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Jennifer Colona
 

Lighting


Has anyone heard of Gary Fong and his lighting cloud? If so, does it work good?


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7/26/2006 1:39:03 PM

 
Danielle E. Rutter
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/4/2006
  I have his lightsphere which I enjoy very much. Is it the same thing??


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7/26/2006 6:58:06 PM

 
Bob Fately   I believe the Cloud from Gary Fong is similar to the Photojournalist, but rather than being clear it is frosted white for even softer light effect.

I have both and think they're great (I'm ready to sell my flash brackets) - the Cloud version does absorb a bit more light (i.e. - you lose another f stop or so)


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7/27/2006 9:35:35 AM

 
Jennifer Colona   yes it is the same thing, I couldn't think of what it was called at the time. thank you both for your responses!!!


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7/28/2006 8:29:06 AM

 
m. schwendener
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/29/2006
  Thanks for asking and replying, I was curious to hear about that, too.

Manuela


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8/2/2006 11:23:15 AM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   There's also a tutorial on line with instructions on how to make your own out of a take out container (like you get your hot and sour soup in). I'll go search my bookmarks and post the link...


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8/3/2006 5:41:57 AM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   Here's the to the do it yourself Fong Lightsphere.


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8/3/2006 7:03:57 AM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   Sorry, was trying to do the neat link thing. Let me try again. Here's the ahref=http://www.flickr.com/photos/potatomato/sets/72157594198483848/>LINK.
If my fancy link didn't work, here's the address:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/potatomato/sets/72157594198483848/


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8/3/2006 7:07:29 AM

 
m. schwendener
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/29/2006
  * laugh * very nice, thank you! 8-)

On another thread here ( http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnAdetail.asp?threadID=19540 ) I found http://www.lumiquest.com/products.htm - just in case you're interested ;-)

best wishes

Manuela


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8/3/2006 11:33:17 AM

 
Jennifer Colona   Thank you all very much. Very helpful information!!!


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8/3/2006 12:22:52 PM

 
m. schwendener
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/29/2006
  Hm. To my unprofessional eyes there isn't a big (enough) difference when using the softscreen; the popup flash is still much too harsh for my liking.
To be fair, the difference between the two pictures on lumiquest's webpage isn't very big, either. Will probably experiment with adding an additional layer somehow..

Manuela


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8/24/2006 3:43:56 PM

 
dave    they are winners in my book (esp PJ and the Cloud). The stofen doesn't look as dorky but the difference is worth the Fong


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8/24/2006 4:10:43 PM

 
Jennifer Colona   thanks again


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8/25/2006 11:57:01 AM

 
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