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Michael Gilligan24/04/2019 23:47:46
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A recent patent: **LINK**

https://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/originalDocument?CC=US&NR=2019056640A1&KC=A1&FT=D&ND=3&date=20190221&DB=EPODOC&locale=en_EP

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Plasma25/04/2019 06:06:30
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Hmmm? Looks a bit overkill, not to mention uncomfortable to me, didn't I used to see snappers tape tissue paper over their flash guns to achieve the same effect?

Michael Gilligan25/04/2019 06:44:46
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It reminded me of those weird and wonderful old patents that people enjoy discovering

... It was just nice to see that the inventive spirit is stll alive.

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Nick Clarke 325/04/2019 08:51:29
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 25/04/2019 06:44:46:

It reminded me of those weird and wonderful old patents that people enjoy discovering

It reminded me of dear old Victor Blackman writing in Amateur Photographer magazine who used his 'Blackman grubby handkerchief' as a two stop reducer in flash intensity.

Neil Wyatt25/04/2019 10:58:54
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I wonder if one could use a ball-mount tripod head as an alternative?

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Michael Gilligan25/04/2019 11:48:18
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Plasma25/04/2019 12:43:52
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Ha ha I think it would do just as well Neil.

Some of the old patent applications were really mind boggling Michael. Some of the creative and inventive people were amazing.

Howard Lewis25/04/2019 13:00:07
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Put the white shirt over the flashead, and use that as a diffuser, just like Victor Blackman's handkerchief, or a "shoot through" umbrella.

Howard

V8Eng25/04/2019 13:03:23
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No mention of using coloured shirts for special effects.

Howard Lewis25/04/2019 13:36:56
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Once, I saw a wedding photographer reusing a 1 Litre ice cream container , over the flashgun, as a diffuser!

Howard

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