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| p.1 #3 · Lambency Diffuser with Chrome Vault?? |
Jos Tesseract wrote:
...I'm wondering about the Chrome Vault domes (CVD) I see on FleaBay. They usually have a hole in the center. Trying to do some research on the effect of CVD's hasn't helped me at all. ...I'm imagining that, with the centre cut out, I would be able to use the Lambency in the flash's neutral position and the cut-out would allow 1/4 of the light to exit the flash directly, while the other 3/4s does the usual for a Lambency and at the same time, renders an effect which could be considered the opposite of a ring-flash/beauty dish(?)
Normally one uses modifiers of this type to get a bare-bulb simulation; you point the flash head up, and the dome casts the light in a 360-degree circle around you, allowing bounce-flash off all the walls and surfaces to create soft fill light. In addition, some of the light goes up and bounces off the ceiling.
With the chrome domes, more of the light is reflected outward, and a "kicker panel" reflector at the rear boosts the forward-directed light, but the cutout still allows direct light to bounce off the ceiling.
BTW, the Lambency dome looks like an intellectual-property rip off of the Gary Fong Lightsphere. Let your conscience be your guide.