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Old Jan 28, 2006, 3:10 PM   #1
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Hello,

I have the Speedlite 580EX and I was wondering what's a nice diffuser to use.

In several days, there's going to be a birthday party with 10+ people. My main concern is taking a large group shot with a small aperture (f/8-11). The thing is, I don't know if I will be able to use bounce flash (either because there's a very high ceiling or it's non-white), so I'd like to get a diffuser in case I'm forced into using a direct flash.

I've noticed some types of diffusers, the two main ones being:
- a 90 degree deflector
- material infront of the flash

I see the plastic mold to be the most convinient to use, but is it really worth it? What about the diffusers that are really really big? Anyone have experience with them?

I'm also planning to use this for portrait shots

I'd appreciate any advice/suggestions
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Have them all !!!

-> Lumiquest
http://www.lumiquest.com/lq931.htm

Why pick and choose? Everything in the system fold flat in wallet for storage...


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Thanks, NHL-

I checked it out, and it looks great.

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Old Jan 28, 2006, 10:20 PM   #4
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That is really nice, I think I'll get that.

Thanks, NHL
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Lumiquest has a bunch of products. The Promax seems to be good if there is a ceiling for bounce. Which of their products would you use if there is no ceiling? I suppose each one has an application, but if I were to get just one or two for general use. I have the 580...

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Which of their products would you use if there is no ceiling? I suppose each one has an application, but if I were to get just one or two for general use.
All the solid inserts (white, gold, and metallic) can be used when no ceiling are present...
You can diffuse the light even more if you install the frosted diffusion screen on the front
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Old Feb 20, 2006, 7:16 PM   #7
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StoFen makes a line of diffusers. I have one coming for my SB-600. I think I seen them for the Canon....Mark
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How about diffusers for direct flash? Bounce flash already works fine with me, but I'm having problems getting quality pics when there's no available bouncing surfaces around.
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For more of 25 years I use the Sto-Fen device directly & works well! Take in account that "Eats" some quantity of light...so you will need to open your F stop or go to a higher ASA.

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