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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Discuss :: is what the world needs is another flash dingus ?


h ttps://petapixel.com/2017/09/12/kobra-new-flash-modifier-hoping-make-splash-crowded-market/

Do you still use these things?



Sep 12, 2017 at 04:26 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Discuss :: is what the world needs is another flash dingus ?


Looks like a magbounce except without the magnets...







As a commenter points out this is a Kickstarter with 21 days to go still. Before that campaign is over China will have copied the design and have a container on its way to the US already.



Sep 12, 2017 at 04:55 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Discuss :: is what the world needs is another flash dingus ?


Do you use a magbounce? I own one but never seem to get it on the flash head.


Sep 12, 2017 at 05:06 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Discuss :: is what the world needs is another flash dingus ?


Yeah I do occasionally, especially for the grids to control spill in certain situations like these:





For reception the sphere can give you some catchlights over straight bouncing.

Otherwise when I want actual soft light I use a proper softbox.



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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Discuss :: is what the world needs is another flash dingus ?


oh yeah, the grids are money - nice shot


Sep 12, 2017 at 05:34 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Discuss :: is what the world needs is another flash dingus ?


Never used the bounce though.


Sep 12, 2017 at 05:46 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Discuss :: is what the world needs is another flash dingus ?


that would make a cool party hat

esp. when you do a rapid fire on the flash...



Sep 12, 2017 at 06:49 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Discuss :: is what the world needs is another flash dingus ?



These things for flash guns are like the endless crap and pointless accessories for cars.
No matter how many there are, someone always comes up with something else no matter how over saturated the market or needless the item.

The comment about the China copies while maybe lounge in cheek is actually quite true. I have been looking into developing and marketing a controller for solar panels which has certain unique Features.

I talking to a company that does the R&D, manufacture and marketing, one of the topics they highlight is you have at max 12 months to sell a successful product before it will be copied in China and undersold against your own design.
They also state copyright is largely useless because by the time you can do anything about it, the market will be flooded with knockoffs and your advantage lost.

Rather than a long term business, many things now are simply a get in/ get out and make the quick bucks while you can because that's about all the bucks thee are to be made before you get the rug pulled from under you.

I am suspect on these startups that need as in this case $125K.
You can do these things for literally nothing in partnerships with companies that partner with people to bring their ideas through development to market.
That is of course if said companies think there is any value to them and they are not just another rush of blood to the head that has no market potential.

Maybe that's why they need the money for this thing, experienced companies aren't interested?



Sep 12, 2017 at 11:03 PM







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