A snoot is used when you need to maximize light output to a specific spot or location. Useful for hair lighting. End of snoot has a grid.
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Bought this along with an extra snoot grid. It does come with a grid, the extra is a bit finer.
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I use the snoot for back/hair light. All accessories work well with the snoot. The medal cone can get warm but it cools down fast.
Fits Adorama's DG600 monolight well. Fairly light-weight (which is good, since it is on a long boom arm hanging over my model), built sufficiently strong to last for my occasional use. Comes with two Diffusser caps (medium and extra narrow beam), and thin plastic color filters. Poor design allows Light to leak out of the side (1/8 inch space between black metal snoot and Bayonet speed ring), which made a bright line on my backdrop (I use this as a hair light in portraits). I needed to wrap the joint in black electrical tape; It is OK after covering this gap.
Bought a kit with two 9.5' lighstands, two Flashpoint II 620M monolights, a Flashpoint II DC battery power pack, a snoot, two umbrellas, a softbox, a lighting outfit case, and a lighting guide. Very happy. Came with all the cables. Everything is compatible. Easy to operate, and lots of fun! Don't hesitate. For the price, these tools are fabulous. You can't go wrong. Shot my first portrait within 6 hours of receipt!
Typical of the great Flashpoint systems quality
It does the job. It does get very hot if you leave a modeling light on. Also, one of the honeycomb grids fit loosely but that was easily fixed.
This came in the wedding kit I bought, havn't got to use it much yet! I think I would rather have the snoot over the barn doors the kit used to come with!
Snoots are simple and can make dramatic light. This one is kind of bulky for no good reason--a simple tube will do fine. And the grids that attach to the front can be easily lost. So it's cheap and effective and seems sturdy. Bulky to take on location though.
Snoot is made of metal, attaches securely. Comes with 2 honeycomb grids & 3 color gels.The grids are in round metal housings that slip firmly onto the tip of the snoot.
I use this with my Flashpoint strobe as a hair light. I typically use the diffuser with it to take out the "spotlight" look on the subject. It attaches fine as it should as it is specifically made for the Flashpoint strobes. This was my first snoot and I was surprised how much I have to raise the power on the strobe to get the light I need on the subject. Perhaps that is common with all snoots, but you really have to crank up the strobe power for the light to get out of it. It might require less power without the diffuser, but the light then becomes a harsh spot. Overall though I like it and it does what I wanted to get some light on the subject's hair.
Great snoot. Love the fact that it came with color gels to fit it!