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!
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?
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?
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.
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!
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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