A&P Gary Fong's Lightspere Clear

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by di3soft, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. di3soft

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    Does anyone here have one or have used one

    Pros/Cons

    Is it worth the 70 bucks for a diffuser


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  2. Hua

    Hua AZN photographer crew

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    No it is not worth the $70. Just go to a chinese restaurant and get one of their clear 1 qt containers.
     
  3. di3soft

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    haha any experience with it
     
  4. hsubaru

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    It's $50, last I checked... or least when I got mine. It works surprisingly well.

    I also did a comparison with a chinese take out container (since my dad made fun of me for getting one), and the take out container does decently well, but I kept getting hot spots through it.

    If you've got $50 lying around and you use your flash a lot, by all means, get it. I got it to try it out, and it hardly leaves my flash now.
     
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    i guess it depends on how much you are getting payed to use it.

    would a 1dm2 and a 400 f/2.8 work well? yes. could i justify buying them? no. not unless i worked for SI or national geographic
     
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    Make your own.

    BTW, how did the Ducati shoot go?
     
  7. di3soft

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    It went great thanks, I was under the impression that I was going to be shooting bikes but it was a fashion show to show off their new product. I was surprised when I got there and saw a run way set up.
     
  8. di3soft

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    Thanks for all the input I think I might try it out because its not that much money and I just saw some pretty good shots with it and it looks like its worth the money.
     
  9. di3soft

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    Not getting payed just for personal ownership and use all around
     
  10. mobbarley

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    what about a stofen or lumiquest 80/20? doesnt look anywhere near as silly.
     
  11. hsubaru

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    True, doesn't look as silly, but a standard stofen doesn't give as wide an area for the light to bounce around before exiting. The Lumiquest might do a decent job. I'll have to mess with my dad's Lumiquest/softbox and see how it works.

    My only problem with the LS2 is that if it bumps anything, it pops off the flash. I need to find a way to anchor it down.
     
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    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    I'd never put something that hideous on my flash :o
     
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    :coolugh: IKEASPHERE

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    wow will have to pass this along. Great idea. Learned the note card trick from my grandfather adn allways used that. Will give this a try for the holidays.
     

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