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    What kind of reflector do you have? I would like to buy one and I was just about to buy from amazon but noticed there are similar looking ones on ebay for cheaper. I don't mind paying a little more if it is going to be a better quality, but if it is a case where they are all basically the same thing then I guess I might as well go for the cheaper one!
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    i'm not sure. I don't have a reflector yet but if I ever did get one I always wonder how in the world am I going to set it up and shoot at the same time reflector holder perhaps? I honestly don't think it matters on what brand, etc. As long as it's not made of say...paper or something that won't last longer than a few minutes? I know some people just use plain poster board...or something thicker. Foam board?
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    I have a 5 in 1 cheapy from ebay. It is clearly poor quality, but it works fine. I just have to be careful while using the zippers. If I had the spare money, I would get a better one, but I don't so I work with what I have.. (my life story!) I have never seen the amazon one, so I don't know what the difference is?

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    Thank you both! Maybe I will go the cheapy route since money is especially tight right now, and upgrade later if the need arises.

    Loida, I know what you mean! I am doubting I would be able to use it much when taking pics of my kiddos. I can barely get myself (or them) where I want to be and snap a quick picture or two before they are off...and sometimes I can't even do that! LOL. But I'm thinking of using it when I take some more pics of my cousin who is seventeen and will gladly stand still long enough for me to play around.
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    I don't have a reflector but use a rectangular foam board which does the job. I would not want to be wrangling with the camera, the kids and the foamboard, a helper or a stand would be useful.
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    I really like mine. It's 32" and it's made by RPS Studios.
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    I have this one from Amazon. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ef=oss_product) It is easy to use and as for holding it in place, I built a small stand out of 3/4 in PVC pipe, 5' tall and 3 ft wide with 2 ft sections supporting base. I use 2 heavy duty utility clamps to hold it in place and it is great for stationary shoots indoors or out. I leave it at home or bring an assistant when running after kids for shots
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    Gwen, what do you think of the size of yours? Big enough?

    Thanks for the link, Beth! The one I was looking at on amazon was by Westcott and I think it was 40 inches and just a little bit more expensive. Now I'm thinking I may as well get the one you have if it's a little bit bigger AND less expensive! Unless bigger is not necessarily better...like it being too big to manage easily. I guess a stand or helper would make that less of a problem!

    Thanks so much for all of your help! I really appreciate it!
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    No reflectors here. Unless you count well placed buildings. I've just never had anyone to hold one for me...and usually it's illegal to bring props or equipment where I shoot without paying for the permit. I try to bring as little attention to myself as possible.
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    I have a 32 inch 5-in-1. It was about $30 at my local camera shop. I bought it because I thought I HAD to have it. It hasn't gotten used once. I've had plenty of PLANNING to use it, but I just don't have another person there to hold it for me. I think my daughter has played with it to death, though, so maybe money well spent
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