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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)

. . and some photos using a Sundisc appear here:

https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=TzirKcuNbbI (external link)




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Dec 05, 2017 14:59 |  #8

I have the Fstopper flashdisc. I want to try this one.


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Dec 06, 2017 04:17 as a reply to tbdinh22's post |  #9

Hi, It certainly is easiest to use mounted on a 6 in flange - i.e something like Godox's S Speedlite mount or equivalent.

It packs small and is super lightweight. So it's very easy to boom with the stand off to one side when required. Both the stand & boom can be 'Speedlite Spec'. It can be used even when you are very short of space or ceiling height.

With the Speedlite's Fresnel set to 50mm the coverage within the modifier is better than I expected. There is a mild hotspot near the Fresnel but a white card arrowhead gobo calms that easily.

Softness is what you would expect from a 60 cm modifier - transitions are pretty smooth. There are enough output samples around if you search diligently - my only model currently is a camera shy 2 yr old Goldie . .

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Dec 06, 2017 13:46 |  #10

Where can you buy one now?


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Dec 06, 2017 15:12 |  #11

tbdinh22 wrote in post #18512075 (external link)
Where can you buy one now?

I'm not sure - I was a backer.
Try that question here:
https://www.kickstarte​r.com ...le-softbox-reflector/faqs (external link)




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Dec 07, 2017 01:26 |  #12

On their Nov 4 update:

"We also got the question about where they can get a Sundisc later on and We are working on a new homepage and will list more information in due time."


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Dec 07, 2017 14:39 |  #13

These 16" (40cm) ones from Amazon are $12. https://www.amazon.com ..._detailpage?ie=UTF8​&psc=1 (external link)


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Dec 10, 2017 11:02 |  #14

agv8or wrote in post #18512813 (external link)
These 16" (40cm) ones from Amazon are $12. https://www.amazon.com ..._detailpage?ie=UTF8​&psc=1 (external link)

I think it just a matter of time before someone make a bigger size. Alot of third party already make imitation version of F Stopper FlashDisc


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Dec 10, 2017 11:37 |  #15

OceanRipple* wrote in post #18490853 (external link)
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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Excellent example of getting it right in camera and avoid all that work in post!!!


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