First reflector - too much choice . . .


Link Posted 03/08/2013 - 20:45
Ok I have dipped my toe into the strobist world and it is fun

My first proper shoot has led me to wanting a decent and robust reflector (useful though the Poundland silver windscreen reflectors have been . . .)

Doing some research I can't seem to find any definite views on a good first choice. I think a translucent one with a silver / black cover would be the most adaptable and 80cm the easiest to handle

The branded kit prices also seem quite hefty for what look like simple pieces of kit - is it really worth investing here or is it back to ebay where a 110cm 5 in 1 is about a tenner ?

For now it is head & shoulder and 3/4 portraits. For macro I will stick with my current set-up


Link Posted 04/08/2013 - 12:01
ebay at a tenner will probably be ok but the zips will probably break eventually. Lastolites will last forever even given hard daily pro use.
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -
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