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11-18-2020, 06:09 PM   #16
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Umbrellas throw light everywhere, so they're good for uniformly lighting a scene (including groups of people).

But to sculpt a subject? No. To just hit one side of a model and not the background or ceiling or floor, for example, a softbox does that. And very tightly if you add the grid on the front.

Ultimately, a beauty dish is very narrow, very specific. A good combination is a beauty dish on the person but with an additional umbrella at the front one or two stops under as fill so that the shadows aren't black.
I tried to love soft boxes but most change the color of the light. They are extremely hard to set up and they always leave that square box highlight in the eyes of the subject....

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I tried to love soft boxes but most change the color of the light.
None of the ones I have leave a yellowish colour cast, the material is normal and the flash's colour temperature remains the same.


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They are extremely hard to set up and they always leave that square box highlight in the eyes of the subject....
Rectangular highlights are normal to us, Hjoseph, because that's what windows do.

But you can of course prefer an Octabox, and even a beauty dish if you really must have round. Or flag off with black cardboard what you like on a square box.
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I got the soft boxes and they seem to be a great value.

Good build quality and they unfold and fold well.

Thanks for all the constructive input.

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Rectangular highlights are normal to us, Hjoseph, because that's what windows do.

But you can of course prefer an Octabox, and even a beauty dish if you really must have round. Or flag off with black cardboard what you like on a square box.
Or do what I do and paint in the catch lights in phtoshop.

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None at all. Only the very front portion of the light will be inside it anyway.
It might be good to note that the Cheetah QS24 linked in the initial post places the speedlight on an adjustable bracket located fully within the box. I just took delivery of mine today.


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It might be good to note that the Cheetah QS24 linked in the initial post places the speedlight on an adjustable bracket located fully within the box. I just took delivery of mine today.


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Done any shooting with it?
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Done any shooting with it?
Just playing around. I finally picked up a couple of used stands Sunday and everything fits together nicely. So far, there is no problem with my RF603N II triggers or with my YN560 III speedlights through the foil, though that is something I need to test out more rigorously.

Addendum: I can confirm consistent trigger action and component "wake up" through the reflector foil and several internal walls at a distance of about 20 meters using all combinations of RF603N II, YN560 III, and YN560-TX II.


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