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Anybody used these mini-diffusers? (see link)

videoman Plus
14 58 1 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2008 5:38PM
Hi Folks,
I shoot quite a bit on location, in people's homes, clubs, hotels etc. and I use 2 off-camera flashes, a Canon 580Ex11 and a Canon 420EX with stofen diffusers, or I fire them at the ceiling.
(OK if its white and not too high), but I recently saw these "inflatable" diffusers from Hama and wondered if anybody has used them yet.
I'm sure they won't be a patch on a proper studio set up of any sort, but I don't usually have the time or space for that.
Any help or comments much appreciated.

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User_Removed 15 17.9k 8 Norway
29 Dec 2008 6:25PM
andytvcams 16 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2008 6:43PM
It looks a bit gimmicky.
I would have thought a shoot through umbrella would do a better job for around the same money.
Paul Morgan 18 19.3k 6 England
29 Dec 2008 6:50PM
I use the Lumiquest softbox

Works well and folds flat, the inflatable version would be far to gimmicky for me.
LeighRebecca 11 267 10 England
29 Dec 2008 9:01PM
It sounds rather like this from deal extreme for a couple of quid delivered. I can't imagine the quality being up to much, but it certainly wouldn't cost much to find out!
I've ordered a gary fong type diffuser from there for $13 delivered, just to try it out - it gets some decent reviews, and looks nice and compact. You never know..
Brom 14 804 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2008 9:04PM
i bought some on a whim and though theyre not terrible theyre not great either. they do need constant reinflation as well mate

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