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William

Norwalk, US
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William Registered since 05th Aug 2004
Mon 21-Dec-09 01:20 AM | edited Mon 21-Dec-09 01:22 AM by William

I am wondering if anyone recognized the snoot used in the Nikon DVD "A Hands-on Guide to Creative Lighting"?

I am also wondering why Bob Krist mounted his speedlights off center from the axis of the umbrell?

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William

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Arkayem

Richmond Hill, GA (Savannah), US
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#1. "RE: Wraparound Snoot" | In response to Reply # 0

Arkayem Moderator Awarded for his high level skills in flash photography Charter Member
Mon 21-Dec-09 03:32 PM

>I am wondering if anyone recognized the snoot used in the
>Nikon DVD "A Hands-on Guide to Creative Lighting"?

I don't have this DVD, but here is the wrap-around Snoot and Speed Strap I use:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/601261-REG/Honl_Photo_HONL_SNOOT5_5_Shorty_Speed_Snoot_Reflector.html/BI/4775/KBID/5289/

Russ
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William

Norwalk, US
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#2. "RE: Wraparound Snoot" | In response to Reply # 1

William Registered since 05th Aug 2004
Mon 21-Dec-09 07:00 PM

Russ -

Thanks for the reply. I'm familiar with the Honl. I believe the Honl's leaves one side completely open.

The one in the video was different. It was a fabric snoot that wrapped completely(360 degrees)around the SB900. It had what apeared to be velcro that attached to itself as it was wrapped around the speed light. It also allowed for the shaping of the actual amount of light passing through the snoot. He used it as a key light.

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William

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ctadin

St Louis, US
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#3. "RE: Wraparound Snoot" | In response to Reply # 2

ctadin Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2008
Mon 21-Dec-09 07:18 PM

William,
I did not see the video either. But, the Honl product I use is the 8" Speed Snoot/Reflector. It can be used as a reflector like what Russ uses, but this one is 8" and in the snoot mode it can wrap itself completely (360 degrees) around the SB-900. You attach it via a speed strap which is sold separately.

http://www.honlphoto.com/servlet/the-6/strobist-speedlight-strobe-flash/Detail

Cheryl

William

Norwalk, US
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#4. "RE: Wraparound Snoot" | In response to Reply # 3

William Registered since 05th Aug 2004
Mon 21-Dec-09 07:54 PM

Cheryl -

That's it. I went to your link. I had previously thought that it did not compeletly wrap. Russ thank you also again. I should have gone to the manufacturers site.

Much appreciated!!

William

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nl

West Hartford, US
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#5. "RE: Wraparound Snoot" | In response to Reply # 3

nl Silver Member Charter Member
Mon 21-Dec-09 07:57 PM

William:

As noted, the Honl snoots can be used as both a fully wrap-around snoot or, with the flap opened, as a reflector. There is an entire line of products starting with the speed strap (basically a piece of velcro that you wrap around the head of the flash to attach all the other stuff to) and then two lengths of snoots (5 and 8 inch), gobo/reflector cards, grids, and gels.

This link: http://www.bobkrist.com/blog/bobs-compact-lighting-kit-as-seen-on-nikons-hands-on-cls-video/> will take you to a Bob Krist blog posting where he details what is in his portable lighting kit (as seen in the Nikon DVD) and you will see that the link for snoots, etc on that entry takes you to the Honl website.

nl

William

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#6. "RE: Wraparound Snoot" | In response to Reply # 5

William Registered since 05th Aug 2004
Mon 21-Dec-09 08:20 PM | edited Mon 21-Dec-09 08:36 PM by William

nl -

Thanks for the link to Bob's site. That answers all the questions. really appreciate it.

William

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Arkayem

Richmond Hill, GA (Savannah), US
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#7. "RE: Wraparound Snoot" | In response to Reply # 2

Arkayem Moderator Awarded for his high level skills in flash photography Charter Member
Mon 21-Dec-09 09:33 PM | edited Mon 21-Dec-09 09:55 PM by Arkayem

>Russ -
>
>Thanks for the reply. I'm familiar with the Honl. I believe
>the Honl's leaves one side completely open.
>
>The one in the video was different. It was a fabric snoot
>that wrapped completely(360 degrees)around the SB900. It had
>what apeared to be velcro that attached to itself as it was
>wrapped around the speed light. It also allowed for the
>shaping of the actual amount of light passing through the
>snoot. He used it as a key light.

No, the Honl wraps completely around. There is no opening on any side.

You can also use the Honl as a reflector, and one side is open; maybe that is what you are thinking of.

edited to add: Sorry; I should have read the other replies before adding my reply.

Russ
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ctadin

St Louis, US
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#8. "RE: Wraparound Snoot" | In response to Reply # 7

ctadin Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2008
Mon 21-Dec-09 11:08 PM

Russ,
No need to apologize. I also find what you have to say is always quite informative and I always learn a thing or two. Keep spreading the good word.

Cheryl

Arkayem

Richmond Hill, GA (Savannah), US
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#9. "RE: Wraparound Snoot" | In response to Reply # 8

Arkayem Moderator Awarded for his high level skills in flash photography Charter Member
Mon 21-Dec-09 11:40 PM

>Russ,
>No need to apologize. I also find what you have to say is
>always quite informative and I always learn a thing or two.
>Keep spreading the good word.

Thanks!

Russ
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Russell MacDonald Photography
Nikon CLS Practical Guide

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