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    vickylou
    vickylou  327 forum posts United Kingdom
    8 Feb 2013 - 7:54 AM

    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

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Portable-F...item1e7633468b

    This one attaches to speedlite but seems expensive in comparison?

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lastolite-...item3a7e3740d5

    This seems the most basic but do I need more?

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...pf_rd_i=468294

    Thank you for your time.

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    puertouk
    puertouk  31075 forum posts United Kingdom17 Constructive Critique Points
    8 Feb 2013 - 9:37 AM

    All your links do not work! Tongue

    JackAllTog
    JackAllTog e2 Member 53649 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
    8 Feb 2013 - 10:28 AM

    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.

    User_Removed
    8 Feb 2013 - 10:30 AM

    I know a wedding photographer who uses this and the results are brilliant. It's a fab diffuser.

    User_Removed
    8 Feb 2013 - 10:34 AM

    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?

    JackAllTog
    JackAllTog e2 Member 53649 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
    8 Feb 2013 - 10:36 AM


    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.

    JackAllTog
    JackAllTog e2 Member 53649 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
    8 Feb 2013 - 10:39 AM

    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

    miptog
    miptog  83532 forum posts United Kingdom61 Constructive Critique Points
    8 Feb 2013 - 1:42 PM

    Cotswold Photo

    vickylou
    vickylou  327 forum posts United Kingdom
    8 Feb 2013 - 6:45 PM

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Portable-Foldable-60cm-24-speedlite-flash-gun-softbox-...

    Please try

    vickylou
    vickylou  327 forum posts United Kingdom
    8 Feb 2013 - 6:46 PM

    and this one

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lastolite-Ezybox-Speed-Lite-Softbox-2420-Brand-New-/31...

    vickylou
    vickylou  327 forum posts United Kingdom
    8 Feb 2013 - 6:47 PM

    and the last one

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005XG1Y2O/ref=s9_simh_gw_p23_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=A...

    arhb
    arhb e2 Member 72305 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
    9 Feb 2013 - 6:10 PM

    I would choose 1 or 3, as the Lastolite softbox is small and overpriced.

    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315479 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    9 Feb 2013 - 6:27 PM


    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 Smile

    Lumiquest do a range and there not too expensive.

    http://strobist.blogspot.co.uk/2008/09/by-request-lumiquest-softbox-iii.html

    I still carry one of these in my bag

    http://store.lumiquest.com/lumiquest-softbox/
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3asYFST3nM0

    Last Modified By Paul Morgan at 9 Feb 2013 - 6:31 PM
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