Is there really a difference here?

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  1. Markw

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    I was looking at the fong diffusers, and I realized that they are quite hefty to the wallet if you want both types of lightspheres, and both domes. So, to save money, I was looking at [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Prolight-Inverted-Diffuser-System-Olympus/dp/B001L0XTYC/ref=sr_1_8?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1276312020&sr=1-8"]this.[/ame] Is there actually a difference between this and the fong besides saving $40 (Amberdome is $20, lightsphere is $40)

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    I wouldn't suggest building your own if you are doing professional work, trust me it does make a difference when you show up with handmade vs. pro-quality; even if it doesn't make a difference on the quality of the work.

    As far as being a difference between the two? It appears that the amazon kit has a more yellow tinge to the diffuser, so if you plan on using that a lot it could potentially create more of a yellow cast than the proper skin tone cast you would want.

    The white set should be fine though, generally as long as it diffuses the light you are safe.
     
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    I wouldn't use one but it does as good a job, i would use bare flash or an umbrella
     
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    The "amberdome" included is supposed to make the skin tones look darker.
    I absolutely refuse to make a diffuser out of a milk bottle. I couldnt be seen in public and expect to be respected using that. *wink*
    So, there really shouldnt be a big difference in diffusion quality?

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    Thanks. But I would still love some input about the diffuser at hand.

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    Know several friends that use it with great success, good product.
     

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