We understand the effect that unattractive red eye, ugly shadows, faded out faces, unconvincing colors, and blurry appearances can have on your pictures, and how it can wash all the invested resources down the drain. No matter what, you can’t totally do away with the use of a pop-up flash. Hence, there is a need to look for a way the pop-up flash can be effectively utilized.
To effectively utilize the pop-up flash, there is a need to suppress the harshness of the light it produces so as to achieve a soft and an even light distribution pattern. To control the harsh lighting the pop up flash produces, then there is a need to adopt the use of a lightscoop.
A lightscoop ensures a picture comes out just like the way it appears when you look at it in real life. It brings about the true definition or appearance of an object just like it appears in the real life by ensuring it redirects the light (which is always harsh and direct) that the pop-up flash produces straight to the ceiling or the wall of the room.
The process of redirecting the light is achieved through the mirror that comes with the lightscoop. The mirror stands directly towards the way of the pop-up flash. It ensures the light doesn’t shine directly at the object but instead spread across the room to deliver soft and better lighting.
With a lightscoop, say no more to disappointing pictures. Now, you can make use of your pop-up flash without the fear of possible picture defects. This amazing tool is easy to use, and it is regarded as a great addition to your camera.
Also, its weight is considered to be reasonable. It is light weighted, an attribute that makes it a tool that can be easily carried around alongside your camera.
For those amazing family pictures and other non-professional photo sessions, this is the tool for you. With this, you can achieve more than before. To start with, attach the lightscoop to the hot-shoe. The hot-shoe can be found at the top of the camera. Once the attachment has been carried out successfully, then this awesome tool is ready for use.
Normally, the lightscoop is a tool made for cameras that come with a pop-up flash. But still, this isn’t enough conviction to guarantee its compatibility with your camera. So before you make a purchase, kindly ensure you confirm that what you are buying is a perfect fit for your camera.
Generally, camera brands named on lightsccop compatibility list are Nikon, Canon, Sigma, Pentax, Fuji FinePix Pro, and Olympus. Still, ensure you carry out the basic findings and checks before you proceed with your order or purchase.
The lightscoop comes in two major types. We have “normal and warming” lightscoop. While the normal lightscoop uses the normal mirror, the warming lightscoop uses a mirror that comes in gold color.
When professional camera users make use of the normal lightscoop, the usual practice is to make use of a filter to achieve a warmer picture. If a warming lightscoop is used in the place of a normal lightscoop the same result (warmer picture) is achieved without the use of a filter.
- Usually, a lightscoop comes with a bag. With the bag, you can easily take out this tool when needed and return it after every use. This bag ensures it is properly stored and protected from any form of damage.
- Also in the bag, there is a manual which fully explains how to make proper use of the tool in achieving great results. Also, it contains numerous pictures of possible outcomes you tend to achieve when you make proper use of this tool just as it is indicated in the manual.
- It is a durable tool.
- It is very affordable.
- It ensures the pop-up flash produces soft light.
- It produces clear and attractive pictures.
- The weight is easy to manage (light weighted)
- It is very easy to operate.
- On several occasions, it can be used in place of a Speedlight.
- In a situation whereby the number of people to be captured in a room is large, the lightscoop doesn’t fit in. Hence, the use of a Speedlight is considered as the most adequate/reliable option in such situation. A lightscoop is considered more of a tool for the non-professional camera owners who basically use their cameras for pictures of a smaller group of people such as family and friends.
Having a lightscoop doesn’t erase or override the importance or use of a speedlight especially for professional purposes. Lightscoop wasn’t created to replace a speedlight, so it shouldn’t be positioned as one. The idea behind the introduction of a lightscoop is simple. It was created to improve the quality of pictures in situations where the use of a speedlight is not necessary. A situation where a pop-up flash is all you need.
Knowing how harsh the light from a pop up flash is, and the negative effect it has on the outcome of pictures taken with it, the lightscoop was developed to cushion or eradicate those negative effects.
So, if you can afford both, you can go for them. And if you can’t, you can go with the purchase of a lightscoop. With a small group of people to capture at once, you can be sure of getting the best result as possible.