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Quick recommendation for a flash reflector/diffuser?
  
 
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p.1 #1 · Quick recommendation for a flash reflector/diffuser?


Hi all,

I've got a Canon 5D2 and a 580EX I use occasionally for people shots. For years I used a "Flip-it" diffuser which mostly worked well, except I found it didn't help a lot if I couldn't bounce. It's also recently fallen apart. I need something new.. and I need it soon.

Can anyone recommend some good options to check out, preferably something I can get next-day delivered? I usually do my shots with on-camera flash only.

I've heard of the Lightsphere but there seem to be mixed opinions on it. I have had a Stofen rectangular thing before but found it didn't work too well. I prefer something I can either bounce or use directly with diffusion.

Thanks.



May 22, 2014 at 12:48 PM
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p.1 #2 · Quick recommendation for a flash reflector/diffuser?


Lumiquest makes several that would work nicely for you. They come in various sizes, several of which have diffusion while others bounce. Some do both. Look them up on B&H to see the whole lineup.


May 22, 2014 at 01:24 PM
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p.1 #3 · Quick recommendation for a flash reflector/diffuser?


Something like this maybe? They have a lot of different ones, and again, mixed reviews.

http://smile.amazon.com/LumiQuest-LQ-101-Pocket-Bouncer/dp/B007SEZT1Q/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1400765742&sr=8-4&keywords=lumiquest

Guess I shouldn't have left this for the last minute!

Thanks.



May 22, 2014 at 03:21 PM
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p.1 #4 · Quick recommendation for a flash reflector/diffuser?


Yes, that will do. The Big Bounce is larger and has a diffuser panel in front, so the bounced light gets diffused. This one's a bit easier to use, because it's smaller, while the Big Bounce produces somewhat better results because it creates a larger light source that is also diffused. The trade-off is that it's a bit unwieldy because it's larger and more top-heavy. I have and use both.


May 23, 2014 at 05:52 PM





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