A&P Lightsphere or Omnibounce?

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  1. Blair

    Blair New Member

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    I need a diffuser of some kind and I think those are a couple I would consider.

    Going to be using mostly for fill on portraits outdoors.

    Shooting a D70s and SB600.

    Thoughts, recommendations?
     
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    if outdoors use an omnibounce or a softbox.
    the lightsphere also bounces a lot of light from memory.
     
  3. Hua

    Hua AZN photographer crew

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    I use the Omnibounce on my SB-600 with my D70 and D200. Works very well for bouncing the light in interior shooting, I get virtually zero shadows. I also shoot out in the day with it as fill-flash with lots of success as well.
     
  4. Blair

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    thanks for the straight foreward comments. i think i will order the omnibounce for price and not looking like a total photogoober :sadwavey:
     
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    i despise gary fong, and I have a omni bounce, so yeah
     
  6. Blair

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    haha, alrighty. well good thing i was already leaning omnibounce so i dont get an asskicking from viper :wavey:
     
  7. N-Word-Jim

    N-Word-Jim Cure for boredom

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    hold on
     
  8. Blair

    Blair New Member

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    huh?
     
  9. mojito

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    nah, that kinda shit don't matter that much. light sphere's do look pretty :greddy: though. but if they work, they work. I'm all about cheep solutoins.










    Tip for the flash users. Go to a real camera store and ask for a filters sample pack, Lee and some others make them. They are suppose to just be a piece of all the different gels and filters that are made, and they just happen to be the perfect size for a flash. Just use a little electral tape or a omniboune and you can change the flash outputs color, spread, etc. Best of all, they're FREE

    I use a 1.2 CT straw or orange and it makes it look like sunset light.










    example, sample filter placed over a flash off camera
    Taken in open shade (notice the extreme blues in the shadows. they can be taken care of by adding a slight warming filter over the lens)


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  10. N-Word-Jim

    N-Word-Jim Cure for boredom

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    God damn it, I saw something interesting the other day, it was a cheapie $25 white plate with a velcro strap that wraps around the flash head and puts the white plate up above the flash so you can angle it to bounce the flash forward... it would be worth giving a try (I should have just fuckin ordered one) I think. It kinda looked a hair ghetto. I don't know I give up I've had too much to drink and I'm fucking exhausted
     
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    business card or other white matte baord can work too. point the flash up and slide the paper in the slot and you have a more even spread
     
  12. N-Word-Jim

    N-Word-Jim Cure for boredom

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    yep, but this was just "a 30 second enter your credit card information and have it delivered to your door for a mere $25, then slap it on and you're good to go" solution
     
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    should have gotten the sb800, it comes with botht he diffuser and the bounce card.
     
  14. hsubaru

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    I use a 4x6 index card as a bounce card, rubber banded to the back of my flash. On said index card, I have the guide numbers for various focal lengths and distances for those times I go manual with the flash. Works for me :shrug:
     
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    :bigthumb:

    not many know how to shoot with a flash on manual. Once you learn, you have so many more options on lighting
     
  16. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    does anyone make an omni-bounce for the sigma dg-500 super? i cant seem to find one
     
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