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Strobe diffuser inon z-240

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#1 RodW

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:46 PM

Anybody have experience with the CM Diffusers by AquaTerraImagery?

 

I use Inon Z240 and often wonder if I may achieve better Edge (no pun intended Martin) lighting with a convex diffuser?

 

Inon only manufacture the flat diffusers, but I have just discovered the CM Diffuser at http://cmdiffusers.bigcartel.com

 

 

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Any thoughts would be appreciated...

 

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#2 Alexx

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 12:47 PM

I am also very interested to see how this diffuser works! Anybody tested them yet?

 

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 11:25 PM

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I've been using the wide-angle versions for the past few months, and will be taking the macro ones with me to Lembeh on the Wetpixel Macro Workshop next month.

I use them on my z240s

I plan to do a more formal review at some point, but quick thoughts are that they produce a very soft, even light field. Standard diffusers can be quite harsh. They also cool the strobes down (to around 4600-4800°K) which I find is more pleasing.

They seem very robust.

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 03:01 PM

Thanks Adam

 

Appreciate the feedback...

Think I might try them....

Cheers

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#5 Tom_Kline

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 03:26 PM

I can't see any vent holes in the on-line pix (too low res). Is trapped air bubbling away an issue when diving with them?


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:01 AM

HI Tom,

 

Not in my experience, there is space around the sealing edges for air to escape (on my Z240s at least).

 

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 10:17 AM

I use another kind of difusers made for land strobes, but they are the right size for Z-240 too. It's the Lightsphere. They work very well and gives a softer edge lighting. I just secure them to the Inons with a pair of bungees (see picture).

 

See: http://www.garyfonge...erted-dome.html

 

They are also a lot cheaper!

 

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