Why not use your existing over sized grids or buy some used grids for your Speed lights. I went to Ace Hardware Store and bought a rubber "Reducing Coupling" which fits perfectly over my Nikon SB-800's.
This Reducing Coupling is a 4" to 2" in size, the small end of the coupling fits snugly over the head of my SB-800 Strobe. With the use of a small bungie cord you can easily hold your grid in place. The length of the Reducing Coupling places the grid at such a distance that the projected light has a wonderful quality to it. Better than if you where to just place the grid on the face of the strobe.
You can pick up new grids for around $25 each however most grids are sold in sets of 4. Looking on ebay just now show several sets for sale, my guess is that you could pick up a set for between $50 and $75 bucks.
You get a nice projected looking light when the grid is out in front of the flash lens. This is a great way to put to use some old grids on those heavy studio strobes you use to carry. DT
Check out saxonPC for cheap speedlight grids and also sheets of honeycomb grid material to cut out your own grids.
What is your ebay search criteria? I'm not finding any grid sets on ebay at all...
Great idea!!!! I've been trying to come up with a grid solution that didn't involve glueing 200 straw bits together and this is the one! Thanks a bunch!
David, Am curious as to how badly the economic meltdown is or could be affecting your business.
The reducers fit an SB-800 more snug than a Lightsphere, makes me wish they came in "photojournalist" and "cloud" for a couple of bucks for this great mod. Makes me wonder if the DIY grids work nicer with this DIY grid adapter.
These reducers fit an SB-800 more snug than a Lightsphere - makes me wish they came in "photojournalist" and "cloud" for a couple of bucks each for this easy mod. Makes me wonder if DIY grids look better when placed a few inches off the flash with this DIY grid adapter. Thanks for sharing!
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