bad karma wrote in post #6392021
Beautiful, however I am confused about how the softlighter wraps around flashes and strobes. If I use a vivitar 285, will it work with it (wrap around the head of the flash) as well? Or is it strobes exclusive
I will also need to buy a light stand and bracket with it correct?
There are many ways to use a shoe-mount flash with Photek Softlighters or generic equivalents. Here's one setup using two umbrella swivels and a cheap Softlighter clone:
Note that this is an over-engineered solution. There are easier ways to do this but I was experimenting with the bits and pieces I had on hand on a rainy day. I offer the photo just to illustrate that using a shoe-mount flash is certainly possible.
And speaking of Softlighters, if you like the concept but not necessarily the price, be aware that there are numerous clones available from Amvona.com as well as from eBay vendors. I have two sizes of Photek Softlighter as well as three generic clones. They all work similarly though the Photek is the best built.