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The Shell Bounce Flash Attachment for Swivel Flashes

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THE SHELL Models TSS and TSM are designed to work with on camera flash units that swivel. They will eliminate the frustrating problems of harsh and elongated shadows.

Unlike other strobe head accessories, the shape and positioning of THE SHELL'S elegant, compact design keeps the light coming from above the lens in both horizontal and vertical positions - the most flattering light for portraiture. This allows you to have a matched lighting situation in both the horizontal and vertical positions. THERE IS NOTHING ELSE ON THE MARKET THAT DOES THIS. You can go back and forth between the horizontal and the vertical positions and always have MATCHED LIGHT. Otherwise without THE SHELL, using the flash head in the direct flash position you would get one type of light - a flat light. When you turn the camera to the vertical position you get another type of light - with a harsh and elongated shadow; neither one is flattering nor do they match. Also other important features are the fact that THE SHELL does not interfere with the infrared sensors or the TTL.

There are two models of THE SHELL that soften on-camera flash. The TSS fits smaller swivel head flashes, such as the Nikon SB 28, Canon 540, etc. The TSM fits potato masher style flashes such as the Metz 60ct, larger Sunpak models, Normans as well as the Lumedynes.

Designed by a leading commercial photographer who wanted the ability to move easily from a horizontal to a vertical format without any adjustment to the flash head, THE SHELL maintains a soft and flattering light not before possible with existing flash accessories.THE SHELL was field tested for a year by photographers on wedding/event and documentary shoots.

Wedding and documentary photographers field tested THE SHELL for a year. They discovered that in addition to the soft light, THE SHELL also has a wide angle of coverage. Subjects were shot with a 24mm lens without any light fall off. THE SHELL is an invaluable accessory for the photographer who cannot set up lighting, but desires a soft and flattering light.

THE SHELLs lightweight, rugged form allows you to store your flash, lens or other accessories nestled protectively inside of it in your camera bag.

THE SHELL is an invaluable accessory for the photojournalist, wedding/event photographer, and any photographer who cannot set up lighting, but desires a soft and flattering light.

Compatible Flashes For THE SHELL Model TSS: ACHIEVER: 630AF, 632CD, 632LCD, 632T, CANON: 430EZ, 540EZ , CONTAX: TLA 360, HASSELBLAD D-40, METZ: 40M Z-2, 32 Z SERIES. MINOLTA: 5400HS, NIKON: SB24, SB25, SB26,SB28. NISSIN: 360TW, NISTAR: AZ300 ZOOM, TZ320 TWIN ZOOM, OLYMPUS: G40, PHOENIX: ZIF105N, PENTEX: AF500FTZ, QUANTUM: Q FLASH MODEL:QFT, T, X2, SIGMA 430, SUNPAK: 383 SUPER, 400AF, 433AF AUTO, 544, 120J TTL VIVITAR 636AF And Other Flashes That Swivel Left And Right.

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The shell is a gem

First, this is designed ONLY for flash units with tilt AND swivel heads. It works much like Gary Fong's lightshpere (which I also own)in that you swivel the head 90degrees and you can then shoot effective bounce flash in both horizontal and vertical without needing a strobo flipper thingy. The problem with the lightsphere is that the light goes everywhere while the shell doesn't lose light behind you. This gives you more flash range and less battery drain. Both give you a nicely diffuse...

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First, this is designed ONLY for flash units with tilt AND swivel heads. It works much like Gary Fong's lightshpere (which I also own)in that you swivel the head 90degrees and you can then shoot effective bounce flash in both horizontal and vertical without needing a strobo flipper thingy. The problem with the lightsphere is that the light goes everywhere while the shell doesn't lose light behind you. This gives you more flash range and less battery drain. Both give you a nicely diffused light with lightsphere just slightly better. Lightsphere is also a little easier to get on and off the flash, but it also comes off easier when you don't want it to. Take your choice, but the Shell definitely comes into its own when you've got distance to cover.

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5.0

The Shell is top notch!

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An excellent small flash diffuser. Camera, flash, shell and you can pretty much count on top notch "snap shot" event photography results.

 
5.0

Works just as described, no light lost.

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I like this gadget, I really do, told my friends about it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

get this thing

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this thing is great. you need one. it saves batteries, is extremely light, and will really help with casual flash portraits and fill for pro portraiture.

 
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best difuser

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This is the best light difuser I'have tried. I own a Lightsphere, stofens and lumiquest, but this one gives the best light, is the most simple to use, reliable and my batteries last longer.

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The shell is a gem

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First, this is designed ONLY for flash units with tilt AND swivel heads. It works much like Gary Fong's lightshpere (which I also own)in that you swivel the head 90degrees and you can then shoot effective bounce flash in both horizontal and vertical without needing a strobo flipper thingy. The problem with the lightsphere is that the light goes everywhere while the shell doesn't lose light behind you. This gives you more flash range and less battery drain. Both give you a nicely diffused light with lightsphere just slightly better. Lightsphere is also a little easier to get on and off the flash, but it also comes off easier when you don't want it to. Take your choice, but the Shell definitely comes into its own when you've got distance to cover.

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Edwin T  Which model is good for Metz 58-2?
GERARD T  I did not buy it for a metz , sorry I would not know.
Edwin T  Which model is good for Metz 58-2?
GERARD T  I did not buy it for a metz , sorry I would not know.
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