Flash Bender: anyone has tried off-brand?

Started Jan 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
jjlad
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Re: Flash Bender: anyone has tried off-brand?
In reply to RayG123, Jan 7, 2012

actually this is similar to what I made myself and used for the 39 person group portrait shot I posted here a few minutes ago.
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1025&thread=40257788

The difference is mine allows me to shape the top part independently from the lower so it can look more like a hood. I find that allows me to focus it light a bit more for subjects further away.

Mine took some running around to get materials plus an hour to sew up 2 of them, so it looks to me like the ebay unit at is for many people ..a great and useful bargain. There is just no comparison in the quality of the light with and without the diffusers and these seem to work so much better than the omni-bounce type because I don't lose light all over the place and don't deplete the flash batteries as quickly.

So ...looks like a good product from where I sit.

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