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    Want to ask the experience photographers to recommend a good diffuser for SB800...

    any good diffuser that doesnt produce harsh flash ?
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    Default Re: SB800 Diffuser

    Can try the unobtrusive stofen omnibounce. Light small and effective.

    Alternatively u can take a look at Gary Fong ( or other 3rd party ) diffusion domes.
    Bigger and bulkier though.

    Or u can DIY one..

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    I have a Stofen omnibounce and a Gary Fong LS... and I find the GFLS less harsh. I believe there are others out there like Flip-It Pro, which I have not tried.
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    i have the stofen omnibounce. it is the lightest and least embarassing omnibounce. it does the job.

    sometimes i giggle silently when i see some photographers with their a4 size omnibounce/ching-teng bowl diffuser. eheheh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferderico View Post
    i have the stofen omnibounce. it is the lightest and least embarassing omnibounce. it does the job.

    sometimes i giggle silently when i see some photographers with their a4 size omnibounce/ching-teng bowl diffuser. eheheh
    haha! yep... people do ask me what that thing is when I use the GFLS... and it does look like some tupperware or cheng teng bowl But, at the end of the day, I am the photographer that is doing the shoot, and my goal is to get the best pictures I can for the people I shoot for
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    Quote Originally Posted by serametin View Post
    Yes... I've tried this and it does produce an even-ness that is almost comparable to the GFLS. I did an event shoot with abetterbouncecard and was impressed with the effects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geraldkhoo View Post
    Yes... I've tried this and it does produce an even-ness that is almost comparable to the GFLS. I did an event shoot with abetterbouncecard and was impressed with the effects.

    You can buy the foam paper from Popular bookstore. Can't remember how much it cost liow...
    I'm also a fan of ABBC esp the featherlite version. Very good for close shots of people and of dogs and cats because the centre strip is black, there's no direct light into their eyes and u don't get that weird reflective eyes thingy with their eyes..

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    Quote Originally Posted by undergrd View Post
    Want to ask the experience photographers to recommend a good diffuser for SB800...

    any good diffuser that doesnt produce harsh flash ?
    No one diffuser able to pau sua pau hai

    it depends WHERE you shoot,
    indoor low ceiling, ceiling bounce the best.
    normal ceiling, ceiling bounce plus built in bounce card the best
    LS PJ, omnibounce work best in a enclose indoor area
    large bounce card work best in more open space indoor area or outdoor close range

    subject more than 15 ft away and no ceiling no wall to bounce, shoot with direct flash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geraldkhoo View Post
    Yes... I've tried this and it does produce an even-ness that is almost comparable to the GFLS. I did an event shoot with abetterbouncecard and was impressed with the effects.

    You can buy the foam paper from Popular bookstore. Can't remember how much it cost liow...
    from another thread about the same topic(about the price and where to buy).

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showp...3&postcount=15

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    Quote Originally Posted by undergrd View Post
    Want to ask the experience photographers to recommend a good diffuser for SB800...

    any good diffuser that doesnt produce harsh flash ?
    what about the original one come with the flash unit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by poh6702 View Post
    what about the original one come with the flash unit?
    I tried comparing betw the 3 before,
    The stofen is better than the original cap in terms of diffusion, the LS being the best but not by a big edge.

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    thanks guys...received alot of info...hmmm...actually im not sure how the bounce card work and those video from ABBC cannot be open..
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    Quote Originally Posted by undergrd View Post
    Want to ask the experience photographers to recommend a good diffuser for SB800...

    any good diffuser that doesnt produce harsh flash ?
    Hi:

    Like to invite you to view the following threads:

    http://www.passionphotographers.com
    The above thread gives full details on the SoftLite Diffuser
    This is also posted in Mass Sales (Sticky Thread)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/8494974@N06/
    This link show photos taken with SoftLite Diffuser

    If you have question, pls call or sms 8128-0500

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    i am sooo noob about flash, i dun take studio pics, only lanscapes, flora n fauna, link is here, http://picasaweb.google.com/faizcreations
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