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I once paid £18 for a white stoffen omni bounce, what a rip off. It does the job but that sort of money for a bit plastic is far to expensive. I am upgrading from 430ex to 580exII speedlites and have looked on e-bay at third party stoffens. You can get 3 multi coloured ones for £5. Just thought i would ask if anyone has used these third party stoffens and if the result is as good as a genuine one?
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I use empty refill liquid soap bottles, the dispenser type, cost about £2.75 each but you get the soap as well! A bit of coloured gel, the sample swatches work fine, negates the need for coloured diffuser. I could not bring myself to pay £18 for something that must have cost 50p to manufacture, OK there are tooling costs etc. but the 3 for £5 are still making a profit!
All a Stofen does is making your flash into a barebulb, ie sends the light in all directions. Any tupperware will do the job just as well, so long as it is translucent. A third party job will do pretty much the same thing.
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