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Esoterra
01-30-2006, 06:35 PM
I am looking at diffusers for my new speedlight I am planning on buying. I am looking at some lumiquest (http://www.lumiquest.com/products.htm) products but I am unsure what to get. Anyone have some advice for a noob about what are important addons to get for my new speedlight?

Thanks

D70FAN
01-30-2006, 09:07 PM
I am looking at diffusers for my new speedlight I am planning on buying. I am looking at some lumiquest (http://www.lumiquest.com/products.htm) products but I am unsure what to get. Anyone have some advice for a noob about what are important addons to get for my new speedlight?

Thanks

It depends on the speedlight and what you plan to shoot. I think that Jamie is using a couple of decent reflector types for weddings, and I like the Lightsphere II for general purpose portrait and still-life shooting.

Esoterra
01-31-2006, 07:40 AM
It depends on the speedlight and what you plan to shoot. I think that Jamie is using a couple of decent reflector types for weddings, and I like the Lightsphere II for general purpose portrait and still-life shooting.

Weddings, general purpose, portrait, and Still life... these are a subjects I plan on shooting with my new SB600. The I checked out the Lightsphere II and it looks as if its only available in UK and Europe? correct me if Im wrong... that is a shame because I love what I see and would really like to purchase it.

D70FAN
01-31-2006, 08:06 AM
Weddings, general purpose, portrait, and Still life... these are a subjects I plan on shooting with my new SB600. The I checked out the Lightsphere II and it looks as if its only available in UK and Europe? correct me if Im wrong... that is a shame because I love what I see and would really like to purchase it.

Try here:

http://store.garyfonginc.com/

Esoterra
01-31-2006, 12:45 PM
Thanks for the website George. I think I am going to buy the LIGHTSPHERE-I.D. but Im curious about its compatiblity. I just got my SB600- the compatiblity chart at http://store.garyfonginc.com/ lists the SB600-DX but not the SB600. Is there a difference at all between the two?

Jason25
01-31-2006, 01:04 PM
A lot of people seem to swear by the Sto-Fen Omnibounce. I'm thinking of getting one for my 600 as well :)

erichlund
01-31-2006, 01:04 PM
Thanks for the website George. I think I am going to buy the LIGHTSPHERE-I.D. but Im curious about its compatiblity. I just got my SB600- the compatiblity chart at http://store.garyfonginc.com/ lists the SB600-DX but not the SB600. Is there a difference at all between the two?
Back in the early days of digital SLRs, Nikon had DX versions of some of their flash products. In my case, I had a Coolpix 990, which would not take advantage of the DX capability, so I had the film version of the SB28. However, if you go to the Nikon website, there is no DX version associated with any of the new flash products. So, Mr. Fong is making assumptions based on old data. More importantly, I don't ever think the form factor changed between DX and non-DX versions.

Bottom line, use what he says is correct for the SB600-DX and you will get the correct item.

ktixx
01-31-2006, 01:05 PM
Try a flip it:
http://www.joedembphotography.com/flipit/

Esoterra
01-31-2006, 01:39 PM
A lot of people seem to swear by the Sto-Fen Omnibounce. I'm thinking of getting one for my 600 as well :)

I bought the Sto-Fen Omnibounce also. Wasn't too expensive and seems small enough when space/size is a factor. I will post pictures when I get it.

Jason25
01-31-2006, 03:06 PM
Try a flip it:
http://www.joedembphotography.com/flipit/
That's pretty interesting!

thesween
01-31-2006, 04:01 PM
I doubt anyone wants to be bothered, but just in case - not all that long ago, within the last ten years, pro photogs used to take nothing more than a business card(blank side toward the subject)and attach it with a rubber band behind the flash head for a variable bounce. It worked better than fine. Simple concept, no cost, or close to no cost. You might want to also consider Lumiquest, they make some very cool and effective flash accessories http://www.lumiquest.com/

sherlock
01-31-2006, 04:54 PM
That's pretty interesting!

Hey Jason,

I thought so too, thats why I bought one :D It works really well for all my indoor shots. I havent seen it directly up against a Lightsphere though...


Andrew

D70FAN
01-31-2006, 07:19 PM
I doubt anyone wants to be bothered, but just in case - not all that long ago, within the last ten years, pro photogs used to take nothing more than a business card(blank side toward the subject)and attach it with a rubber band behind the flash head for a variable bounce. It worked better than fine. Simple concept, no cost, or close to no cost. You might want to also consider Lumiquest, they make some very cool and effective flash accessories http://www.lumiquest.com/

This type of bounce reflector is included on the SB800 (slides out with a drop-down diffusor). Very handy when the Lightsphere II is not. Great for outdoor shadow illumination as well.

I wonder how many SB800 owners don't know it's there (because they didn't read the manual).;)