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    Default Bowl Sized Flash Diffuser

    I used to have a hard time to find a diffuser for my flash. But I found in the market that only Gary Fong's Light Sphere is available. And the price is too exp... Therefore I searched the web to find some "cheap" replacement, and asked OP whether they can bring into the local market. They agreed and successfully imported the product in just 2 days!!! A wonderful job done by OP

    Today I visited their shop and get myself one piece. Yeah, it is an exact copied version of "Gary Fong's Light Sphere", but costs only at half of the price, SGD 45!!!
    And the model that fits the AF-540FGZ is P2/C2.






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    Default Re: Bowl Sized Flash Diffuser

    Some of the sample shots:

    1. Direct Flash without using the diffuser



    2. Direct Flash with the diffuser



    3. Direct Flash with the diffuser but removed the white cap


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    1. 45 degree bounce flash without using the diffuser



    2. 45 degree bounce flash using the diffuser



    3. 45 degree bounce flash using the diffuser but removed the white cap


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    1. 90 degree bounce flash without using the diffuser



    2. 90 degree bounce flash using the diffuser



    3. 90 degree bounce flash using the diffuser but removed the white cap


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    Where is the shop OP and do they have the cloud model?

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    OP located at SLS 6th floor #06-53/31, tel: 63391035. Dun think that they have the cloud model at stock. But definitely you can ask them to order for you.

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    Default Re: Bowl Sized Flash Diffuser

    Thanks for the picture comparisons. Now I want one. Any idea what model for the AF360FGZ flash gun? Looks like a trip to OP is in order... better get my copy before Gary Fong put pressure on US govt to impose trade sanctions on China for possible copyright infringement.

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    YAY!! Finally, a more 'affordable' clone of Gary Fong's CHEONG Sphere!

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    Is the bowl hard plastic or like the real LS? Interested in getting this cause I get quite good result even sticking a plastic bowl on the flash

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    I would say the build is very close to the real one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by livetofly View Post
    I would say the build is very close to the real one.
    Nice, so it's slightly elastic then. $45 is cheap

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    Thank you for this review... nice "copy" with nice pricing...

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    Looks very nice. I'd love to see a direct comparison between this one and the Sto-fen Omnibounce

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    Default Re: Bowl Sized Flash Diffuser

    wow. thanks for sharing this info..

    even the size names are the same as the original lightsphere.
    for the test

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    Default Re: Bowl Sized Flash Diffuser

    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    Looks very nice. I'd love to see a direct comparison between this one and the Sto-fen Omnibounce
    Bro, stofen omnibounce has nothing against this particular diffuser. Almost every other diffuser in the market works better than the omnibounce IMO.

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    Gladly to see you guys are interested. And hope that we can all find some "cheaper" ways of getting the desired euipments and share with the other CSers.
    = livetofly = @ Flickr & deviantART:blah:

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    Looks very nice. I'd love to see a direct comparison between this one and the Sto-fen Omnibounce
    fengwei, give it a try!

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    Default Re: Bowl Sized Flash Diffuser

    Finally got time to go get this China LS2. Quite like the result. Which flash do you think is better?

    Raw resized with +1 exposure on flash & in PS raw.

    A


    B

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    Quote Originally Posted by longko View Post
    Finally got time to go get this China LS2. Quite like the result. Which flash do you think is better?

    Raw resized with +1 exposure on flash & in PS raw.
    Both look abit under exposed on my screen, but the first one is better though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    Both look abit under exposed on my screen, but the first one is better though.
    Yeap both are underexposed, problem with P-TTL getting right exposure when you get close to the subject. I was testing the different setting for the lightsphere. The 1st setting is better for portrait then. Thanks.

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