Gary Fong diffuser anyone? Or other recommendations

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  1. shortpballer

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    I am going to be shooting some club photography soon. And I feel that its necessary to have a nice diffuser so I can have softer light. I've been reading about the gary fong diffusers and have decided that these are definitely the most notorious ones out there. What do you guys think. So here are my questions:

    1. Is the Gary Fong diffuser worth the money?
    2. If so...Which one should I get, the clear, the frosted, the yellow top?
    3. If not worth the money what else do you guys recommend.

    Thanks for the help in advance,
    Eric
     
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    I just bought a Gary Fong today - don't know a thing about them, but it looks like it'll do a good job :D
     
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    dude i think they are like 30 bucks tops. Cummon its not that big a deal.
     
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    LOL which one did you buy?
     
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    check again. They are 39.99 plus shipping everywhere and they are 59.00 at my local store... I'm talking about the lightsphere by the way
     
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    I got the LightSPhere II... it was on sale up here in my store in Canada for 39.99
     
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    Did you get the cloud or the clear one?
     
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    I can get the whole kit for 125 tomorrow from craigslist. brand new.

    Amazon.com: Gary Fong LSUPRO Lightsphere Universal PRO Kit: Camera & Photo

    Thats the link on amazon. Kind of expensive. what do you guys think?

    Chammer: I went a different route and got a 430 ex on craigslist used for 170. Because the price of the 580 us like what 360? you have an additional 200. Spend that 200 on an umbrella kit, a set of cactus v4 and some vivitar manual flashes and play with some strobing equipment. The 430 ex will do FAR more than enough for what you need it. and having a whole bunch of strobing equipment to play with is much more fun than a singly 580 ex. just my 2 cents.
     
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    I have two.

    The larger one is for chips, the smaller one is for the salsa.
     
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    I'm not gunna lie man... I have no idea what you are talking about...
     
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    The line between Gary Fong and 'Tupperware' is a veeeery fine line.
     

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