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theMusicMan
9th October 2010, 11:37 AM
Just thought I'd give this product a mention.

I was after a much larger brolly than the ones I currently have - to use when I am out and about on outdoor shoots with my FL50 and my other speedlights. Someone mentioned to me that he had one, and gave me the link.

To say I am very impressed is an understatement. I ordered this at 11:30 on Thursday evening, and it arrived this morning.

It's a 42" brolly, with a black and reflective removable cover which reveals a lovely shoot through white brolly. Two in one!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140425431239

Only 20 too! A great find.

OlyPaul
9th October 2010, 12:08 PM
Good choice John, white translucent shoot through brolly's were always my weapon of choice in the studio.:)

Radar
9th October 2010, 12:21 PM
I love the combo of one reflective and one shoot-through and remaining flashes bare if I need more. Light and portable. But off-camera flash and an umbrella gives fantastic results

theMusicMan
9th October 2010, 01:32 PM
Good choice John, white translucent shoot through brolly's were always my weapon of choice in the studio.:)It's not for studio use though Paul... :)

I'm going to use this on outdoor shoots with my strobes.

Graham_of_Rainham
9th October 2010, 01:42 PM
Is the stick long enough to get the FL-50 far enough away to get full coverage of the flash into/through the brolly *???

theMusicMan
9th October 2010, 02:01 PM
Is the stick long enough to get the FL-50 far enough away to get full coverage of the flash into/through the brolly *???
Definately Graham. I'll dig a shot out now.

theMusicMan
9th October 2010, 02:04 PM
It's only a link Graham, as it is not my shot - it's a mates shot.

This was taken close to where I live, with the main lighting coming from a single Yongnuo YN460II flash mounted on a stand to the left of the group - with the brolly I show above, and a small floor mounted flash on very low power to the right for some right hand fill.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/benrhysjenkins/5061198678/in/set-72157624775164201/lightbox/#/photos/benrhysjenkins/5061198678/in/set-72157624775164201/

Jim Ford
9th October 2010, 02:33 PM
What's "shoot through", please?

Jim

theMusicMan
9th October 2010, 03:11 PM
What's "shoot through", please?

Jim
Hi Jim

It's as it says on the tin! It's a brolly mounted close to a flash, that when it fires, the flash is aimed towards the center of the brolly and the light passes through it rather than being reflected back from it. It produces a lovely diffused/spread light effect. It uses more power from your flash for the same amount of light, but the light is spread much more, and is lovely and soft.

Jim Ford
13th October 2010, 10:01 AM
What sort of clamps do you use to hold the brolly to the tripod, and the flash to the brolly stick, please? I'm at the point of buying one.

Jim

Radar
13th October 2010, 10:45 AM
I use this : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Holder-Swivel-Bracket-Olympus-Flashgun/dp/B001C1WO5K/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1286966598&sr=8-5

Jim Ford
13th October 2010, 11:06 AM
I use this : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Holder-Swivel-Bracket-Olympus-Flashgun/dp/B001C1WO5K/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1286966598&sr=8-5

Thanks, how does it fit onto a tripod?

Jim

Radar
13th October 2010, 12:42 PM
Both of mine had an "adapter"-thingy. A metal part you fasten on the tripod and place the bracket on.