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#1 Nick Centera

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:51 PM

Hey, I was curious if the output when bouncing a light changes drastically when using different lamp sizes.  For example, if I bounce a 1k into an Ultra Bounce versus a 2k, or even a 1k versus a much larger unit, will the result be a brighter reflection or is there a max amount of reflection that will be released off the bounce?  

 

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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 05:30 AM

Reflective surfaces do not have a maximum potential loading, at least until they catch fire.

 

So yes, firing more light into it will result in a brighter bounce, more or less linearly.


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#3 Benny Tan

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 09:04 PM

By using the ultrabounce, you're essentially creating another factor that affects the quality of the light. I'd like to say that the reflective qualities of your ultrabounce will play a similar role to the size of the light you're using. A bigger light will give you bigger punch, and give you a different quality of light. For example, moving your light source away from your subject and using a larger source will give you a softer look.

As Phil mentioned, the ultrabounce will bounce as much light as you throw at it until it catches on fire!  :wacko:


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