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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86

    Are you sure you see many macro shooters using omnibounce? Every macro shooter I know do not use it. The omnibounce does not spread and diffuse the light enough, causing harsh shadows to form on the subject. This will make the lighting look very unnatural and also cause a lot of reflections off insects with more reflective exteriors.
    Nikon's manual recommend that you bounce your flash off a reflector onto your subject with the camera at a sufficient angle so as not to cast a shadow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai

    Nikon's manual recommend that you bounce your flash off a reflector onto your subject with the camera at a sufficient angle so as not to cast a shadow.
    Whichever works best for you. Nikon's manual only provide a rough guide for general photography. If it works so well, you will see many people using that setup, which I don't. A flash reflector doesn't work very well in this case. Also, it makes your setup taller and will get in the way, hitting branches and leaves
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai

    Nikon's manual recommend that you bounce your flash off a reflector onto your subject with the camera at a sufficient angle so as not to cast a shadow.
    I dun think it's for macro, more like for portrait. The area of illuminance is very much different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye View Post
    I dun think it's for macro, more like for portrait. The area of illuminance is very much different.
    Page 73-75 of http://www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals/...hts/SB-600.pdf

    Yeah... distance matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    Are you sure you see many macro shooters using omnibounce? Every macro shooter I know do not use it. The omnibounce does not spread and diffuse the light enough, causing harsh shadows to form on the subject. This will make the lighting look very unnatural and also cause a lot of reflections off insects with more reflective exteriors.
    Wow, thks for the info spree86, will definitely take note of that.
    I am not sure whether they r macro shooters. i see more of them in events. So i will be more appropriate to use it in events??
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    Page 73-75 of http://www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals/...hts/SB-600.pdf

    Yeah... distance matters.
    Thks for the info uncle fai. Here's something to share too
    http://prairielightimages.com/2011/0...ple-reflector/

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiaxuan90

    Wow, thks for the info spree86, will definitely take note of that.
    I am not sure whether they r macro shooters. i see more of them in events. So i will be more appropriate to use it in events??
    Yup, I feel that the omnibounce would be more suitable for events rather than macro. I have different setup for macro and event as the spread of light you need is very different in the 2 situations

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86

    Yup, I feel that the omnibounce would be more suitable for events rather than macro. I have different setup for macro and event as the spread of light you need is very different in the 2 situations
    To be more specific, it's suitable for indoor with walls to bounce. Like Gary fong, u need wall to bounce light back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye View Post
    To be more specific, it's suitable for indoor with walls to bounce. Like Gary fong, u need wall to bounce light back.
    Where do u normally get gary fong stuff??

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiaxuan90
    Where do u normally get gary fong stuff??
    Cathay photo has the whole range. Lots of shops are selling the light sphere collaspable.
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    How about this ?

    for 7$.
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    Quote Originally Posted by commonjunks View Post
    How about this ?

    for 7$.
    So cheap?? is it good? have u try it?

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    I am getting it next week, should be able to try it out.
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    oh... keep me updated thks

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