LightBlade. You have to admit that the names Gary Fong comes up with for his products catch your attention! This new diffusor is a piece of plastic with a triangle-like shape with a surface that causes the plastic to light up brightly. The diffusor mounts to the side of the speedlight via a silicon strap and Velcro fastener.
In his demonstration video, Gary shows how secure the LightBlade is fastened to the speedlight.
From the video, Iâ€™m impressed how much the plastic lights up. My first thought is that itâ€™s going to be incredibly inefficient with most of the light shooting upward. The catch light in a personâ€™s eyes will be interesting too.Â Available now for $35.
Gary has also released a light bulb adapter kit for the LightSphere. Itâ€™s a constant light source, mounts on a light stand and accepts standard LED bulbs.
I have a LightSphere and love it. The light quality is excellent for individual and small group portraits at events. I havenâ€™t used anything as small and durable that works as well.
I donâ€™t do video. At all. But the more I think about the adapter, the more I like it. If you are mobile and need a constant light source, this has potential. I would never use something like this in a studio. But mobile, itâ€™s definitely an option.
I thought about this question for a while: Is it pricey? Itâ€™s extremely portable and professionally built. But, it doesnâ€™t include a bulb or the LightSphere. So youâ€™re spending an additional $80 in addition to the adapter. Which brings the cost to over $130. I donâ€™t know if this is pricey. But I certainly like the idea.
Available in April for $50.
More details about these products can be found on the Gary Fong store.