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  1. brokenhat

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    Can anyone recommend a good grid that would fit my standard Canon flashes for portrait work? I'm not a DIY guy so don't go there please. :D
     
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    What's a grid do?
     
  3. brokenhat

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    From David Hobby

    ".. grids will give you a very tight spot of light - tighter than a snoot - with nice edge gradients."
     
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    It really depends on how narrow you want your beam of light to become, or what you intend on using it for. I have never used a grid on a flash, only on a monohead, and on a monohead you measure the grid in degree's not in fractions so I am not sure of the difference between those two sizes.

    If it was me I would go for the 1/4. It would be much easier to alter the grid to make your beam of light narrower than it would be to try and make it wider.
     
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    That makes a lot of sense, thanks!
     
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    I saw one on Strobist somewhere and decided to try it myself.

    It consisted of large drinking straws and doublesided tape all wrapped with craft foam. I'll see about digging out a photo of it and posting it. You really don't need to be terribly handy to make it and it only took a pair of scissors and 15 minutes...
     
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    i made mine from black straws from harveys, i wrapped some paper around the flash head and just stogged it full of straws - it works great!
     
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    I ordered the 1/4 Honl, thanks everyone!
     
  10. nb132

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    Grid is a great game, i have it for the 360 tho not the ps3. If you have live we should race sometime...oh...lol...wait.
    wrong section.
    move along...nothing to see here.
     
  11. Andrew

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    Are you a car guy? I have a intercooler coupler I had from my Honda that I used. 2"-2.5". It fits over the flash head perfectly and gives me a perfect circle with a nice edge gradient at about 8 ft.

    Just use a piece of non-transparent paper rolled up for now.
     

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