ϟ Lightning Review of the SpinLight 360 ϟ
As I have been shooting more and more weddings recently I decided that I should invest in some sort of on flash modifier for those times when setting up a strobe just isn’t going to happen and the ambient light is dreadful. I did some research into different types and most of the signs pointed towards a Gary Fong product. That was until my fellow Brotographer Peter Nguyen mentioned something about the SpinLight 360.
Initially I wasn’t sold on the product just from the photos. Once I watched it in action via Niel Van Niekerk’s website I decided I would give it a spin (I know bad). When the box arrived on my doorstep I was a bit underwhelmed, I guess I just expected a bigger box. I tore into it like a kid on Christmas morning, fumbling with the box attempting to to not stab myself or the new toy inside.
First impressions are that it is insanely easy to use, (straps on, and click in the globe and go). If you don’t position the strap correctly it can be a little floppy, but a quick adjustment fixes that right up. Also the larger cards tend to not be real easy to get in but they are snug in place. The two domes install as easy as fitting the lid on a spindle of CD-Rs. There are a magnitude of different setups you can accomplish with what is included in the kit.
Below are eleven example images shot with the SpinLight 360. I am without a good white wall to bounce flash off of here at my house, so I just used the ceiling which seemed more than applicable. I did notice about a stop of light loss though the diffuser dome. I did minor adjustments in Lightroom for the images, but nothing more.
I will also be putting up a field review after my first wedding shot with this next month.
Final Image of Ronnie (not me) shot with SpinLight 360.