Reflector quality?

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  1. D40

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    Unless you are buying top end I have found they are all about the same, and that is fine.
     
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    you know what works great... car sun reflectors... thats what i use.. and it cost me about 4 bucks... it works great
     
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    Nice!

    Maybe I'll do that instead of covering pieces of cardboard with aluminum foil. Probably about the same price.

    One of these days I should make a list of photography gear I've ghetto-rigged from Wal-Mart.
     
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    the bonus with the sun reflector is they fold up really nicely
     
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    I got two of mine for a buck at a dollar store. I think they could be mounted on an old satellite dish or pizza cardboard? DIY reflectors, way to go Chris.
     
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    i Love DIY!!! my last project was this

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    and here is my next rainy day project:
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    I agree with the trend and comments here. It's the method/technique that is so good - product quality is pretty insignificant.
     
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    Thanks, I have been useing a car visor but figured I might as well get the real thing, I like the idea of haveing 5 different types I can choose from. Again thanks...Oh and I love that umbrella!:)
     
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    While I agree the car reflectors work wel (I used them for a while) the translucent white center is worth the extra money, it creates a nice open shade/diffusion look, this is very handy then shooting people and you need to add a bit of shade or tone down a light a bit.
     
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    +1
     
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    oh deffinatley the more expensive ones are better... but the car reflector is pretty darn good.
     

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