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Whats the "Smallest" Shoot through umbrella available ?

 
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Jun 16, 2012 16:07 |  #1

I am trying to make a outdoor portraits rig to be used without an assistant (monopod or light weight light stand to be used with triggered speedlights) and was looking around for a 15-16 inch umbrella - the smallest that I have found thus far is about 20 inches available at adorama - is anyone aware of a smaller umbrella?




  
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Jun 16, 2012 17:11 |  #2

Look for Strobella if small is what you are after :lol:

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Jun 16, 2012 21:01 |  #3

You loose alot of power with an umbrella, why not settle for a small softbox?


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Jun 16, 2012 22:37 |  #4

kokakaste2 wrote in post #14588535 (external link)
Look for Strobella if small is what you are after :lol:

http://www.strobella.c​om/ (external link)

That looks sweet - I wonder if its available in the US ....

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You loose alot of power with an umbrella, why not settle for a small softbox?

I have the lastolite 24" but sometimes when on "run n gun" it seems inconvenient . Plus an umbrella is very convenient to carry and set up quickly.....




  
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Jun 18, 2012 15:11 |  #5

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I have the lastolite 24" but sometimes when on "run n gun" it seems inconvenient . Plus an umbrella is very convenient to carry and set up quickly.....

I'm thinking more along the lines of the Lumiquest Softbox III


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Jun 18, 2012 15:43 |  #6

Lumiquest Softbox III is certainly an effective choice. I have one with me in my bag all the time. A slightly bigger alternative is the 16"x16" Lastolite or Cheetah Qbox. Both are significantly smaller.


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Jun 18, 2012 15:53 |  #7

You get that the smaller the light source, the harder the light? A 24 inch softbox or large umbrella is no less portable or problematic than a small one. Maybe in certain winds a smaller one might be only slightly less wind prone, but really not enough that I would compromise the quality of light.




  
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Jun 18, 2012 18:12 |  #8

Make sure to check out 2:17.... http://www.youtube.com …s&feature=playe​r_embedded (external link)!




  
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Jun 18, 2012 23:10 |  #9

starlights wrote in post #14588335 (external link)
Whats the "Smallest" Shoot through umbrella available ?

Will this work, it seems to be small and affordable?

http://www.graciousbri​dal.com …asol-drink-umbrellas.html (external link)

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Jun 18, 2012 23:13 |  #10

FlashZebra wrote in post #14599016 (external link)
Will this work, it seems to be small and affordable?

http://www.graciousbri​dal.com …asol-drink-umbrellas.html (external link)

Enjoy! Lon

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Jun 19, 2012 02:53 |  #11

Better off with bare flash than anything that small.


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Jun 19, 2012 06:15 as a reply to  @ TwoShoes's post |  #12

If you have the lens zoomed out and it is a variable aperture lens, be sure the lens does not close down on your aperture. In other words, if you determine that your correct exposure is 1/125 at f3.5 and you zoom out your lens and it closes the aperture down to 6.5, then of course, your photo will be underexposed. You will have to set your lighting so it will expose correctly at the smallest aperture your lens closes down to. This is why variable aperture zoom lenses are not good for portrait work. You need a prime lens or a zoom lens with a constant aperture.




  
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Jun 19, 2012 10:15 |  #13

MrScott wrote in post #14597683 (external link)
Make sure to check out 2:17.... http://www.youtube.com …s&feature=playe​r_embedded (external link)!

That never fails to crack me up :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Jun 19, 2012 11:07 |  #14

kokakaste2 wrote in post #14588535 (external link)
Look for Strobella if small is what you are after :lol:

http://www.strobella.c​om/ (external link)

this is a great thread to read up on the strobella :lol:

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=910533


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Jun 19, 2012 11:49 |  #15

FJ LOVE wrote in post #14600869 (external link)
this is a great thread to read up on the strobella :lol:

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=910533

Indeed, that is a good read :lol:


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