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- Feb 21, 2017
- Real Name
- Mike Wingate
Brexit... the gift that keeps on giving (I voted to stay BTW)Not photo related but my last (and I mean last as in never again) buy from the UK was a book I ordered as a Christmas gift from Blackwells.
(Nevil Shute's On the beach if anyone is interested.)
I ordered it about a week before Christmas and expected it to arrive before New year, it arrived last week!
And that was only after I had payed as much in tax and handling fee as the books price! If it had been delivered before Christmas I would not have had to pay the tax and handling.
I got an Amazon voucher for Christmas.
Having read the product reviews, this week I bought one of these
I've tested it, it is now on the way back.
The clamp system is highly likely to damage my Godox TT685 because of the hump above the pull out wide diffuser
The honeycomb grid is pretty much useless because it's only 5mm deep and sits too close to the flash tube
The round diffuser is, well, round, but is otherwise no more effective than the rectangular Stofen inspired Godox diffuser supplied with the flash
I am highly skeptical of the great reviews that are prominently featured with this product. It has nice magnets, but that's about it.
I've got some of that black gloss acrylic sheet and have only ever photographed soft objects, (such as red peppers) and have found that the surface is badly scratched already, even though I've been very careful with it.On the way.....3mm white/black gloss acrylic sheets 300x300mm, 2mm steel sheet cut to the same size. Need to get a 1/4" fixing attached to the steel sheet, lick of paint, and.......viola, I should have a stand/tripod mounted platform for product photos that I can walk around.
#workphlo do the same thing off the shelf in the US for a very reasonable price, but the cost of getting it to the UK with shipping VAT and duty is prohibitive (about £80 in total), so needs must. Anyway, if it turns out to be a disaster, I'll use the acrylic elsewhere.
I've got some of that black gloss acrylic sheet and have only ever photographed soft objects, (such as red peppers) and have found that the surface is badly scratched already, even though I've been very careful with it.
I'm wondering if it would be possible to get a piece of safety glass, perhaps painted or with sheet of vinyl on the back to prolong use?
Around 10 years ago, I bought a nice Maha AA/AAA charger along with a bunch of rechargeables. It's been years since I've purchased a non-rechargeable battery.
Oly 8mm f1.8 FE.
Cashback promo ends today, so decided pull the trigger on Wed, delivered yesterday. Cashback included, price was approx. 610EUR (calc. by av. EXR).
Expect to have some fun with it.