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02/16/2006 03:53:02 PM · #1
Okay, after all the debate I got myself a Lightsphere II from Mr. Fong. Got it today and no joke it works, works, works. You must trust me (only if you are on the fence and want one). I did a quick test of everything the same side-by-side immediate result (non-scientific test). And it simply works. Brighter, more even distribution of light, nearly complete shadowless subject, etc. etc. Okay, just wanted to spread the good word for everyone. Old subject, but needed to help everyone out. I think laurielblack has one on the way too, so she might give her results too.
02/16/2006 04:02:01 PM · #2
Hehehe...got mine Monday and yes, it works. Well worth the $48. I took a whole bunch of pictures for Heart with it...but can't show you any until the challenge ends, or else I'd be branded a cheater and a shmuck and all other sorts of ill-natured things. ;)

This quick snap of myself was using the lightsphere...I was holding the cam out at arm's length and had the flash was a tiny bit too bright but you can see that the light is pretty even. I'll post more images after heart ends. :)

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Edited because I can't spell today!

Message edited by author 2006-02-16 16:19:58.
02/16/2006 04:20:33 PM · #3
*off to purchase one right now*
02/16/2006 04:21:42 PM · #4
Originally posted by alfresco:

*off to purchase one right now*


Get me one, please.
02/16/2006 04:22:08 PM · #5
Originally posted by mk:

Originally posted by alfresco:

*off to purchase one right now*


Get me one, please.


*and one for mk*
02/16/2006 04:38:31 PM · #6
Me, too, please
02/16/2006 04:44:26 PM · #7
Out of curiousity, does anyone know how the LightSphere (either version) compares to a Stofen OmniBounce or a Lumiquest 80-20?
02/16/2006 04:46:08 PM · #8
Originally posted by Manic:

Out of curiousity, does anyone know how the LightSphere (either version) compares to a Stofen OmniBounce or a Lumiquest 80-20?


Check this thread.
02/16/2006 04:47:49 PM · #9
What? Search the forums before posting? That's crazy talk!!!

OK, I'll keep quiet now... ;o)
02/16/2006 05:15:53 PM · #10
So I take it these are in stock and ready to ship. I was going to get one a few weeks ago after lurking on that discussion. However, someone mentioned that Mr Fong didn't have any at that time. So if they are now in stock, count me in for one!
02/16/2006 05:21:38 PM · #11
Got mine yesterday, will try it out this weekend for my 80's shot. Quick shipping.

Frank
02/16/2006 05:37:51 PM · #12
me too please ;)

Originally posted by pidge:

Me, too, please
02/16/2006 06:17:56 PM · #13
*one for pidge*
*one for di*

Anyone else? :)
02/16/2006 06:19:37 PM · #14
I'll take two. :P
02/16/2006 06:30:10 PM · #15
Originally posted by alfresco:

*one for pidge*
*one for di*

Anyone else? :)


Ah, yes. What do I have to do to get on the list?
02/16/2006 06:39:37 PM · #16
Originally posted by A1275:

Originally posted by alfresco:

*one for pidge*
*one for di*

Anyone else? :)


Ah, yes. What do I have to do to get on the list?


*one for Laurie*
*two for steve*

I think we're going to increase Mr Fong's sales 10-fold today!
02/16/2006 07:00:04 PM · #17
Perhaps we should pool our funds and buy in bulk. Maybe Mr. Fong would give a wholesale price or a discount for a large order. I was gonna get one as well.

What do you all think about that?

02/16/2006 07:00:35 PM · #18
Actually, I was already planning to buy one when we get our SLR. The little demonstration video on his site pretty much convinced me.

My return was delayed because of my own stupidity though :o( waiting sux.
02/16/2006 07:01:15 PM · #19
Originally posted by thegrandwazoo:

Perhaps we should pool our funds and buy in bulk. Maybe Mr. Fong would give a wholesale price or a discount for a large order. I was gonna get one as well.

What do you all think about that?


yeah, and would the shipping adress for that bulk order be your house? :OP
02/16/2006 07:07:39 PM · #20
I really donít want that job. I think he could ship individually but we could pool the money and pay at once. But then the question is who handles the money. I say MK. I know I am new here and she doesnít know me from Adam but she seems honest to me.

Any way it was just a thought. I am always looking to maximize my dollar.

Best Regards
02/16/2006 07:07:59 PM · #21
I'm kinda late to this particular party, but I have to agree.

The LSII rocks!!
02/16/2006 09:57:08 PM · #22
Cool! I just ordered mine today and saw this thread. The photographer at a friends wedding this past weekend used one and he swears by it. I got one per his recommendation. I can't wait to get it and try it out!
02/16/2006 10:26:56 PM · #23
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This and the next one were taken with the new Lightsphere II 'cloud'. Note that on the second photo, she's just inches from the wall. I'll be doing more testing with it this weekend.

-danny



Message edited by author 2006-02-16 23:04:28.
02/16/2006 11:24:55 PM · #24
I ordered one last week and got it in just a few days, so Gary Fong's crew is very fast at shipping. I haven't had a chance to use it yet, but I am excited to hear how well it works.
02/16/2006 11:27:32 PM · #25
I want one too!

Oh, and could you get me the 580EX so I'll have something to put it on?

Thanks!
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