Disclosure: I would like to thank Robin from Lightscoop for providing me with the Lightscoop for the purpose of this review. All opinions are that of my own.
There is nothing worse in a picture than when the lighting is wrong because of the flash. If you have an SLR camera and want to fix this problem you have to check out Lightscoop.
Lightscoop® is a smart low-tech device that creates soft, flattering light by redirecting your camera’s pop-up flash to a ceiling or wall.
Don’t let your convenient little pop-up flash ruin your photos with evil red eye, ugly shadows, hot spots, bleached out faces, underexposed colors, and blurry movement that exist only in your photographs, not in the real world.
Slip a Lightscoop® on your camera and never miss out on another fabulous picture! Lightscoop creates soft, natural light and lets you capture the scene the way you see it.
You will receive instructions with your Lightscoop, however you can see just how easy it is to use by checking out their instructions page.
The Lightscoop is known to work with the following SLR cameras:
Canon 7D, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, Rebel XTi, XSi, 400, 450, XT, XTi, T1i, XS, 350, 500/550D, 1000D
Fuji FinePix Pro series
Nikon D40, D40x, D50, D60, D70, D70s, D80, D90, D100, D200, D300, D700, D3000, D5000
Olympus E420, E520, E3, E620
Pentax K-7, K10D, K100D, K20D, K200D
Sony a200, a250, a300, a330, a380, a500, a550, a700
The Sony hot shoe has a different design than all other camera makers’. For this reasond do NOT order a Universal model if you have a Sony camera. Select Sony Only and do remember that the Sony model will never work with other cameras.
Lightscoop costs $29.95 and they offer the regular version and the warming version or you can buy the pair for $49.94 and they offer a 2-week return policy.
My Take On It
I love taking pictures, I mean, I LOVE taking pictures! Since Thaddeus was born, I’ve probably taken a good 10,000 pictures of him alone and that does not include the number of pictures I’ve deleted on the camera and after uploading them because they didn’t come out good. One of the things that has always bothered me, when taking photos indoors, is that the lighting is never right. Part of this is because the lighting in the room isn’t good, the flash blurs on the picture, or there’s a shadow of some sort. As you can image, I was super happy when I found out I was going to get to review the Lightscoop!
Here are three pictures I took the other night without using the Lightscoop (click to see larger images).
As you can see the first image is still a little dark and then the second one there is an ugly brightness to the picture where i am level with my sons face. The one of the our cat doesn’t look too bad, but not as good as the one below when using the Lightscoop.
Now, take a look at the pictures I took immediately while using the Lightscoop. Again you can click the image to view them larger.
As you can see, the pictures look much better when using the Lightscoop.
Lightscoop has generously offered one of Shawn Ann’s World LLC readers their very own Lightscoop!
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