SB800 Diffusor

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Anyone ever use the supplied diffusion attachment on the SB800 for wedding photo's? Curious if it is effective for short range shots (10-20')or if it cuts down on the light too much. - Jeff
 
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It knocks about 1/3 to 2/3 of a stop off the top. I think it does just fine providing the lighting isn't really bad to start with.

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my understanding (and certainly the way I use it) is that it's purpose is to turn the direct flash into more of a 'bare bulb' flash,. hence it makes the light spread out in all angles,. is handy if there's walls / low ceiling for the light to bounce back off but shooting outside for instance it has minimal effect on the quality of the light

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Thanks Mike and Sil for the responses, I just found out I have to shoot a wedding for my Wife's best friend's daughter, whew! I just ordered the SB800 today and ordered the off flash sync cord so I can use my old flash bracket. The wedding is not in a church just a rented Hall and hopefully most of the formal shots will be outdoors weather permitting. Will definately try out the diffusor indoors. - Jeff
 
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http://www.dembflashproducts.com/flipit/

I bought the Jumbo size directly from Demb.

This was recommended by many photographers from DWF, the Digital Wedding Forum web site.
It's a pay site for wedding photographers, $99/yr.

I like the Lighsphere results, I hate the look of the tupperware/Fong Dong diffuser.
I also use a Stroboframe Pro RL flash bracket.
 
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http://www.dembflashproducts.com/flipit/

I bought the Jumbo size directly from Demb.

This was recommended by many photographers from DWF, the Digital Wedding Forum web site.
It's a pay site for wedding photographers, $99/yr.

I like the Lighsphere results, I hate the look of the tupperware/Fong Dong diffuser.
I also use a Stroboframe Pro RL flash bracket.
I bought the Jumbo reflector only.
 
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