LumiQuest Quik Bounce flash light modifier

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    Looks interesting.
     
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    This will work just as well and with a little attention to detail and glue instead of staples look just as good.. (although not as funky ;))

    DIY Reflector-Diffuser
     
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    You're right, but with ProMax to be able to switch between 100% to 80/20 you have to carry an attachment. With Quik Bounce there is no attachment to carry around.
     
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    True, I just like having the versatility of a white, gold and sliver reflector along with the light diffuser all in one unit rather than two or three different units to lug around to get that amount of versatility.
     
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    Another overpriced piece of junk that does the same thing as attaching a $1 sheet of paper to your flash. Sorry but the price of these is never justified. Except if you're the type of pro who shoots the type of clients who legitimately care what the camera looks like. (there are some out there).
     
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    Lol Garbz. Interesting point and I have to say I believe you. I bought the Gary Fong lightsphere universal when it first came out. I heard all they hype and finally bit. I will say it does work quite well, but I do not use it very much anymore. I stick to my stofen omni bounce and just learned to use the flash better. However, you bring up a very funny point. When I use to pop the Fong on the flash, people always seemed to perk up. I guess it just looked more high end to them.
     
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    There is a major difference. The Promax system is designed to go on the "back" of the flash--the wide side faces forward. The Quik Bounce goes on 90 degrees to that, on the narrow side, as can the Better Bounce Card and the Lite-Scoop. That way, you can switch from landscape to portrait without using a bracket by swiveling the head 90 deg (putting the button at the back), then moving the head from 90 deg up to "forward." You can attach the Promax system that way, but it's awkward. (I have the Promax system.) Thus, the two devices are different in use. It is also probably easier to go from 100% forward to 80% up. Using the Promax, you have to add the white insert, which probably takes more time than opening or closing the Quik Bounce's doors.

    If you go to the Lumiquest site, there are videos describing the various devices, including the Promax and Quik Bounce. The Lite-Scoop site also has a video showing the device in use.
     
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    It doesn't do the same thing. See my previous post. The DIY Reflector-Diffuser will not work correctly if you put the camera in portrait mode, unless you use a bracket that rotates the flash. (If you turn the camera over to portrait mode, the shadows will be cast to the right--from your point-of-view--of the subject, not down. It often looks unnatural and even terrible.)

    Oh, and another thing: the DIY doesn't fold flat. It would be a PITA to carry around compared to the Lumiquest products, the Lite-Scoop, or the Better Bounce Card.
     
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