Lastolite 8-in-1 Umbrella video review

Audley Jarvis



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If you want to give your portraits that professional edge that’s so difficult to achieve using an unmodified flash, then an umbrella is by far the most cost-effective way forward. Indeed, if you’re a keen portrait photographer then you really owe it to yourself to have one at your disposal. Even if you only ever use one, two or three of these possible combinations, the Lastolite 8-in-1 is something you’ll get great results with. Look after it well and you’ll get a fantastic return on your investment too. Overall, we have no hesitation in strongly recommending it.

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August 31, 2012, 3:28 pm

Wow, Mr.240p, we meet again! Surely you can push a little more bandwidth than that?!

I'd recommend people also consider the Lastolite Ezybox Hotshoe (54cm) over this. In use I find the Ezybox much easier to set up and use, a lot more flexible in the field and I prefer the quality of light over the brolly. It also packs down small, very quickly.

The brolly would be fine for studio only work and does offer a wider range of lighting effects. I use two Ezyboxes when travelling / on assignment, they're fantastic for portraits, products & small groups.

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