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Sundisc - it's in the wild. 60cm and ultra lightweight

 
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Nov 06, 2017 16:21 |  #1

Hi, After a positive Kickstarter launch the Sundisc backers are receiving their modifiers now.

https://www.kickstarte​r.com ...ortable-softbox-reflector (external link)

They are similar to the Fstopper's 'Flash Disc', but at 60 cm they are larger. They are also deeper so that they can be used with any 6 in flange - including the 'S bracket' and derivatives.
Reviews should start appearing all over the Interweb shortly.

Their remarkable lightweight transforms booming a light out. It's easy to get a stand comfortably off to one side with just a strong swivel adapter and a short length of Alu 16mm rod. And the stand can be lightweight too.

So far, only snapshots . . .

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Nov 06, 2017 19:46 |  #2

Seems expensive for two small collapsible reflectors with a bit of fabric holding them together.




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Nov 06, 2017 21:25 |  #3

simonbarker wrote in post #18490373 (external link)
Seems expensive for two small collapsible reflectors with a bit of fabric holding them together.

I would agree, if it were called “two small collapsible reflectors with a bit of fabric holding them together“. But it’s called the “Sundisc”. That sounds bigger and much more expensive.
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I make no judgement of the actual functionality of the product.... just a commentary on “what’s in a name”.
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Nov 07, 2017 09:00 |  #4

A complementary super lightweight modifier is RoundFlash's Strip Light:

https://www.roundflash​.com/roundflash_strip_​light (external link)

Both that and the Sundisc are intended for use with Speedlites although Godox's AD 200 (Fresnel head) would be OK too. Together, they make an ultra lightweight, take anywhere, Clam-shell package.

In the test shot below (please forgive!) the Strip Light is deployed horizontally for fill from below. In terms of illumination evenness, the Sundisc is noticeably better; the Strip Light obviously has its Speedlite source Camera Left.

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Nov 07, 2017 09:07 as a reply to OceanRipple*'s post |  #5

Can't argue with those catchlights!


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Nov 07, 2017 11:12 |  #6

RicoTudor wrote in post #18490721 (external link)
Can't argue with those catchlights!

LOL. For you Rico, I found some chromed plastic screw head covers (my whole house is a man drawer - google 'man drawer mcintyre') - carefully Gaffer'd in place. If he looks a little surprised, it's because first I tried pins instead of tape. He(?) also has a very slight Left convergent Strabismus, BTW. (Gaffer'd? Yep, tiny strips formed into small tubes, sticky side out, then flattened . . . )

I also played around with a translucent and shaped Gobo (white Gaffer arrow-head near the Speedlite's Fresnel on the diffusion side of the Strip Box) within the Strip Light to improve spread evenness within the modifier, which definitely helps, So thanks!

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Nov 13, 2017 10:39 |  #7

Still a little quiet - but a few photos are beginning to show up 'ShotwithSundisc' etc.:

https://www.facebook.c​om ...rmalink/17669235999​94071/ (external link)




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