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Lightsphere: Gary Fong VS cheap

 
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Jan 29, 2013 07:39 |  #16

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I decided to illustrate better use of my money for valuable photographic equipment. So I undertook this project about 20 minutes ago. I started with this:

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and then, after about 10 sec. to trace my flashhead outline onto the soft plastic lid with an indelible marker, I used a sharp paring knife from the kitchen to cut out a perfect fit opening for the flashhead, requiring another 20 sec. or so of effort. I fit the lid on the flashhead, then put the plastic container bottom onto the mounted lid. It is a pretty good fit, and I don't really think it would normally fall off like the Lightsphere has been stated to do by owners on POTN, as mine is quite light in weight. And so I ended up with this mounted flash diffuser.


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Now for a test with this product. Here I am in a photo taken without the modifier...

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and with the modifier (external link)

As you can see, the modifier is quite effective!*

*I will openly admit that the 'after' shot shows effects not fully achievable with use of my modifier alone.
The Fong before and after shots do so, too... but those are not proclaimed openly to be the result of additional modifications in the 'after' shot other than the modifier alone.

BTW, the feta was good, too.

Wilt. Growing up in a Greek household, I sure hope you ran that Feta Cheese container through the dishwasher a few times...............


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Jan 29, 2013 09:52 |  #17

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Wilt. Growing up in a Greek household, I sure hope you ran that Feta Cheese container through the dishwasher a few times...............

Hopa! pass the Saganaki and ouzo!


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Jan 29, 2013 20:12 |  #18

OK,
Enough levity with the miracles achievable with light modifiers, as demonstrated by their inventor/marketeer! I admit that mine cannot achieve transformations to look like Brad Pitt without considerable plastic surgery. I wish that other advertisers were as frank about what their products cannot achieve!

Here is my free flash modifier (OK, I had to pay for the Feta) in real use. Two photos of my stepdaughter's willing guinea pigs taken minutes ago. Shot at 6' from subjects, first with direct flash, then with my Fetacheesebowl flash modifier. Standard room ceiling, camera positioned about 3' off the floor, back wall is about 17' from camera position.

IMAGE: http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i63/wiltonw/IMG_7735.jpg
IMAGE: http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i63/wiltonw/IMG_7736.jpg

With results like this, why on earth spend $50-60 for new product, or even $20 on the used market, when the results will be no better than this ?!

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Feb 09, 2013 11:51 |  #19

I decided to create a larger version of my modifier, so as to be 'better than the commercial tupperware' modifiers.

https://photography-on-the.net …p?p=15590850&po​stcount=64

..and then there is the '3gal icecream' release, which my diet prevents me from making. Available via special request. ;)


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