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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    Default Re: Best Flash Difusser for Events

    Frankly, I like using the external flash soft-box.
    It spreads out the light more evenly (my point of view).

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    I still prefer Stofen... it does not have this alien-shape like the rest. Looks more professional and the result is acceptable. :P
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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

    wtf?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by playplay View Post
    It really depends on what are the things you are shooting and the surrounding.
    Of cos firing flash at a bright daylight shooting landscape/scenary is redundant.
    If it is a portraiture shot, then i would fire it most of the time to get the catchlight on eyes.
    If the light is already good, then I won't fire flash at all. If I don't get catchlight in the eyes, I will just photoshop it in.

    Oh well... to each his own.

    Though the ttl technology is pretty good these days, it sometimes misbehaves... and I don't like to leave things to chance unless I really have to.

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    Actually, I don't think there is a 'best' diffuser for events. Though the Gary Fong diffuses light well, it looks like a photon torpedo. If you walk near people with that, they will invariably give you a strange look, which would kill any candid photo opportunity. So, most of your shots will be posed.

    For indoor shots, a good diffuser would be something that bounces light off the ceiling, while throwing a bit to the front... like a bounce card... or the Lumiquest (promax) 80/20. That way, it simulates indoor lighting. The whole idea of these diffusers is... you want soft looking light that does not look like flash.

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    Default Re: Best Flash Difusser for Events

    Actually, I don't think there is a 'best' diffuser for events. Though the Gary Fong diffuses light well, it looks like a photon torpedo. If you walk near people with that, they will invariably give you a strange look, which would kill any candid photo opportunity. So, most of your shots will be posed.
    Used the Fong Dong, even the whaletail which looks like a WC at events and have received no such treatment. I suspect its the temporary attention draw that a DSLR warrants.

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    EH?!? WHY NO DIY TISSUE PAPER?!?

    I'm mostly bouncing or using flip it..

    Anyone here uses GF lightsphere?
    I'm interested in finding out more on it.. Any personal reviews on it?
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    Default Re: Best Flash Difusser for Events

    Why must you do all the voting for the Flash Difusser.Different people use different Flash Difusser and how can be is the best.Some say this good and that best.Is all how you people use it.

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    Default Re: Best Flash Difusser for Events

    Quote Originally Posted by reanimator View Post
    EH?!? WHY NO DIY TISSUE PAPER?!?

    I'm mostly bouncing or using flip it..

    Anyone here uses GF lightsphere?
    I'm interested in finding out more on it.. Any personal reviews on it?
    If your shooting a close up, or a small group of maybe 3, its really great. I really do love it. But when it comes to lighting up an area that's further away, it really eats your battery.
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    Default Re: Best Flash Difusser for Events

    Anyone using this? Spectra Light Diffuser

    http://www.spectralightdiffuser.com/

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    Default Re: Best Flash Difusser for Events

    I believe Demb is one of the best diffusers/bounce I have used.

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    demb flip-it for me....
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    Demb diffuser is the best for portraits, events and it even work for macro.

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    Have both Demb flip it pro and Gary Fong lightsphere universal clear.

    Still prefer Demb for it's portability and versatibility. Gary Fong LS nt far behind..
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    gary fong works for me!

    can hold 1/2 a cuppa drink on top too!

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    anyone tried a shoot thru diffuser?

    like those ikea drawer mat den cut out the same shape as a normal abbc, but instead of pasting the card behind, its placed inFRONT of the lens.

    anyone uses this?

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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.
    lol.. and good observation + eyes
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    very innovative... have seen pple using tissue paper and plain white paper. but this is a first
    Quote Originally Posted by nottipiglet View Post
    wtf?!
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    Default Re: Best Flash Difusser for Events

    Quote Originally Posted by IsenGrim View Post
    anyone tried a shoot thru diffuser?

    like those ikea drawer mat den cut out the same shape as a normal abbc, but instead of pasting the card behind, its placed inFRONT of the lens.

    anyone uses this?
    We have been using the Softlite diffuster to shoot Events.
    Pls go to the following website to take a look:
    ww.passionphotographers.com
    ww.theserangoon.multiply.com

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    Default Re: Best Flash Difusser for Events

    (For indoor) Besides the considerations of ceiling height and colour, consider the lens being used too. I find the built-in bounce card and diffuser on my 580IIs sufficiently soft when paired with my tele-zooms. For normal zooms and wides, I fix a lumiquest soft box over my stofen to give soft directional light.

    However, whenever able, first thing try is to get your flash off your camera. Pair it with a reflector. You'll fall in love with the effects directional lighting will give you.

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