Deeppara90 "Parabolic reflector" and central focusing pole thoughts and mini review

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Travis Burnside Regular Member • Posts: 277
Re: Deeppara90 "Parabolic reflector" and central focusing pole thoughts and mini review
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Thanks for this.  I find this kind of thing really interesting.

I’m not surprised by your results vs. the beauty dish.  A grid’s purpose is to increase specularity / reduce diffusion by collimating the light.  A focused silver reflector will do the same thing in terms of collimation.  I do like the idea of these silver “paras” because you can easily vary the amount of collimation and light spread.  I’m planning to give one of the Glows a shot very soon.
I love large, collimated light sources - my old extreme silver PLMs got a lot of use.  You still get soft shadows, but higher contrast and more surface detail. Too much diffusion just turns everything into mush.

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Fujifilm X-E1 Fujifilm X-T1 Rokinon 85mm F1.4 Fujifilm 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 II XF 90mm +2 more
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