Sharon Cooke

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Holy Lightscoop, Batman!

In Uncategorized on February 18, 2010 at 6:32 pm

In the department of incredible gizmos for little money, the Lightscoop has got to rank way up there. I first learned about it from David Pogue, a voice I’ve been trusting in one way or another for a long time.  (I guess I’m not paying that much attention to Pogue, though, as he recommended this product at the end of 2007 and I only found out about it two weeks ago.) The Lightscoop is an easy little mirror attachment that makes the onboard flash on your DSLR practically as good as an external flash. Instead of the flash whomping the subject with bright light that destroys all the contours, Lightscoop throws the light up to bounce off the ceiling and fall back down on the subject like soft light on a cloudy day. And here’s possibly the best part: the attachment only costs $25!

Here’s the little darling attached to a DSLR (Something that takes about 3 seconds to do) and a comparison of flatout flash compared to Lightscooped flash: