The Bare Bulb Enhancer is designed to push out more light, approximately 1 extra stop, toward the subject when the photographer wants the bare bulb, no reflector look. It is perfect for wide angle shots giving coverage of approximately 120 degrees. The QF62S has a matte silver surface that will not effect the tone of the final image.
The Bare Bulb Enhancers, type QF62, are suited for a variety of lighting effects with all models of Qflash. Primarily, they can be used to achieve a bare bulb effect when there is little structure behind the photographer. By gathering the light traveling away from the subject and sending it towards the subject, lighting power increases over plain bare bulb.
QF62 produces an extremely wide illumination pattern. It can be used effectively for group pictures, indoor lighting in rooms, industrial shots, etc. The pattern of QF62 compares very favorably to other wide angle reflectors costing much more, and which are more fragile. The light coverage of the QF62 is sufficient for approximately a 21mm lens for 35mm format, or 40mm for medium format.
QF62 is available in two varieties: A silver coated reflector (model QF62S) has a neutral color balance and it will not change the color spectrum compared to the standard Qflash reflector. A gold coated reflector (model QF62G) warms the light slightly, making it ideal for portraits and outdoor fill-in.
To obtain the ideal lighting balance align the flashtube toward the subject. For the most even lighting with extremely wide lenses, swivel or tilt the head two "clicks" toward the subject. Do not orient the flashtube so that it can shine directly into the auto sensor or directly into the lens of a TTL camera.