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wk7leung Jun 20, 2007 9:03 AM

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For converging flashlight when using telephoto lens for distant shots.

wk7leung Jun 20, 2007 9:05 AM

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For delineating flash light to a confined area and making the light softer through bouncing

wk7leung Jun 20, 2007 9:09 AM

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A soft bounce reflector with tin foil laid to the posterior surface insidethe bouncing unit. The color temperature tends to be warmer when added onto the flash unit.

wk7leung Jun 20, 2007 9:14 AM

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Similar to 3 but without the scoop-like frame in the reflector. It was made to this shape by folding thin white cloth to this shape and sealing the edges up with a stapler. A piece of tin foil has been added to the inside to enhance forward bouncing. Easy handling is possible as there is no supporting framework inside the reflector.

wk7leung Jun 20, 2007 9:17 AM

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A harsher reflector in which the inner silver lining of the tetrapak box is used forreflecting.

wk7leung Jun 20, 2007 9:19 AM

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Similar to 4 but this time, a tea bag is used for reflection.

wk7leung Jun 20, 2007 9:23 AM

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Similar to 2 but this time, the flash head is placed at a horizontal position with flash from the hole directly falling on the object being shot in a converged and delineatedmanner creating partial lightingeffect.

wk7leung Jun 20, 2007 9:27 AM

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This shot was taken with 2 and 4.

2 for lighting the nearest flower and 4 for the other two flowers and the foliage below them.

mcliu Jun 20, 2007 12:10 PM

wk7leung,Seems like an interesting idea.Can you plz post the picture with each set.It will be much easier to access the effect

wk7leung Jun 20, 2007 8:42 PM

A good idea. To start with, 1's effect could be seen in the following pictures:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...mp;forum_id=11

The barbet was very far away and the extension tube helped converge the light and make the image more saturated.


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