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FatHandedChap 14 1.3k England
14 Mar 2007 11:04AM
I've got a last minute booking to cover a large event at a motorcylce dealership over the weekend; scantily clad ladies, shiny bikes, blokes having a mid-life crisis - you know the sort of thing.

Don't really want to take full studio kit with me, but just wondering about other options.

I have a D70 and a Sigma 500st flash. Any suggestions on diffusion or if it's possible to make the sigma off-camera.

Tony
keithh 16 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
14 Mar 2007 11:36AM
andytvcams 18 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2007 11:55AM
It works,

been using that for years.
Smile
stevekhart 14 4.5k 3 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2007 12:00PM
Why did he make the video in a funeral parlour?
FatHandedChap 14 1.3k England
14 Mar 2007 12:20PM
Video not loading up here at the moment, I'll try later on a different system, but I think I get the idea.

Maybe I'll set a project for my daughters nursery class tomorrow and get them decorating them with glitter and things. ;0)


Tony
FatHandedChap 14 1.3k England
14 Mar 2007 12:42PM
I've just found an inflatable diffuser up for auction - could be handy for any swimming events....
stevekhart 14 4.5k 3 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2007 1:20PM
Always wondered what the hole was for on an inflatable sheep, now I know: it's where you stick your speedlight!
Origami_Owl 17 786
14 Mar 2007 4:30PM
Good one Keith - thoroughly enjoyable 17 minutes in the company of Peter Drake (or Grake etc, bit muffled).... just what I need for those social events when the light is awfully low.

Paul
keithh 16 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
14 Mar 2007 4:37PM
and cheap as chips. You can make more permanent ones up from thin plastic from art shops and if you make a gold one...instant warm bounce.
Origami_Owl 17 786
14 Mar 2007 4:40PM
On the video he's on about some bendy stuff which you can bend back and forward - know anywhere in the UK which has it?
Snapper_T 16 867 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2007 5:11PM
ABBC definitely works and the cost will be as cheap as you can make it. Be prepared for people to ask 'why have you go a piece of card on you camera' many times over.

I bought some of the 'bendy stuff' from Hobbycraft, well I asked the wife to. Only a few pounds for a couple of sheets. Each sheet rouglhey A3 IIRC. Try local art shops too.

MAKE ONE NOW!!!!
JonR 13 26
14 Mar 2007 9:22PM

Quote:On the video he's on about some bendy stuff which you can bend back and forward - know anywhere in the UK which has it?


I found it in a shop called 'the range' in Nottingham, but I bet you can get it in Hobbycraft as well.

It's called 'Funky Foam' and tre funky it is too.

They are ace when made, but you do look like a bit of a nob, then again, if you've used a lightsphere, you will have no problems.
Pinnacleds 13 2
15 Mar 2007 1:24PM
Looks good, but my Sony flashgun doesn't rotate. Any ideas??

Sad
strawman 16 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2007 1:29PM
Put a tissue over the flash head it diffuses the light a bit like a low cost light sphere.
Pinnacleds 13 2
15 Mar 2007 1:33PM
Cheers strawman, I'll try it.

Kleenex or Adsa's own??? (Just kiddin')

Thanks

Trev

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