Thursday, January 7, 2010

Review of the Infinity ProScrim...

Like many photographers I prefer to shoot outside, the backgrounds are far more interesting and people more natural.

But shooting outside (and controlling the light) becomes more of a challenge and that is where reflectors and diffusers come in handy.

The bigger the light modifier, the more difficult it is to control, and if you throw in a breeze it will flop in the wind like a sheet drying on a clothes line. At that point you are no longer modifying light but having a good laugh watching your assistant becoming airborne.

Even without any wind, if you try to hold a diffuser by the end, up and over your subject, chances are 100% that it will flop down. It's simply not rigid enough to maintain its shape.

These are just some of the reasons why I like the Infinity ProScrim from Savage. It has a sturdy, light weight aluminum frame that maintains its shape, is rigid, and far easier to control, which may be less entertaining, but way more useful in getting the shot.

Two things were important to me, the quality of the construction and it's affordability (available at Adorama for $142).

A comparable 5 in 1 portable reflector, one full foot shorter than the Infinity ProScrim, will cost you $110.

My suggestion is to spend your money once and get the right tool the first time.

Please take just two minutes to watch the video below and I think you will come to love the Infinity PoScrim as much as I do.

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4 comments:

Carolyn said...

Articles and videos like this are SO helpful!! I can't thank you enough!

Scott said...

Carolyn,

Large sums of cash would be thanks enough!

;)

Glad you found it useful and thanks for coming to Weekly Photo Tips.

Scott

Miguel Palaviccini said...

Collapsible with the bungee cords was a great idea by Savage. I can't imagine you could go wrong with these.

I wonder how far back would you have to place a speedlight to cover the entire area (even set at the 14mm setting).

Miguel Palaviccini said...

It looks like this version of the item is no longer carried by Adorama. Instead the links redirect you to what I believe are newer versions. Cool!