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    Default Gary Fong Lightsphere II Cloud or Clear for newborn baby

    Hi Guys,

    Would like your feedback on which is better for newborn baby?

    Gary Fong Lightsphere II (Cloud)
    Gary Fong Lightsphere II (Clear)

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    Default Re: Gary Fong Lightsphere II Cloud or Clear for newborn baby

    Flash will hurt the newborn eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shark View Post
    Hi Guys,

    Would like your feedback on which is better for newborn baby?

    Gary Fong Lightsphere II (Cloud)
    Gary Fong Lightsphere II (Clear)
    i believe a flash is a flash.really doesnt matter clear or cloud.both will hurt newborn's eyes.
    use natural light if you can.

    what i do is i turn on the modelling light (from studio flash) and i use that as primary light source

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    Default Re: Gary Fong Lightsphere II Cloud or Clear for newborn baby

    Thanks!

    Noted, So you guys don't recommend even if I use a diffuser?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    i believe a flash is a flash.really doesnt matter clear or cloud.both will hurt newborn's eyes.
    use natural light if you can.

    what i do is i turn on the modelling light (from studio flash) and i use that as primary light source
    thats very warm light...
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    Default Re: Gary Fong Lightsphere II Cloud or Clear for newborn baby

    no research studies, no articles by paediatricians ever mention flash is harmful to baby eyes,
    just use your common sense, don't aim direct, use ceiling bounce.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    no research studies, no articles by paediatricians ever mention flash is harmful to baby eyes,
    just use your common sense, don't aim direct, use ceiling bounce.
    Absolutely correct. Common sense. It may not have been published in any articles but I don't take chances with newborns. You never know.
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    i wouldn't like the idea of using a flash. imo a fast prime will be more useful!

    but if were to choose i will get the cloud version. the light will be softer.
    random equipment.
    where are my primes?

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    Default Re: Gary Fong Lightsphere II Cloud or Clear for newborn baby

    Using the lightsphere still presents a somewhat concentrated source of light to the baby, no doubt less intense than direct.

    Try bouncing off the ceiling. I have got good results that way. Since the entire ceiling is lit there isn't a concentrated bright spot so there is minimal irritation to the baby's eyes.
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    Default Re: Gary Fong Lightsphere II Cloud or Clear for newborn baby

    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    thats very warm light...
    DSLR got white balance lah.

    Some more cast can be removed in raw conversion.

    And further more in PS.

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    Default Re: Gary Fong Lightsphere II Cloud or Clear for newborn baby

    I guess DCA will want to put baby inside light tent to shoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    I guess DCA will want to put baby inside light tent to shoot.
    when i mean warm hor...

    i meant the temperature of the lights, not in kelvin but in celsius...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    DSLR got white balance lah.

    Some more cast can be removed in raw conversion.

    And further more in PS.

    New bird teaching old bird.
    u old bird lor...

    but i big bird lah...
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    Acutally... temp of light can be measured in kelvin also... just add 273 to your deg celsius

    (all sorts of useless stuff from chem...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by vector1 View Post
    Acutally... temp of light can be measured in kelvin also... just add 273 to your deg celsius

    (all sorts of useless stuff from chem...)
    hmm, so my temperature is 37.0 add 273, then 310k? so every human got the same color?
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    Default Re: Gary Fong Lightsphere II Cloud or Clear for newborn baby

    For those interested in the physics behind "colour temperature"...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_temperature

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    hmm, so my temperature is 37.0 add 273, then 310k? so every human got the same color?
    erm, the kelvins in measuring colour of light and kelvins in thermodynamic temp are refering to different things..

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