Speedlite Strobist Difussers
Here is a quick comparison of various lighting diffusers. I recently bought a softbox umbrella and a 23cm softbox from ebay for a play. Even though I use studio kit for PR and Commercial work I also use alot of Canon Speedlite flashes and accessories. We will quickly cover bare-bulb flash, stofen diffuser, shoot-through umbrella, tiny softbox, and a softbox shoot through umbrella.
I thought I'd do a brief run down of the difference between the the various options although I have to keep the discussion brief as I'm told the attention span of the modern human is shorter than......hello?...hello? (pay attention!)
Firstly the softbox: Looks like this.......
The Shoot through umbrella: Looks like this.....
Softbox umbrella / brolly .... A shoot though umbrella with a capped end!
The Results : on camera flash diffusers
Off Camera Results
As I said before this is just a quick comparison and by no means a in-depth review. The main conclusion is actually don't bother with a small (23cm in this case) softbox for off camera flash work. If your a budding stobist your better off with a softbox umbrella. If your looking for a bigger softer more omni-directional flash then the open shoot through umbrella works great. It boosts the ambient by throwing light up and out around a small room and also give nice cathlights.
Hope I kept your attention.. :)
Cheers for popping by.
p.s. Thanks to the lovely Helen for my 5 minute model.
Keywords: umbrella, diffusers, comparison, softbox, review of 23cm softbox, diffusers for strobist, stofen, off camera flash
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