Even softer and more diffused lighting is achievable with the 2-stop jumbo tri-grip. Measuring 4ft, the new jumbo tri-grip covers a whole range of lightingneeds. It was designed for applications demanding full body reflection and diffusion, and folds down to 1/3 of its actual full size. It can easily be used without a bracket or a stand, making it the ideal solution for any shoot either on location or in the studio.
Lastolite revolutionary tri-grips replace the traditional round reflector with atriangular design, greatly improving ease of use and convenience. The tri-grips comfortable handle allows for easy manipulation of the reflecting panel with no stand or support needed, even the photographer can hold the reflector and shoot at the same time!
Reviewed by 2 customers
Two stops of diffusion is about right in bright sunlight, and 48" is enough surface to do a really good job of spreading the softened light, even if you can't get the diffuser really, really close to your subject. Of course you can do the same thing with a big pillowcase or a bedsheet. But have you ever tried holding a bedsheet extended to 48"? The TriGrip's handle really helps. And, once you learn to do it, collapsing the diffuser to a fraction of its size so you can stuff it back into its case is a cinch. Doesn't get much better than this.
I've used one of these to not only diffuse harsh sunlight, but act as a light modifier for a monolight on the same shot. It is large enough to cover for 3/4 shots without having to assemble a panel frame. Light and easy to use. Quick setup and take down.