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Gary Fong Whale Tail


26 Dec 2012 7:18PM
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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26 Dec 2012 8:27PM
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 e2
12 2.0k United Kingdom
26 Dec 2012 8:47PM
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.
26 Dec 2012 9:32PM
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 e2
13 2.1k 2 England
26 Dec 2012 9:40PM
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.
26 Dec 2012 10:08PM
I got the 7dayshop version of the light sphere, 10th of the price of the overpriced fong version
26 Dec 2012 10:47PM
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 e2
11 1.2k 2 England
27 Dec 2012 5:42PM
Had the lightsphere for ages,but wouldnt pay 90+ for this.Not a chance
27 Dec 2012 5:52PM
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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