What's a "BB" (flash extender)?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bett, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. bett

    bett

    Mar 31, 2007
    New Hampshire
    Hey,

    I was just looking at some duck photos that Mike Mac took at Merrit Isle.
    He said he was using a 300 f4 with a 1.4 TC. It looked as if his flash was
    on the end of a boom, right next to Mr. Duckie!. He used an sb 800 with this "BB" gadget.

    This could be just the thing i'm looking for. Could someone give me a starting point to do some more research. I'm quite interested.

    Thanks. RRRRRRRRR
     
  2. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    Its a Better Beamer....looks useful too. You can Google it...

    Linky
     
  3. bett

    bett

    Mar 31, 2007
    New Hampshire
    Joshua, Thanks for the reply.

    Yeah, great! just what I needed. Now I know what to look for.

    Big Thanks, RRRRRRR
     
  4. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    Essentially a large Fresnel lens sticking out in front of your flash. Put your Sb800 on 1/1 manual, and you can melt plastic army men.
     
  5. bett

    bett

    Mar 31, 2007
    New Hampshire
    COOL!, Now I don't need to bring matches when I go camping!
     
  6. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    Make sure one of your buddies gets a shot of you starting a campfire with a Nikon flash. We'd love to see it! :biggrin:
     
  7. gadgetguy11

    gadgetguy11

    Nov 16, 2005
    Kentucky
    It works, but bump it and it falls apart in your hand. Velcro holds it together - sort of. I quit trying to use mine for travel because of it's construction.
     
  8. bett

    bett

    Mar 31, 2007
    New Hampshire
    Hi John,

    Thanks for the input. It does Look like It might be a bit tender.

    I took a chance and ordered one though. $36 at naturescapesdotcom.
    (Even after reading Scotts "New Essay".)

    I used to drive a '72 VW camper van. It was held together mostly by
    duct tape and coat hangers. Back when I could barely afford a roll
    of Kodacolor. I seem to be able to improvise pretty well when it comes
    that sort of thing. Thanks for the heads-up though.

    Hey, Joshua you think if i time it right, I can bounce my sb-600 off low
    flying planes with that thing? You know, so it's not so harsh.

    Found this link, could be helpful...

    http://www.naturephotographers.net/tdg0502-1.html

    Thanks for all the help guys! RRRRRRRRRRRRR
     
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