My generous friend Kevin lent me yet another light diffusing toy today, an Ezybox from Lastolite. I’ve had my eye on these products for quite a while and I was tickled plum to death to get the chance to play with it today. I made another quick YouTube vid comparing the light quality from one SB-600 speedlight but modified through the Ezybox Softbox, bounced off of a white reflector, shot through a diffuser, shot with a Gary Fong lightsphere, bounce flash off the ceiling and finally for kicks, natural light. It’s 5 different modifications from one flash, with 5 different outcomes when it comes to light quality. Pick which one you like the best! I think if I had to pick, I’d go with the softbox followed by the bounce flash from the white reflector. 🙂
A quick video on the quality of light created by using small flash diffusers. I compare the Gary Fong lightsphere to a miniature soft box by Aurora. I think that the lightsphere wins in this competition. It definitely produces a soft, flat shadowless light, but only because I was in a low ceiling area, which creates a nice spread of bounce flash. Outside when I tried it, it didn’t have as nice of an effect as most of light is lost upwards. But inside, it creates a nice quality of light.