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Mar 10, 2007 13:30 |  #1
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Also posted in lighting, but since the wedding crew will be the most likely use of it, hopefully this won't get plucked.

Love him or hate him, the new diffuser is out.

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Mar 10, 2007 13:34 |  #2

Thanks for posting this. Looks interesting.


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Mar 10, 2007 13:40 |  #3

looks similar to the flip it.


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Mar 10, 2007 13:47 |  #4

mR_CaESaR wrote in post #2848484 (external link)
looks similar to the flip it.

Yep, very similar in function to the flip it with diffuser. Except even uglier. :lol:

Well, at least it should curb the "cupholder" analogies a bit! I'll be interested to see real life reports on how it works.


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Mar 10, 2007 13:51 |  #5

it kinda looks like a toilet. :D




  
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Mar 10, 2007 13:52 |  #6

Yeah, I suddenly got a need to go.... I wouldn't want to be caught dead using that!


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Mar 10, 2007 14:00 |  #7

Im going to have to agree, looks very much like a toilet.

you know most people get their best ideas while sitting on the toilet. Im guess that is where he came up with this idea.

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Mar 10, 2007 14:10 |  #8

roeddel wrote in post #2848524 (external link)
it kinda looks like a toilet. :D

You beat me to the comment - is it my imagination or does the engineering on this look overly complex?

Perhaps the original idea was simple, effective and did the job, but this looks like the marketting people decided to go out and get drunk with a new batch of engineers. It looks heavy too.


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Mar 10, 2007 14:31 |  #9

sapearl wrote in post #2848590 (external link)
is it my imagination or does the engineering on this look overly complex?

Designing complex solutions to simple lighting problems is what Fong is famous for. And the more complicated it looks, the more he can get people to pay for it.


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Mar 10, 2007 14:39 |  #10

Curtis N wrote in post #2848663 (external link)
Designing complex solutions to simple lighting problems is what Fong is famous for. And the more complicated it looks, the more he can get people to pay for it.

Geeeeeezz! Whatever happened to KISS? :rolleyes:

If that's his business plan and he's raking it in, then the man is a genius & I'm impressed. But I'm always amazed how many gadget obsessed geeks get sucked into complex expensive solutions when simple methods are often cheaper and less aggravating.

Don't get me wrong - I love gear. But I like to keep it simple in the field; there's less to troubleshoot when things go wrong. There's still much to be said for the 3x5 card and rubberband.;)


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Mar 10, 2007 15:01 |  #11

Looks like an obvious attempt to overcomplicate "a better bounce card" in an effort to recover a lost market.


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Mar 10, 2007 15:07 |  #12

It looks pretty bulky too, and "non-crushible" for stowing in your case. Could take up as much room as a small lens.


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canonphotog wrote in post #2848770 (external link)
Looks like an obvious attempt to overcomplicate "a better bounce card" in an effort to recover a lost market.

lost market?

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Mar 10, 2007 15:12 |  #14

88,000+? Well, despite what this new product looks like the man obviously has some business savvy and smarts; you gotta' respect that.


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if you wantch the video its actually pretty slick, if you can get past the appearance of it


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