Quick Snoot Test

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  1. K_Pugh

    K_Pugh No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Made a wee 12" snoot just thought i'd try it out.. playing with flash is too much fun.

    Can using a snoot damage the flash in any way? or is it best to keep its use limited and as low a power as possible, or am i ok?

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    That's nice...makes me want to go try out a snoot; I've never used one yet.

    EDIT - I wonder if you angle the edges of the snoot just slightly, if the light would be more of a gradient than straight lines?
     
  3. K_Pugh

    K_Pugh No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    i see your thinking about flaring the edges out a bit? not sure, i've secured the edges too much to try, sort of thick foam i've used. Going to make 2 more, different lengths though so i may try that.
     
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    another quick try:

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    Nice work. I can't see or know of any problems with your flash when using a snoot. I would suggest against dipping the snoot in a combustible liquid and then firing up a smoke though. :lol:

    I've made a few using colored construction paper and cereal boxes. You can DIY practically any material found around the house. My next experiment will be with the added honeycomb and grided fronts.
     
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    yeah, i was just curious as we all know it gets pretty hot and wasn't sure if it restricted heat dissipation or what not, just keeping myself on the safe side.

    yup the gridded ones i've seen and have been tempted, apparently much better? it's all good fun and all the better when you get the results you were after.
     
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    that first shot looks CGI
     
  8. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    "Snoot" ?
    Can you take a photo of the device?
    Makes the flash reach things like a spot-light, I can see as much, but what does your "snoot" look like "in the flesh"? (The translation I found does not correspond with the idea I'm having as to what it may look like - it says "snoot" means the same as "grimace").
     
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    Yup Snoot is a funny word :)


    Here you go, i didn't have any duct/gaffer tape so i had to use sticky backed plastic (blue peter style) and sewed the ends first as the foam just wanted to flatten out.

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    It just slips on and off.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    :shock:
    THAT is what you built?
    And you COULD (if you wanted) also buy something of the kind (less obviously stuck together with broad Scotch band, I would think) --- but you can? Never heard anything about it, nor saw it. The results look interesting, to say the least!
     
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    K_Pugh No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yeah you can buy proper ones. I think i seen one that was telescopic and had the grid on the end of it, wasn't expensive either.. i might find it again and purchase one.
     
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    WOW! I am amazed... I think this will be the first thing I will do if I ever get an external flash! - Keep up the fantastic work!
     

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