If you haven’t spotted the FlashDisc before, that’s likely because Fstoppers only made 1000 units in December last year, and sold them all within a week.
Now the FlashDisc are finally back again, and Amazon have the improved MK II version in stock. Which mainly adds a more reflective inner surface to help reduce any light spill.
A small 12″ diameter diffuser is not always going to be able to create miracles, though the FlashDisc would have to be one of the most practical, compact, and lightweight, mini diffuser designs available.
Obviously that compact design will be ideal for many wedding photographers. Though these would also be great as a handy diffuser for anyone to always have on hand, even carried in the smallest camera bag.
Simple diffuser disks are likely the most compact and lightweight modifier you can carry otherwise. Though they generally require 2 hands to hold along with a flash, so that’s basically another person needed.
Where the FlashDisk can easily be held in one hand –
Below is a clip describing the FlashDisc from the original release last year –
And Fstoppers have also posted another clip recently describing a beauty shot using the FlashDisc’s.
This is probably a bit of a distraction from the real advantages of the FlashDisk. Though it does give an indication of the diffusion effect, and also the physical size and characteristics of the units (as well as some simple beauty lighting techniques).
Price and Availability -
The Fstoppers FlashDiscs are available now from Amazon for $49.99.
At the time of writing this they are available from Amazon USA only. So international orders would require a freight forwarding service at this stage (Fstoppers are suggesting www.myus.com).
Fstoppers – Website.