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    Hi guys, I was wondering how many of you here use or used Gary Fong's WhaleTail (either Reporter or Studio). Coz I'm thinking of getting 1 (leaning towards Studio) but want to check on your opinions 1st...

    Either I get a GF WT Studio or a GF LS Collapsible, coz I somehow have the idea that Reporter would be smaller than LS Collapsible. Or am I wrong?

    Pls share your opinions on these 3 items, yeah? Is it really worth the cash to splash? Cheers!

    (btw, I'm no pro)

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    For portraiture work.. LS is still one of my fav light modifier, while I use WT mainly for a do it all light modifier.

    BTW, I do own a variety of light modifier eg: omnibounce, ring flash, snoot, beauty dish, softbox, etc Ultimately it's really depend on what is your desired outcome of their usage.

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    LS is my fav for portrait too, but need more power to light up. I thought you got issue with ya girlfriend
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    Haha, I knew somebody was gonna fall for that "GF issue" thingy, hehe! Sorry!

    But thanks for the responses. The thing is I've borrowed n used a LS (I/II?) 1/2 cloud before n was amazed by it. I've only used a bouncer before that. So it seems like LS 2 - WT 0. I don't think I'd mainly shoot portrait coz I'll probably shoot all sorts with my itchy hand...

    Anson, is it worth the bulkiness n weight for the WhaleTail? Is it worth carrying it around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by larlarloo View Post
    Anson, is it worth the bulkiness n weight for the WhaleTail? Is it worth carrying it around?

    The size is about the similar to LS, only thing is that it doesn't collapse for easy storage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    The size is about the similar to LS, only thing is that it doesn't collapse for easy storage.
    Do you guys actually use/adjust the flaps that much when using WT? Ever encountered broken flap issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by larlarloo View Post
    Do you guys actually use/adjust the flaps that much when using WT? Ever encountered broken flap issue?
    I do adjust the flaps depend on usage but I gels plate does not play as well as my strobist gels.

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    Thank u! I think I'll order my GF WT for Christmas! Happy Holidays everyone...

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    hahahaha! I thought you had some 'GirlFriend' issue to ask us about

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    thread title is really so misleading, please use a proper thread title.
    you won't get much replies to your question and it won't help others looking for similar enquires by using search function.
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    Apologies, I'll avoid using short names for next threads

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    Quote Originally Posted by hongsien View Post
    hahahaha! I thought you had some 'GirlFriend' issue to ask us about
    i also thought so

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