Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more
Can't Access your Account?
New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!
Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!
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
Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.
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!
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.
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
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.
I got the 7dayshop version of the light sphere, 10th of the price of the overpriced fong version
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.
Had the lightsphere for ages,but wouldnt pay £90+ for this.Not a chance
thanks a lot everybody. looks like i'll be saving my money and looking towards the other options mentioned.
really appreciate everyones feedback
ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.
Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.
You must be a member to leave a comment
Get the latest photography news straight from ePHOTOzine in your email every month and win prizes!
1st August 2014 - 31st August 2014
Check out ePHOTOzine's inspirational photo month calendar! Each day click on a window to unveil new photography tips, treats and techniques.
View August's Photo Month Calendar