want to buy a reflector

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  1. bamboox

    bamboox TPF Noob!

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    I want to buy a reflector, but I am not sure about the size. I want it to be big enough for me to shoot some family pictures, but small enough to put it in my camera bag. I went to a local store, checked out one of those 5 in 1 reflector kits, the 22" kit seemed to be a good choice for me. Since I'd never used a reflector before, is 22" reflector big enough for some casual shoots?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    22" sounds a little small for family or group portraits.
     
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    Hey.

    I'm reviving this thread.. mainly because I am now looking for a reflector (and stand) to use as well and could use some guidance on the issue. I used search before creating my own thread on it.. so hopefully we can add to this one.

    I am looking for a reflector for some model photography. Outdoor shots where I need the face brightened, stuff like that.

    Can anyone recommend some decent ones? With stands is best as I do a lot of shoots by myself. I don't want to spend a ton, but would if that's really the best fit.

    Thanks for looking
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Can't go wrong with anything from Lastolite.
     
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    I personally use a Calumet zip disc with 4-way reversible cover (I can't remember what diameter my disc is). The disc itself is translucent white, so it can act like a scrim or a soft reflector, and the cover gives you white, black, silver, and gold reflective surfaces.

    I also have a telescopic mounting arm for it (Calumet Telescopic Zipdisc Holder) which will work with just about any stand for when you don't have an assistant to hold the reflector.
     
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