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I am looking for an inexpensive softbox for my speedlite (430exII) to use off camera. I have a omnibounce but i want to spread the light a bit more and to be able to use it directly. It is just for use in my home to take portraitsa mainly of my little boy. I am seen a couple on eBay and Amazon and wondered if anyone had used them.
This one has inner diffusers
This one attaches to speedlite but seems expensive in comparison?
This seems the most basic but do I need more?
Thank you for your time.
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Why not use a small diffusing umbrella - its perhaps £7 on a £10 holder ( & maybe a £10 light stand if you don't have someone to hold it).
or cheaper than that bounce it off a white wall or ceiling.
I know a wedding photographer who uses this and the results are brilliant. It's a fab diffuser.
If the other one is beyond your budget then for the price you could take a punt on one of these - main criticism is that it's a bit flimsy and doesn't look very professional. For your purpose I don't think that will matter?
Quote: I know a wedding photographer who uses this and the results are brilliant. It's a fab diffuser.
I tried using a cheap clone of this, but could not find a way of making it work for me. i seemed to loose to much light and get a colour cast. - perhaps as it was a cheap copy.
I currently prefer using bounce cards for targeted shots with lowish ceilings - http://www.amazon.co.uk/SeamlessPhoto-Light-Shapers-Speedlight-Flash/dp/B009C8UATM/ref=sr_1_15
and this one
and the last one
I would choose 1 or 3, as the Lastolite softbox is small and overpriced.
Quote: I know a wedding photographer who uses this and the results are brilliant. It's a fab diffuser
Would be a hole lot cheaper walking into starbucks and asking for a frapp cup
Lumiquest do a range and there not too expensive.
I still carry one of these in my bag
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