In Day 1, we introduced you to some basics of the Gary Fong Origami. Here are the results of a very quick test. I’ve seen that the results with how it is used can vary greatly depending on lighting; or lack thereof.
We previously reviewed the Orbis, which was a terrific all-in-one ring flash and softbox. But now we’ve got our fondling fingers on the ExpoImaging Ray Flash. Though it has a much different design, the unit is still proving so far to be very capable in tests (which are still on-going at the time of writing this posting.)
After reviewing the Gary Lightsphere Collapsible and being very impressed with its usage in practical photography situations, the Gary Fong Origami ended up at my doorstep for review/keeps. It’s a very unique item unlike anything I’ve seen before. When I was being shown a demo of the unit back at Photo Plus, I looked at the unit in complete confusion saying to myself, “How the heck am I supposed to use this?”
Nikon offers a wide range of flashes, ranging from the cute SB-400 to this powerhouse SB-900. Packed with every conceivable feature for consistent and creative strobe photography, the SB-900is Nikon’s best flash to date and an awesome photographic tool. Read on for the results from our long term test. Continue reading…
The Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsibleis a product that has been used on and off again in The Phoblographer’s postings, but one that has never received a full, proper field review. Called by many to be nothing more than a Chinese soupbowl, my tests have proven that if it is, it is one hell of a versatile one. It has been tested at events, part of a wedding and a concert. Let’s dive right in, here is the full field review.
A full review of the Orbis is coming, but I recently shot a wedding using it. How did it fare? Very well actually. It’s amazing how subjects tend to react when seeing a ring flash vs the standard flashes that they’re so used to seeing professionals carry. Here are some samples.
Even the best photographer could never use Jedi Mind tricks on light. A photographer that cannot deal with the absence of light is lost. That’s why we have tools to help us. The Gary Fong Pufferis a great tool. If all else fails, or if you need a more compact flash diffuser, it is there. The light that comes from your pop up flash can be strong, but with proper use the Gary Fong Puffer, somewhat supple light can be made.