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tlove
7th November 2008, 02:40 PM
Hi

A little while ago, you could get an Olympus reflector - I think it was quite a small portable thing that you could get in your camera bag, and again, I think it was quite handy for macro work etc.

Does anyone know if you can still get these?

I've got a Lastolite reflector (sunlight and silver) and it is a lovely one, but at 30" diameter I run the risk of taking off over the english countryside if I get caught by a gust of wind :D (it's also very good for getting a bit of a suntan - it doesn't half give off some heat when the sun is on it!). So I'd like something a bit smaller and more portable i.e. something I could get in my camera bag.

Thanks

HughofBardfield
7th November 2008, 03:19 PM
There are some quite good smaller ones on Fleabay. I bought a Kood model about 45cms diameter. Came with reversible gold/ silver/ black/ white cover and folds down to about 20cms (or maybe a bit less). Weighs next to nothing.

Xpres
7th November 2008, 03:45 PM
I bet there are loads of those Oly reflectors about somewhere. They were giving them away in goody bags not so long ago.

theMusicMan
7th November 2008, 05:15 PM
I'd love one of these too if anyone knows of any going.

Ellie
8th November 2008, 12:56 AM
Do you mean one of these (https://www.srsmicrosystems.co.uk/b/3/Olympus/c/265/Reflectors,+Softboxes+&+Umbrellas/Olympus-Reflectors,-Softboxes---Umbrellas.html)?

You might get one from LCE in Southampton, High Street branch. Last time I was in there they had various goodies like that in a basket, very well reduced in price. Might be worth giving them a ring. 023 8022 1597 http://www.lcegroup.co.uk/Branch.asp?Branch_ID=10

tlove
8th November 2008, 08:24 AM
Do you mean one of these (https://www.srsmicrosystems.co.uk/b/3/Olympus/c/265/Reflectors,+Softboxes+&+Umbrellas/Olympus-Reflectors,-Softboxes---Umbrellas.html)?

You might get one from LCE in Southampton, High Street branch. Last time I was in there they had various goodies like that in a basket, very well reduced in price. Might be worth giving them a ring. 023 8022 1597 http://www.lcegroup.co.uk/Branch.asp?Branch_ID=10

Cheers - I might just do that!

Update - 08.11.08. I've phoned both Southampton branches today, and neither of them have them (or 'do' them, to quote one branch!). So it's back to the drawing board for me....

Invicta
8th November 2008, 10:38 AM
The Oympus User magazine also has various Oly goodies for sale.

I don't have one of the leaflets to hand that come with the magazine but from memory the reflectors are on the list at a good discount.

Ellie
10th November 2008, 03:52 PM
There are 50cm diameter reflectors on Ebay, not too expensive.

I've got the Oly one, why not try it out next time we're together to see if the size suits you before you spend any more time trying to track one down?