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    Gary_Macleod
    26 Dec 2012 - 7:18 PM

    Hi Everyone, just wondering if anybody has any experience of using the Gary Fong Whale Tail and if so is it worth the money?

    Thanks in advance

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    scottishphototours

    I use the Lightsphere at indoors events every weekend and it's a great bit of kit. Lovely diffused effect.

    The Whale Tail looks a bit ungainly for my liking, but the website results certainly look good.

    Worth the money? - only you can decide that. If you use it every week for dozens of shots then it's a great buy, but used once a month it's not so much of a bargain!

    redsnappa
    redsnappa  111879 forum posts United Kingdom
    26 Dec 2012 - 8:47 PM

    for what it is, just a couple of bits of cheap plastic the price is outrageous. I bought a Chinese copy of a lightsphere from ebay and it fits and works just the same as the Gary Fong.

    Gary_Macleod
    26 Dec 2012 - 9:32 PM

    thanks both. was speaking to a pro who was using one recently and he said it was one of the best buys he ever made and it was never off his flash and i'm hoping to do a lot more with the flash in future, appreciate your time and feedback

    bppowell
    bppowell  122119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
    26 Dec 2012 - 9:40 PM

    I bought the Whale Tail because I had good results using the Lightsphere and thought it worth a try.

    Have now reverted back to the Lightsphere after not been impressed with the Whale Tail. I did get more than half my money back by selling it on ebay.

    MrGoatsmilk
    26 Dec 2012 - 10:08 PM

    I got the 7dayshop version of the light sphere, 10th of the price of the overpriced fong version

    Spencer1966
    26 Dec 2012 - 10:47 PM

    Do yourself a favour and keep your money in the bank. Complete waiste of money. I use bounce flash with BFT. Google Neil van kielerk and the black foamy thing.

    Tandberg
    Tandberg  101218 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
    27 Dec 2012 - 5:42 PM

    Had the lightsphere for ages,but wouldnt pay 90+ for this.Not a chance

    Gary_Macleod
    27 Dec 2012 - 5:52 PM

    thanks a lot everybody. looks like i'll be saving my money and looking towards the other options mentioned.

    really appreciate everyones feedback

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