the video how's done at:

    http://abetterbouncecard.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by TME View Post
    If u bounce, then usually u cannot leave the flash to the TTL... need some flash compensation...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lmodel View Post
    THink this thread has been around for too long that some of the latest device is not in there.

    Anyway, I used to DIY a white bounce card measuring 30cm x 30cm. Been using it for a while and lately, decide to get the Flip It Jumbo Pro during the M.O.

    I'm pretty impressed by the results of the Flip It Jumbo Pro. I've not used the GFLS so I'm unable to make a direct comparison on it. Nevertheless, I've heard from alot of photographers that the GFLS tends to drop off easily but I have yet face this problem with the Flip It Jumbo Pro.

    I believed the LS consumes more battery power due to the dome while the Flip-It acts like a bounce card except that it has a front diffuser and thus, is more battery friendly.

    Cheers
    Where did you get your Flip It Jumbo Pro?
    How much and how big is the bounce card?

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    Default Re: The best bounce device is....

    Quote Originally Posted by rodel View Post
    Where did you get your Flip It Jumbo Pro?
    How much and how big is the bounce card?
    Hi,

    Apologise for the late reply.

    You may purchase your Flip It Jumbo Pro from HERE


    Cheers

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    Default Re: The best bounce device is....

    Quote Originally Posted by Lmodel View Post
    Yupz not require to touch the flip it when switching between portrait or landscape. Just need to turn the flash.

    You'll need to turn the flash when using the omni bounce or diffuser as well.

    This is how it looks when taking in landscsape. Note that the flip it card is on the shorter side of the flash.

    I also using this, & have never looked back or look at a GFLS again...

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    Default Re: The best bounce device is....

    Essentially... whatever that works in that situation.

    Not all works in ALL the situations...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry View Post
    the beef balls at the stall near my house. i swear they can bounce off walls and ceilings.

    /me hides from flames

    ok ok serious now... i've used a variety of bounce devices in my quest to achieve the best softening effect, including the Sto-fen Omni bounce, Lumiquest pocket bouncers, home-made bounce cards and they all suit different lighting situations.

    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).
    Get a white bra to bounce off whatever lights coming out from yr external flash. It can also act as a sweat absorber during hot days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tengcc View Post
    Get a white bra to bounce off whatever lights coming out from yr external flash. It can also act as a sweat absorber during hot days.
    Please do share with us on how you do it.. A photo of you in action would be great

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    wonder if we can mount an umbrella on the backpack , and point the flash upwards. Then you'll see why are all the subjects looking up.

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    Default Re: The best bounce device is....

    Quote Originally Posted by blurry80 View Post
    wonder if we can mount an umbrella on the backpack , and point the flash upwards. Then you'll see why are all the subjects looking up.
    Mebbe a pic of it or a diagram can help.
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    Default Re: The best bounce device is....

    Having used bounce cards and the omnibounce, I very much prefer the omnibounce because of its smaller profile and ease of use really.

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    Default Re: The best bounce device is....

    Couldn't resist...

    The best bounce device is a spring.

    Ok my favoured (doesn't always give the best results though) flash accessory is the omnibounce, because it's compact, compared to the Lightsphere.

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    Default Re: The best bounce device is....

    The best bounce device is the one that gets the job done. The opinion is so wide due to the fact that depending on what you want to shoot and the result you want to get...almost anything that can reflect and direct light will work. The most simple one I ever used was picking up a used thrown away ciggarette box which I broke it open and jimmy it with some blue tac to my SB24 (way back then) and use it to get a bit more softer lighting during a impromtu office event.

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    do you guys see ppl using "A Better Bounce Card" on even ???

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    Default Re: The best bounce device is....

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy99 View Post
    do you guys see ppl using "A Better Bounce Card" on even ???
    I do
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    Default Re: The best bounce device is....

    yea and me! its really great!
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    Default Re: The best bounce device is....

    ABBC is really great, but last night I made a few modifications to make it even better!

    My ABBC has black foam glued behind the white foam to prevent light from flashing backwards.I managed to stick a bendable wire from a paper file fastener up the middle of the ABBC and glued it back together. Now I can bend my ABBC 45deg forward for extra throw outdoors or in high ceilings, similar to the Demb Flip-it.

    Also made a velcro-on diffuser from a translucent juice bottle, so now it's even more similar to the Demb Flash Diffuser.

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