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Ezybox Speed-Lite vs Honl traveller 8?

 
BigBadWolfie
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Feb 21, 2012 09:48 |  #1

I'm pretty new to flash photography and I'm looking for a compact/portable light diffuser/modifier for my 430 and was trying to decide between the Ezybox Speed-Lite and Honl traveller 8. Based on what I've read, the Ezybox seems to be a bit better in terms of not having a hotspot but the Honl is smaller and easier to set up/fold up?

Oh and do you guys take out say their Ezybox at a restaurant for nonpro use? Even the Speed-lite version is so big that it's bound to get looks. :oops:




  
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BigBadWolfie
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Feb 27, 2012 12:36 |  #2

Any advice guys?




  
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CxThree
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Feb 27, 2012 15:30 |  #3

I don't use either one. However, I'll try to help with a question. Are you using this on camera or off? Not sure about those mods and how they are intended. I do a lot of off camera flash and my go to small modifiers are the Lumiquest Softbox III and Softbox LTP. I ahve been very impressed with their results. I am sure the ones you mention are similar.


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Mar 03, 2012 17:16 as a reply to  @ CxThree's post |  #4

Thanks for the help. I'll try to use off-camera flash when I can (usually just have it in my hand). I guess what I'm looking for is better than nothing to soften the light a bit.




  
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Mar 03, 2012 23:33 |  #5

I have the Traveller8. It's a pretty decent modifier, but I don't think I'd pay for it again if it was me. Even though these are called softboxes they aren't going to soften the light that much - remember that soft light comes from modifiers that are large in relation to the subject.

Check out this post on Strobist for more info:

http://strobist.blogsp​ot.com …it-21-apparent-light.html (external link)

I lit this photo using the Traveller8, but it was right up on her, barely above the ambient light.

IMAGE: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7179/6790916926_f71970ffa9_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …remiahmullins/6​790916926/  (external link)
Emma (external link) by jeremiah.mullins (external link), on Flickr

Contrast it to this photo where the flash was farther away.
IMAGE: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7047/6951145617_853e896178_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …remiahmullins/6​951145617/  (external link)
IMG_3437 (external link) by jeremiah.mullins (external link), on Flickr

Hope it helps!

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