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Old 21st of May 2012 (Mon)   #1
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Default Flash Globe Diffusor : any good or ridiculous ?

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Saw it once on an event, it looked ridiculous, but is it any good?
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Old 21st of May 2012 (Mon)   #2
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Default Re: Flash Globe Diffusor : any good or ridiculous ?

Ridiculous. Like the fong, and the stofen these do little but eat battery power. The limited circumstance where they might work is an a room with white ceilings or walls, but if you have those, then you dont need it to begin with.
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Old 21st of May 2012 (Mon)   #3
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That looks like it comes with built-in lens flare. At least the Stofen cup is small.
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Old 21st of May 2012 (Mon)   #4
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Old 21st of May 2012 (Mon)   #5
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I haven’t found them useful (even for off camera mount; my Interfit Strobies Portrait Kit had one included)
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...trait_Kit.html
So I think you would get more satisfaction by using the money on a nice restaurant dinner!

[Having said that, in fall 2010 (in my neighborhood about 10 houses away), I observed a film crew utilizing a large 3-4 ft/(1.2 meter) one in an off camera setting, for the making of a high-end car Christmas TV commercial/ad. Filmed in early evening, yet finished TV ad had a daytime look].


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Default Re: Flash Globe Diffusor : any good or ridiculous ?

On camera they are useless. As an off camera modifier they can do ok. Just look what David Hobby does with his paper "chinese lantern". This can do something kinda like that, but not as soft of light.
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Old 21st of May 2012 (Mon)   #7
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Default Re: Flash Globe Diffusor : any good or ridiculous ?

Got one in a kit (a China rip-off of the Interfit Strobies Kit) that was given to me as a Christmas gift (at my request...), managed to use it a couple of times on-camera, didn't think it was that bad, especially if you are bouncing it...thought the results was fairly decent. What was more difficult to get over is the amount of strange looks/ridicule you get from people...took some shots at a family gathering, and everyone just couldn't stop giving me crap about it...
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Looks ridiculous to me.
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Profoto thinks it is a good idea.


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I get why this would be used for an OCF light that has a built in reflector. If you needed a bare bulb flash, it would provide that look. On camera? I don't see the need for it. To make it large enough to give a diffused light it would start to eat power and interfere with the lens unless you had it pointed up.
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Default Re: Flash Globe Diffusor : any good or ridiculous ?

I know. I don't think that modifier like that would be any good on small flash (e.g. with fresnel lens in front and not bare bulb).
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Peter Nguyen mad a clone from a light housing from HD and here is his image

https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.ph...type=3&theater

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He used these

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Old 22nd of May 2012 (Tue)   #13
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Good or ridiculous is based upon what you can do with it. No mod is really ridiculous if you apply it in a manner that works for you and focuses on its strengths, even Sto-Fens or Fongs.

Ever done a portrait in a large room and wanted to kill all ambient but end up with a large black hole in the background? Pop one of those on your flash (the Fong is great for this, too) and either hang it from the ceiling out of frame, or get it up high on a stand out of frame. Fills that back area perfectly.


A Stofen on a strobe shoved into a lamp shade works great to mimic a light bulb, though lately the best use I've found for it is to spit my sunflower seed shells in it. You gotta think dual purpose here. That globe would make a great home for a betta when not in use.
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Old 23rd of May 2012 (Wed)   #14
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This globe is very useful when shooting in a room. Use it like a bouncing flash, it creates a smooth ambient light which makes the subject looks more natural.
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This globe is very useful when shooting in a room. Use it like a bouncing flash, it creates a smooth ambient light which makes the subject looks more natural.
it that was true I would get one of those knock-off globe diffusers but I think it's like the rest of the plastic on-camera flash diffusers. Kinda like putting a plastic milk carton on your flash
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