View Poll Results: Best Flash Difusser for Events

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  • Gary Fong AKA LightSphere

    144 21.52%
  • Stofen Omni-Bounce

    217 32.44%
  • Flip-It

    81 12.11%
  • ABBC

    32 4.78%
  • Normal bounce card

    129 19.28%
  • Others

    66 9.87%
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahguan View Post
    Check out this new ingenious product... i think we should call it the light bowl

    wow! 100 marks for creativity!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JacePhoto View Post
    wow! 100 marks for creativity!
    Seen before long ago...
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    tried b4 abbc, omnibounce, flip it and demb diffuser.

    So far flipit with demb diffuser combo is best for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    definably,
    you need a good camera, good lens, good lens hood, good flash, good CF cards, good batteries, good camera bag, good shoes....... everything must be good..

    and one last thing, need a good brain.
    think I lack that, where can I get a better brain ?

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    think gf lightsphere works for me!

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    Somehow, I still like the look of bare ceiling bounce.

    If I cannot do that (ceiling too high or some funny colour like purple), I will shoot with 2 flashes off hotshoe like a studio strobes left and right. (Assistant hold and I use radio TX/RX).

    If cannot do that I use 1 flash off hotshoe with CLS.

    If THAT also cannot do (maybe not enough space) shoot with ambient light purely.



    The only time I ever use a bounce card or SB-800/SB-900 plastic diffuser is if I die die need to get the photo eg. For newspaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chanjyj View Post
    Somehow, I still like the look of bare ceiling bounce.

    If I cannot do that (ceiling too high or some funny colour like purple), I will shoot with 2 flashes off hotshoe like a studio strobes left and right. (Assistant hold and I use radio TX/RX).

    If cannot do that I use 1 flash off hotshoe with CLS.

    If THAT also cannot do (maybe not enough space) shoot with ambient light purely.



    The only time I ever use a bounce card or SB-800/SB-900 plastic diffuser is if I die die need to get the photo eg. For newspaper.
    won't the shadow under the object be obvious if you use bare ceiling bounce?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahguan View Post
    Check out this new ingenious product... i think we should call it the light bowl

    No... i think call this a 'Ta Bao' (takeaway)...

    Lets put a series of name and vote for it!
    Winners who voted most get to get one 'Ta Bao'!
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    if ceiling isn't too high, and is white, then no diffuser (100% bounce)

    if ceiling is so-so (ie. nearly white, but still bouncy) then i'll use the FULL piece of matt A4 photo paper ala. a-better-bounce-card, which i assume is ABBC on the voting thing..

    if ceiling is crap (you know what i mean lah..) then demb flip it. big one pls.

    if ceiling is crap and I want more natural/warmer portaits, then the white opaque fong-dong is da bomb (sorry..couldn't help it..lol)

    I also like to stuff coloured paper/plastic in the fong dong for to interesting effect..heh..or alternatively, coloured condoms anyone?

    i HATE the stofen omni-bounce ( hah..there i said it... -grin- )
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    i dun use anything...haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahguan View Post
    Check out this new ingenious product... i think we should call it the light bowl

    Hmmmm this guy might have forgotten to bring his stuff along to diffuse and thought of this after packing away fishball noodle =)

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    Default Re: Best Flash Difusser for Events

    Hi all

    Just to check, is the Lambency ones as good as Gary's?

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    For the lightsphere,
    there's a clear & cloud,
    any kind soul can advise what's the differences ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redwine View Post
    For the lightsphere,
    there's a clear & cloud,
    any kind soul can advise what's the differences ?
    The cloud one gives more diffused light and a soft/lower contrast result. As it cuts down the light a fair bit, it is better for close-up work, eg head & shoulders portraits.

    The clear one lets more light through it, but will show more noticeable wall shadow than the cloud one for close work. It's better if you're photographing a bigger area, eg a large group or a dance floor.

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    I DEMB flash difusser user...

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    hahaa my friend rubbed off me quite abit saying that flash diffusers are a waste of power/electricity. Just bounce/lower flash compensation/shoot off camera. Ever since I've never got the motivation to buy a diffuser that costs at least $30~ >.< Maybe I'm missing out alittle but i guess its something a amateur hobbyist like me can live without
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deming86 View Post
    hahaa my friend rubbed off me quite abit saying that flash diffusers are a waste of power/electricity. Just bounce/lower flash compensation/shoot off camera. Ever since I've never got the motivation to buy a diffuser that costs at least $30~ >.< Maybe I'm missing out alittle but i guess its something a amateur hobbyist like me can live without
    Actually.. he's right in certain situations.

    But when you're in the right situation, a good diffuser can work wonders.
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    hi all, was wondering if i am indoor with a very high ceiling, how do you all usually position your flash? still aim flash at ceiling? currently using stofen omni bounce (darn ex for a piece of plastic). haha..

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    Quote Originally Posted by w3iw3n View Post
    hi all, was wondering if i am indoor with a very high ceiling, how do you all usually position your flash? still aim flash at ceiling? currently using stofen omni bounce (darn ex for a piece of plastic). haha..
    omnibounce must point direct.....i used to use it until i go those expo/ fashion/ roadshow all the ceiling very high no way to bounce , use demb normal/jumbo flip it or abetterbouncecard the result is much better.

    Omnibounce still the light concentrated on one small spot..shoot potraits face very often will have the flash reflection on the contours of the face if shot direct.

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    Anybody try this before ?
    http://www.presslite.com/home.php

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