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    Hi,

    I just bought a studio lighting kit. May I know what is the purpose of a honeycomb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shark View Post
    Hi,

    I just bought a studio lighting kit. May I know what is the purpose of a honeycomb.
    to concentrate light focus, similar to a snoot -- more specifically to restrict the fall of light on the subject
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    Default Re: What is the purpose or application of a honeycomb?

    try it out lor

    see the difference for yourself

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    Thanks, guys. Will experiment it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shark View Post
    Hi,

    I just bought a studio lighting kit. May I know what is the purpose of a honeycomb.
    similar to a snoot, it concentrates the light to a smaller point. it has a softer edge than snoot if i am not wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    similar to a snoot, it concentrates the light to a smaller point. it has a softer edge than snoot if i am not wrong.
    Softer edge, I believe.

    Basically its purpose has been covered; it makes your light more focused. IIRC, used with soft lights, it also makes them a little harder, but not to the point where they become hard lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shark View Post
    Hi,

    I just bought a studio lighting kit. May I know what is the purpose of a honeycomb.
    Its a cell structure.. best at resist compression..ppl mostly use it between doors
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    Default Re: What is the purpose or application of a honeycomb?

    a concentrated hard light with a soft edge, simple as that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NormanTan View Post
    Its a cell structure.. best at resist compression..ppl mostly use it between doors
    Wrong number...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rexlim View Post
    Wrong number...
    haha.. sry la.. press wrong number.. haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    a concentrated hard light with a soft edge, simple as that.
    Or, if used in front of a soft-box, it can create a soft light with a more defined, but not hard edge.

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    I use it in place of a snoot for hair highlights or background lighting.

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    Default Re: What is the purpose or application of a honeycomb?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    Or, if used in front of a soft-box, it can create a soft light with a more defined, but not hard edge.
    if you are referring to those attach on a softbox, is actually call louver.

    if you are referring to a lighting technique, than it will give a hard light within a soft light.
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    Yeah. but hardly anyone knows about louvers, or even heard of them.

    The younger ones would probably be a bit more familiar with a newer thingy usually called an 'egg-crate'. Greatest advantage of this design is that it's soft, no-frame fitting usually attached by velcro so it folds and stores much more easily than louvers.

    http://www.chimeralighting.com/dspPr...p?productid=15

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    Yeah. but hardly anyone knows about louvers, or even heard of them.

    The younger ones would probably be a bit more familiar with a newer thingy usually called an 'egg-crate'. Greatest advantage of this design is that it's soft, no-frame fitting usually attached by velcro so it folds and stores much more easily than louvers.

    http://www.chimeralighting.com/dspPr...p?productid=15
    Woah the egg-crate is cool stuff. It was a pain transporting the old grid/honeycomb to use with Kino-Flo lights (I'm sure you're familiar with that right? Haha.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    Woah the egg-crate is cool stuff. It was a pain transporting the old grid/honeycomb to use with Kino-Flo lights (I'm sure you're familiar with that right? Haha.)
    Err ... no, only KINKIEEE-FLOWS!!!

    Just kidding.

    I know of some togs who DIY egg-crates.

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