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brianodell:
I just recently got back into photography and started using off camera flash again (2 speedlights, Canon 580 ex II). I'm looking for some decent light modifiers and stands for indoor and outdoor use. Nothing crazy expensive. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thank you!

eli452:
Look up the ExpoImaging Rogue Flashbender & Diffusion Panel
http://www.expoimaging.com/product-overview.php?cat_id=13&keywords=_Rogue_FlashBenders

neuroanatomist:
I like the Manfrotto 1052BAC stands, they fold flat and stack for transport, they're sturdy and strong.  Outdoors a sandbag is a good idea (I use the Manfrotto 10 lb weights, clamp one to the base of the stand).

For modifiers, I use Lastolite Ezyboxes (24") and/or a Hot Rod Strip Box (12x48"); I find that size (~600 in2 surface) is about the largest you'd want to go with a speedlite.  I prefer softboxes over umbrellas for better spill control, but they're more expensive.

surapon:

--- Quote from: brianodell on February 14, 2015, 09:08:10 AM ---I just recently got back into photography and started using off camera flash again (2 speedlights, Canon 580 ex II). I'm looking for some decent light modifiers and stands for indoor and outdoor use. Nothing crazy expensive. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thank you!

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Dear Friend Mr. brianodell
I am very happy about GRASLON after I use almost 5 years, And I have 3 of them to us as main light(100%), Support/ Fill Light ( 33% of  light)and Back ground light( 33% of Light ).

http://www.photobabble.com/photography-equipment-reviews/2583-graslon-prodigy-insight-and-spark-three-useful-flash-diffusers-in-different-sizes.

http://www.slrlounge.com/graslon-prodigy-insight-review-soft-lighting-for-speedlight/

Or My DIY.= Better for traveling

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=24638.0


Good Luck.
Surapon

Marsu42:

--- Quote from: eli452 on February 14, 2015, 09:44:40 AM ---Look up the ExpoImaging Rogue Flashbender & Diffusion Panel

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+1 for something like this, I'm using the demb big flip-it - it's great because it can even serve as a quick substitute for a bracket (i.e. part-bounce in portrait position): http://www.dembflashproducts.com/instructions/learning-flip-positions/

I'm also using round mini-softboxes - they don't diffuse the light much, but make a nicer reflection in the eye. Same about grids, if you like this reflection types better. Look for cheap offers from china on ebay if you've got one month time to wait for delivery.

And of course you want some "3 in 1" reflectors (with tripod & holders) which can save you adding additional speedlites and make a nice diffuser if you peel the outer layer away.

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