A flash-on filters for Canon and Sunpak units

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Alexz, Oct 31, 2004.

  1. Alexz

    Alexz Member

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    Hi.
    I was advised there are on-flash filters available (presumably gel-type) to match the ambient temp. (for instance shooting portraiture at late afternoon or sunset with on-camera flash for fill-in).
    I checked B&H online catalog - couldn't figure such available for Canon 550EX and Sunpak 383 Super.
    Any hints what they can be and where to find (for oneline ordering) ?

    Regards, Alex
     
  2. Helen B

    Helen B Member

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    I just use normal CTO or CT Straw lighting gel either taped to the flashgun or fastened on with velcro.

    Best,
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    ...or if you are using an omnibounce, fit it inside there.

    Sunpak has made gel kits for some of their units (my 555 has one, for example), but if you have proper lighting gels, they will be more flexible and cheaper. Magic words: GAFFER TAPE.
     
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    Depending on the size of the flash (the one I was using was a Vivitar 283) you could find the sample swatches from Roscolux or Lee Filters and then just tape whatever colour you want to the front of the flash. The photo shows I used to go to gave away sample packs in long 3.5 inch by 1.5 inch strips (Lee Filters Numeric Edition), or 3.5 inch by 3 inch patches (Lee Filters Cinematographer's Edition). There were some samples of reflector material in some but most were colour gel samples and they fit perfectly across the front of my flash with every colour and shade you can think of. Best of all they were free then, but you may have to pay for them now.
    I have used two different coloured gels on the front of my Metz 60CT4 for something different as well.