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Mar 04, 2015 13:13 |  #16

Wilt wrote in post #17460189 (external link)
...there is NO UNIVERSAL lighting solution that is appropriate for ALL situations!

Very true. It's highly dependent on the situation and/or the desired look. Obviously the StoFen works better for the situations the OP described (crowded indoor events, dark walls/ceilings, etc) than for outdoor, distant shooting.

As far as indoors goes, each modifier (diffuser or otherwise) has a different look, and can be used or misused according to the photographer's whim. Like you said, there is no one right answer.


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Mar 05, 2015 15:20 |  #17

TheGingerGenius wrote in post #17456991 (external link)
I am currently shooting with a Canon 70D, and 2 Yongnuo YN568EX II Speedlites. (also use the equivalent YN Wireless setup). I have been researching 2 things, ultimately:

1) Besides using bounce flash, or the diffuser / bounce card built into the actual flash units... I've been looking for a (small) modifier/diffuser to put on my speedlite for on camera flash in situations when I can't actually setup and shoot off camera (crowded indoor events, dark walls/ceilings, etc).

2) And, I'm torn between umbrellas, softboxes, etc for speedlites for off camera.

Both indoor and outdoor usage.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Heya,

Having a helper is one of the biggest modifiers to lighting. A helper with a beauty dish or softbox on a long arm pole. And a wireless setup that lets you control flash settings remotely (like the newer Yongnuo stuff; or just use ETTL and dial in EC based on your desired look).

I find speedlites in large softboxes (24" or so) at close range are very solid for lighting indoor/outdoor.

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Mar 14, 2015 08:27 |  #18

If you are ever in the area of Telegraph & M-59 in Pontiac checkout Camera Mart. It is in a plaza on the Southeast corner of Telegraph. Good selection of products and they carry tons of accessories including the Rogue Flashbenders.


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Mar 14, 2015 08:41 |  #19

LV Moose wrote in post #17457244 (external link)
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And I finally decided to purchase one from BH photo


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Apr 08, 2015 18:44 |  #20

IMO the flash bender and stiffen look too much like direct flash: my stoffen became a seed cup for my parakeets.




  
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