Recently have been away for quite some time due to extensive workload.
A fellow Cser introed me this short clip on ABetterBounceCard.
So today i decided to try it out.
For those who are curious. You can check it out here.
I've tested it out and did a few shots in my room.
My Brief Observations
ABetterBounceCard is very light compared to boucecards like JusBounce and other bounce cards which is made of PVC cards or any other similar material. However the good point of the ABetterBounceCard is that its bendable, and you can just bend it away when you wish to do a fill flash on your subject. And not forgetting, its very easy to make, cheap to replace and also light. Being light also relieves much weightage stress that you put on top of your flash.
On several occations and lighting situations. ABetterBounceCard performs better than the replica bounce card which i've made using JusBounce's dimensions.
ABetterBounceCard gives better exposure. Considering the amount of burnout surfaces and etc etc. While the replica card simply flashed too much light in the front, and there was a significant difference in the amount of burntout surfaces.
There is however, occasions where the DIY bounce card performed better where it gave better colour saturation than the ABetterBounceCard.
I did another experiment in a controlled environment with florescent lighting on top. with Yellow and Blue walls and a Red Pillow on the side.
Test01 was done using a White ABetterBounceCard
Test02 was done using a GREY ABetterBounceCard
Test03 was done using a Replica of JusBounce
My Personal Conculsions
On the results shown, it seems like the ABetterBounceCard performs as well or shall i say on par together with the Replica JusBounce. And under controlled environment. i cannot see much of a difference from all 3 bounce mediums.
So if you have bought or owned a JusBounce or any other similar Bouncecards, please do keep them, and do NOT throw them like Jay Leno do !! keep them. As for those who do not have a bouncecard or a ABetterBounceCard, my recommendations is to DIY one ABetterBounceCard. Reason being, its cheaper and easier to make then that Replica JusBounce.
Those who have results that conflicts my experiments, please feel free to show them here to prove that either one is similar.
For those who wish to have one set from me, i am currently offering different set of colours if you wish to buy from me since you are lazy to get one done.
02X Pieces of ABetterBounceCard (White + Grey)
01X Piece of NIKE bands (for you to secure) (White/Black/Pink/Green/Yellow)
01X Local Registered Post
For all at $15
(BTW, i am not brainwashing anyone of u to buy from me. i am advising all of you to DIY one your own, which is much cheaper and u will feel satisfied after knowing that you have made you own bouncecard !!)
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