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Aug 28, 2013 15:37 |  #916

UmphreyBogart wrote in post #16248047 (external link)
Not even for outdoor portraits? Also, should I still run with one on bracket one on stand? I've shot bounce before and I just feel the overhead light it would force me to work with is too unnatural. I was in a wedding last week and their photogs shot with a sphere on camera and one on stand an their lighting and images were looking amazing SOOC. They were also shooting 24-70 L and 70-200 L I believe which I clearly don't have.

Never on outdoor anything. Especially not outdoors. They dont work. Lots of people use them, they just dont realize they arent helping. Really do a search here using Fong, the results should dissuade you from buying this snake oil device. If you can use a stand, then get a large source like a shoot through umbrella or softligther or something that actually increases the light size.




  
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Aug 28, 2013 16:43 |  #917

UmphreyBogart wrote in post #16248047 (external link)
Not even for outdoor portraits? Also, should I still run with one on bracket one on stand? I've shot bounce before and I just feel the overhead light it would force me to work with is too unnatural. I was in a wedding last week and their photogs shot with a sphere on camera and one on stand an their lighting and images were looking amazing SOOC. They were also shooting 24-70 L and 70-200 L I believe which I clearly don't have.

Listen to the previous poster. Gary Fong's line of devices are gimmicks aimed at newbie photographers who want to take better pictures with their flash.

When Fong demonstrates the Lightsphere, as in the video below, he manipulates the shutter speed to allow more ambient light in on his Lightsphere example. It's basic knowledge that the flash output would not change the amount of ambient reaching the sensor in this instance.

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=TitdQjw-0p8 (external link)




  
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Aug 28, 2013 17:17 |  #918

First real try with my strobist gear--- this one taken with 5D II + 50L @1.2 + Yongnuo 568 camera right in translucent umbrella

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Aug 28, 2013 18:22 |  #919

fabio575 wrote in post #16248341 (external link)
First real try with my strobist gear--- this one taken with 5D II + 50L @1.2 + Yongnuo 568 camera right in translucent umbrella

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Aug 28, 2013 20:56 |  #920

Single 430 ex II bounced off a white umbrella.

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Aug 28, 2013 21:08 |  #921


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Aug 29, 2013 07:25 |  #922

IrishK wrote in post #16248263 (external link)
Listen to the previous poster. Gary Fong's line of devices are gimmicks aimed at newbie photographers who want to take better pictures with their flash.

When Fong demonstrates the Lightsphere, as in the video below, he manipulates the shutter speed to allow more ambient light in on his Lightsphere example. It's basic knowledge that the flash output would not change the amount of ambient reaching the sensor in this instance.

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=TitdQjw-0p8 (external link)

I'm finding this whole discussion quite interesting. I'm quite new to flash and went to a wedding this past weekend and the second shooter had "this big ole dome thing" on their flash. I couldn't quite see the point of the domed flash being pointed at the 15' high wood ceiling but figured it was my ignorance.


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Aug 29, 2013 08:30 |  #923

Well, the lightsphere WILL increase the ambient light, since it becomes an ambient light as well, bouncing off those lights from the walls / ceilings, etc. Those who know how, would do better by manually bouncing off lights from their direction of choice, instead of letting the dome spread the light round evenly.




  
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Aug 29, 2013 09:21 |  #924

Josh Young wrote in post #16249940 (external link)
Well, the lightsphere WILL increase the ambient light, since it becomes an ambient light as well, bouncing off those lights from the walls / ceilings, etc. Those who know how, would do better by manually bouncing off lights from their direction of choice, instead of letting the dome spread the light round evenly.

Dont confuse your terms. Thats not ambient light. Thats spread flash. Ambient is the light that exists before the flash is added.




  
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Aug 29, 2013 10:03 |  #925

I know it's probably pointless to get involved. The Fong has its uses if you are looking to open up lighting in a general area. It's probably my least used lighting tool but that doesn't alter the fact that it is a tool and can be used effectively.




  
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Aug 29, 2013 10:19 |  #926

If someone wants to open yet another fong discussion thread and point to it here we can move this to a more apporpriate forum. This thread is for image sharing.




  
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Aug 29, 2013 14:30 |  #927

And yet you feel the need to chime in as well :)




  
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Aug 29, 2013 14:51 |  #928

Josh Young wrote in post #16250865 (external link)
And yet you feel the need to chime in as well :)

I answered a direct question and pointed toward other resources. I thought maybe that would be the end of it. I wasnt being rude, just trying to get back on track. With that in mind.

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Aug 29, 2013 15:12 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #929

^^^ Now THAT'S how we get this thread back on track! Nice shot. :)


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Aug 29, 2013 15:48 |  #930

Lovely!




  
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