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#1 Ella Huovinen

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 12:46 PM

I found an elf hat-like diffuser (silk). It folds in to a small (about 35 cm) reflector case (and comes inside one) but when opened, it's approximately 1-1,5 meters long, pointy white diffuser "bag" shaped exactly like an elf's hat or christmas hat. Do you have any idea what it is used for and what it is really called?


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#2 Mark Kenfield

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 07:31 AM

Sounds interesting, can you post a couple of photos of it?


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Posted 25 April 2015 - 08:51 AM

Maybe it has nothing at all to do with lighting.  Might not be a "photography" related item at all.  Does the case have a maker's name on it?


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Posted 25 April 2015 - 04:00 PM

My friend has it (my choice of words in the first post is bad, I ment 'I came across') and as idiotic I was, I didn't take a photograph of it. I am currently unable to photograph it but I will do that when I get a chance. But it looks exactly like a pointy hat turned upside-down.

 

The case had Lastolite written in it and I tried to search their site unsuccessfully. Maybe some old model? However, the 'pointy hat thingy' had darkened marks that looked exactly like burn marks when lamps comes too close/stays too long too close to a silk (the marks where near the "mouth of the hat"), therefore I figured it must have something to do with lighting. Weird thing is, the wide side ("mouth of the hat") does not have any clips etc. with what you could attach it to somewhere or attach something to it. It is like a reflector (except instead of even, for example, silver surface, it opens up like a hat). I'm puzzled.

 

hat.jpg<- super neat illustration insted of a photo


Edited by Ella Huovinen, 25 April 2015 - 04:00 PM.

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 04:14 PM

Also, it is made with same material as the white diffuser reflectors. I have tried to figure out what could one do with this 'hat-like thingy' but haven't been able to come up with any smart ideas. 


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 04:13 PM

Also, it is made with same material as the white diffuser reflectors. I have tried to figure out what could one do with this 'hat-like thingy' but haven't been able to come up with any smart ideas. 

 

It could be a light tent for table top photography of very reflective objects like jewelry.

 

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 03:06 PM

Thank you very much, it is, mystery solved!
I also found a picture with correct search name (source: http://www.opticspla...ght-tent.html )

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Edited by Ella Huovinen, 28 April 2015 - 03:06 PM.

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