In my pursuit of the perfect picture I am always on the lookout for tools that will aid me in that endeavor. A couple of years ago I reviewed Professor Kobre’s Lightscoop. While I loved what it accomplished, it often did not travel with me because it was simply too large to keep in a camera bag with everything else.
Lightscoop Deluxe received.
That’s why I’m excited about thee Professor Kobre’s Lightscoop Deluxe. It has been changed to a flat mirror that folds easily and will fit comfortably in my camera bag. Along with that change comes the ability to rotate the Lightscoop so that pictures can be taken either vertically or horizontally.
Lightscoop is to be used inside. How often have you taken a picture and it is either too dark or you can see the glare of the flash? You spend time readjusting the item, yourself and the camera so that the light is perfect and your shadow and the camera glare can not be seen. We have done food reviews for 2 Wired 2 Tired and have spent hours trying to get the picture to look perfect. Now with the Lightscoop that problem is easily solved. It takes the bounce that you get from your flash from either the ceiling or the wall and redirects it so that the glare from the flash is not longer visible on the picture. It also will take a picture that might be too dark and because it is bouncing the light, brightens the picture.
Another use for the Lightscoop I discovered in my wanderings around the house taking pictures for this review was that it did a great job of taking a picture of an old photograph and eliminated the glare from the flash.
Lightscoop Deluxe works best in a home or office with no more than 8′ – 14′ ceilings. Anything with more distance, there is nothing to bounce off. For wall bounce the distance from the camera should be no more than 3-4 feet.
It also come in gold, red, green or blue. I have filters from my camera in different colors and I like the effect they have on the picture. It would be very interesting to see what the Lightscoop can do.
Professor Kobre’s Lightscoop Deluxe will work with most DSLR cameras with most pop up flashes except Sony. This could be a blogger’s new best friend.