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Snoot for 580EX Flash
Eric Jones, Photographer
Greenville | NC | USA | Posted: 1:02 PM on 03.16.11
->> Does anyone know of a company that makes a snoot that will fit on the 580ex flash? I've looked at Lumiquest and interfit but didn't see positive results on feedback. Any help would be great.

Thanks
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Jeremy Proffitt, Photographer
Marshall | North Carolina | USA | Posted: 1:05 PM on 03.16.11
->> Rogue Flash Benders are kind of a an all in one and will fit in your bag pretty easy. Not sure if this is what you're looking for though.
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Bob Ford, Photographer
Lehighton | Pa | USA | Posted: 1:19 PM on 03.16.11
->> Sports Shooter member David Honl sells all kinds of modifiers for speedlights. I've heard nothing but good things about his stuff.

http://www.HonlPhoto.com/light-modifiers.html
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David Collister, Photographer
Isle of Man | UK | United Kingdom | Posted: 1:25 PM on 03.16.11
->> Eric
What about Honl?
Just ordered one myself, you will need the Honl speedstrap
as well.
http://www.honlphoto.com/speed-snoot.html
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Andrew Knapik, Photographer, Assistant
Lincoln Park | MI | USA | Posted: 1:28 PM on 03.16.11
->> Another vote for the Honl stuff. His products are great, and inexpensive.
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Chad Hipolito, Photographer
Vancouver | BC | Canada | Posted: 1:38 PM on 03.16.11
->> I made mine. Saw it here first: http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/03/lighting-101-cereal-box-snoots-and.htm...
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Clark Brooks, Photo Editor, Photographer
Urbana | IL | USA | Posted: 1:57 PM on 03.16.11
->> Snoot for 580EX Flash? They are sold at every office supply store. Look for black construction paper. Roll it up and tape it to the flash head and you are ready to rock n roll. Better yet, head to an art supply store and buy some black gator board. Fashion several lengths from the sheet to fit over the flash head. Use gaff tape on the corners so the snoot folds into a flat sheet to insert in your camera bag. In either case you cost is less than $10.
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Debra L Rothenberg, Photographer
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 1:59 PM on 03.16.11
->> another one:

http://www.zootsnoot.com/
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Jack Kurtz, Photographer
Phoenix | AZ | United States | Posted: 2:06 PM on 03.16.11
->> +2 for Honl stuff
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Greg Foster, Photographer
Atlanta | GA | | Posted: 2:14 PM on 03.16.11
->> I used to use a film envelope - cut out one end and tape it on. If you want the light to be a little warmer, use a yellow envelope. Of course, who has film envelopes anymore?
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George Bridges, Photographer, Photo Editor
Washington | DC | USA | Posted: 3:38 PM on 03.16.11
->> Piece of cardboard with hole cut in the middle, then a short length of any kind of tube, if you can find a film can and cut the end out it's perfect.

I made one to shoot a family holiday picture with cardboard and and length of some tube, possibly the cardboard from a toilet paper roll, I can't remember now. Line it all with black gaffers tape and you are good to go.

Or just buy the Honl stuff.
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Butch Miller, Photographer
Lock Haven | PA | USA | Posted: 4:10 PM on 03.16.11
->> Black fun foam ... you can find it at Michaels, Wal Mart and many other locations for pennies a sheet ... attach with a rubber band or hair band ... cut or fold to the length you wish ... works great ... costs nearly nothing ... usefulness is only limited to your imagination ...

http://tinyurl.com/4j2ndgv
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Adam Cairns, Photo Editor, Photographer
Columbus | OH | USA | Posted: 4:32 PM on 03.16.11
->> Opteka has this one: http://www.amazon.com/Opteka-Universal-Reflector-External-Flashes/dp/B00427...
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David A. Cantor, Photographer, Photo Editor
Toledo | OH | USA | Posted: 4:35 PM on 03.16.11
->> A roll of this will last forever and provide myriad lighting solutions including snoots and hoods:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/44690-REG/Rosco_RS100113_Matte_Black_...
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Tim Snow, Photographer
Montreal | Qc | Canada | Posted: 5:05 PM on 03.16.11
->> +1 for the Cinefoil. Use it for snoots, gobos, flags, anything!
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Phil Hawkins, Photographer
Fresno | ca | usa | Posted: 5:31 PM on 03.16.11
->> +1 for Cinefoil. I also use regular aluminum foil when I don't need too tight a light pattern.
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Mike Burley, Photographer
Dubuque | IA | USA | Posted: 6:02 PM on 03.16.11
->> In a pinch I just set the flash zoom to 105mm and it works ok. Other than that, I use Blackwrap, which is black tinfoil basically. It wraps around the flash or any other strobe and you can mold it to any shape. I like it's versatility - you can create makeshift "barn doors" or snoot in any shape. Its very durable and is in no way disposable. If you take care of it, you can reuse the same piece 20+ times. It comes in a large roll which which lasts forever. Kinda pricey but i've been using the same roll for 5 years.
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Mark Peters, Photographer
Highland | IL | USA | Posted: 9:17 PM on 03.16.11
->> Interfit makes various modifiers which snap into a flex mount
http://www.interfitphotographic.com/Strobies/Strobies%20index.html
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Louis Lopez, Photographer
Fontana | CA | USA | Posted: 6:08 AM on 03.17.11
->> Black foil and Gaffers. I do own the Honl stuff as well.
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Philip Johnson, Photographer
Garland | TX | USA | Posted: 9:01 AM on 03.17.11
->> Doesn't the black foil absorb the light from the flash giving you less output? Wouldn't you want to be using a reflective material?
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Butch Miller, Photographer
Lock Haven | PA | USA | Posted: 9:11 AM on 03.17.11
->> "Doesn't the black foil absorb the light from the flash giving you less output? Wouldn't you want to be using a reflective material?"

Yes and no ... the point of a "snoot" is to control or shape the light as to where it will fall and where it will not ... not to extend the range of the flash ... while a snoot that has a reflective interior surface may add a specularity to the light ... a snoot with a dark interior surface should not impede the intensity of the output for a given distance ...
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Guy Rhodes, Photographer
East Chicago | IN | USA | Posted: 5:47 PM on 03.17.11
->> You need the Cinefoil (AKA Blackwrap) in your kit either way, but as others have shared, it's great for impromptu snoots, barn doors, flags, etc.
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Rowan Byers, Student/Intern, Photographer
Goleta | CA | United States | Posted: 6:08 PM on 03.21.11
->> One more vote for the cinefoil. I use the Lee 1 foot roll. It's easy to find in a 2foot size, but for photo, the 1foot is easier to deal with. Somebody else suggested using gaff tape to hold it on, which I would recommend, but if you can find paper gaff tape (more like masking tape) it leaves less residue then cloth gaff (which is more like duct tape). I never put cloth gaff on camera gear, but I use a lot of paper tape. Another advantage of cine/photo foil versus normal tin foil is that it is much thicker and holds it's shape better, making it a much better light control.
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