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    Hello all I have a few questions pertaining to Omni-bounce, hope the experts here can help me with these

    1. What is it's main function ?

    2. When to use and not to use ?

    3. Pricing ?? (cos i compared from 2 shops and the difference is ridiculous )

    I am currently using a Sigma EF-500 DG Super flash light with my 300D. Thanks

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    Never used it, but it seems to be some kind of a light diffuser.
    http://www.stofen.com/Info/HowItWorks.htm

    Perhaps a expensive alternative to a bounce card...haha...

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    theory: to help diffuse(spread out) and soften the light from flash

    reality: it does soften a bit but it doesnt spread out as preferred as if we were using a bounce card. ie the ugly shadow behind that pretty model will still appear on the wall behind her!!!
    which also means it sucks more of your battery life of the flash unit, and it costs u maybe 20 to 50 bucks a piece

    however u need to do soem individualised testign wif ur own setup b4 decidign if u really like it. or just stick to good'ol bounce card method =)

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    1. Diffuse flash light, so that it will not be so hash.

    2. Ideally in small enclosed area (e.g. HDB room) with white ceiling and walls.

    3. Should be less than $30.

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    this set of videos shows a very useful explanation how to use an omnibounce as well as lighting solutions on the move

    http://www.sportsshooter.com/special...ght/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by clive
    theory: to help diffuse(spread out) and soften the light from flash

    reality: it does soften a bit but it doesnt spread out as preferred as if we were using a bounce card. =)
    interesting point. the diffuser works well at close range to the subjects. took some shots at a wedding but they were underexposed as i wasn't within the range i was surprised to see 3 photographers using the stofen bounce at a fashion show last week although they were standing quite far

    don't understand why leh?

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    fashion show is fast paced action...so most prolly no time to set up bounce card nicely.. what with vertical framing, the bounce card got to re-angle...so bounce card is a practical way out for softening..also from their probable angle, the shadows wont show up too much =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan11
    Hello all I have a few questions pertaining to Omni-bounce, hope the experts here can help me with these

    1. What is it's main function ?

    2. When to use and not to use ?

    3. Pricing ?? (cos i compared from 2 shops and the difference is ridiculous )

    I am currently using a Sigma EF-500 DG Super flash light with my 300D. Thanks
    1. already mentioned. note that using omnibouce will reduce the effective distance to half. And Omnibouce will consume more battery power.

    2. if possible, use the ceiling or wall to bounce. use omniBounce when there is nothing to bounce.

    3. as a guide, the mount for 550EX can be from $25 - $30

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    Cover your flash head with a one-ply tissue. That's the effect you get when you shoot your subject head on.

    Omnibounce changes your flash from directional to omni-directional, also known as 'bare bulb flash'. Uses depend on desired effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sehsuan
    this set of videos shows a very useful explanation how to use an omnibounce as well as lighting solutions on the move

    http://www.sportsshooter.com/special...ght/index.html

    see this link that sehsuan provided. it is really quite good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zekai
    see this link that sehsuan provided. it is really quite good.
    how to saved it ??
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    can also use white socks to diffuse light

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpenza
    can also use white socks to diffuse light
    ya, who want to smell your sock odour ?? ..

    good stratgery to scare away competition and have all the space to shoot for yourself ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by swimcraze
    interesting point. the diffuser works well at close range to the subjects. took some shots at a wedding but they were underexposed as i wasn't within the range i was surprised to see 3 photographers using the stofen bounce at a fashion show last week although they were standing quite far

    don't understand why leh?
    for the fashion shows, the flash is probably not the main source of lighting and is only used as a fill-in (to lighten shadows cast by spotlights on the faces and clothes, etc).

    when you used it at the wedding, you're probably using the flash as the main source of lighting and when beyond range, the subjects will be underexposed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KNIGHT ONG
    how to saved it ??
    Hi you can search your internet cache folder. The name should be something like joey??.mov

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    Quote Originally Posted by KNIGHT ONG
    how to saved it ??
    http://www.sportsshooter.com/special...ight/joey#.mov

    use the above link to save the video clip, and remember to replace the # by 1 to 8

    e.g. http://www.sportsshooter.com/special...ight/joey1.mov
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    Quote Originally Posted by clive
    theory: to help diffuse(spread out) and soften the light from flash

    reality: it does soften a bit but it doesnt spread out as preferred as if we were using a bounce card. ie the ugly shadow behind that pretty model will still appear on the wall behind her!!!
    This is really more a matter of how you place the model in your composition. If the model is standing nearer to the end wall, of course there will be shadow lah. And to shoot the model when he/she so far away, it's a waste of your flash power, especially when your range is effectively cut by half.

    If the model is close and you fire off, and the giant size shadow in the background is still obvious, that means your flash power too strong liao lah.
    Lower the flash, up the ISO, change settings whatever.


    which also means it sucks more of your battery life of the flash unit, and it costs u maybe 20 to 50 bucks a piece
    The pricing all these are ridiculous lah. $25 for a piece of cheap plastic.
    The Expodisc is another ridiculously expensive piece of plastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prismatic
    The pricing all these are ridiculous lah. $25 for a piece of cheap plastic.
    The Expodisc is another ridiculously expensive piece of plastic.
    Price of an Omnibounce = $25
    Price of an Expodisc = $140
    Price of a stiff white cardboard = $1.50
    Price of a Pringles lid = $2

    Price of a perfect photograph = Priceless

    For everything else, there's MasterCard.

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    What is an expodisc ?

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    Expodisc = the easy-to-use filter to get perfect digital white balance and save time in post processing.

    check out www.expodisc.com
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