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    Wah become a Sales thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    what's the 2 piece of white translucent plastic for?
    to diffuse the flash?but why 2 instead of 1?


    ....yeah, I am curious too..
    Care to explain the reasons...

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    Quote Originally Posted by want_to_know View Post
    ....yeah, I am curious too..
    Care to explain the reasons...
    if you've had the chance to look at the plastic, there are 'rounded-lines' (for lack of a better word to describe) on both pieces,

    the lines go vertically on one, and horizontally on the other, which diffuse the light vertically and horizontally, if the lines were on one piece of plastic, the likely effect would be a 'squar-ish' diffusion of light, making it uneven ...

    hope my sub-par pics can show u what i mean ..



    see the lines?

    anyways here's a little test, in no way is it very scientific .. =/



    with flip it pro junior

    bounce off low roof

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    Last edited by Expiredyoghurt; 17th October 2006 at 09:07 PM.

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    Please be reminded that buy and sell activities should be conducted within Marketplace only in the appropriate sub-section. I have deleted 2 posts that are of an advertising nature.

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    Thanks Roy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Expiredyoghurt View Post
    I find in some of the pics (not just from Expireyogurt's shots) it seems the flash wasn't powerful enough. Is it bcos of the small amount of diffusion from the Flip-it?

    The lighting is generally not as well distributed. The above is one good eg. The flash has created a "hotspot" on the bride's gown near her abdomen.

    Anyone care to comment or do a side-by-side comparison with other types of flash diffusers? Thanks.
    Last edited by kiwi2; 18th October 2006 at 11:10 AM.

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    Flip It! against GFLS2.

    same situation same camera settings. any direct examples?
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    Looks like GFLS2 is more a point and shoot compared to the flip it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi2 View Post
    I find in some of the pics (not just from Expireyogurt's shots) it seems the flash wasn't powerful enough. Is it bcos of the small amount of diffusion from the Flip-it?

    The lighting is generally not as well distributed. The above is one good eg. The flash has created a "hotspot" on the bride's gown near her abdomen.

    Anyone care to comment or do a side-by-side comparison with other types of flash diffusers? Thanks.
    Whenever flash is bounced or diffused it will loose power. Many other factors contibute to the final brighness of the image you see on your screen, such as metering accuracy and camera/flash setting. So it may not really be insufficient flash power being the main and only factor.

    The bridal gown is a lot more reflective than other fabric so it will turn out a lot brighter. The fabric may also have fluorescent properties such that it will actually glow visibly in response to the UV content of the flash.

    As such that is not a fair judgement saying the light is unevenly distributed by the Flip-it, basing on the picture you have quoted.
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    expiredyoghurt's shots are pretty newb as he's mentioned - so i don't think can simply judge. Btw, he was using a fl-36 IIRC. first time shooting event like this so...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ParkertR View Post
    expiredyoghurt's shots are pretty newb as he's mentioned - so i don't think can simply judge. Btw, he was using a fl-36 IIRC. first time shooting event like this so...
    noticed some of the fotos expiredyoghurt posted has the same ppl as posted by you.

    am i right to say that u 2 are acquaintances?
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    We're both brothers living in diff countries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ParkertR View Post
    We're both brothers living in diff countries.
    i see... ... ... ... ... ...











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    haha you seem so amused *grin* i seriously do miss home. ugh. gonna post a few more pix with the flip-it used in a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ParkertR View Post
    haha you seem so amused *grin* i seriously do miss home. ugh. gonna post a few more pix with the flip-it used in a bit.
    of cos i m amused.






    looking forward to seeing more fotos taken with the flip it! in this review thread instead of sales talk.
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    Budget wedding photographer :)

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    havent done any non-candids for a while... so when i do or when any other flip-it users do, please post! btw, the pix above are all with the Flip-it! Jr.
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    Just wondering, can the card flip all the way back (until its like no card at all)? In case of a quick switch scenario where I dont wnat any bounce and want direct flash.

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    yes it can flip back all the way instantly
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    can please explain why you flip the card down(with black side facing subject) but only using the 2 piece diffusers in the above picture?

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