best price for stofen omni bounce?

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Obake, Oct 7, 2003.

  1. Obake

    Obake Guest

    been using the canon 550ex for a few months now and been seeing a lot of
    people (pros) using them (even saw one guy at using one in bounce mode
    (60degrees up) in the bright outdoor). i've read up a little on them but
    don't think they're worth the $80 or whatever they are here.

    i looked at bhphoto and adorama, but they charge US$30 just for postage!
    thats almost twice as much as the omnibounce itself. is there a better,
    cheaper way of getting one?
     
    Obake, Oct 7, 2003
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  2. I got mine by cutting a bounce card out of the middle of a white plastic
    party plate.... it slips into the wide angle adapter slot of the 550EX, so
    no need for velcro or rubber bands.

    I know that this is not a stofen, but hey!... the results are the same. :)
     
    AU Digital Photo Of The Day, Oct 7, 2003
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  3. Obake

    nt Guest

    fletchers and foto reisel in sydney have them for about $50
     
    nt, Oct 7, 2003
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  4. Obake

    Cameron Guest

    I can sell you a spanking new one for $40.00 inc postage....

    Cameron
     
    Cameron, Oct 7, 2003
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  5. Obake

    Obake Guest

    at the moment i've been trying out grocery store bags, blown up like a balloon
    and sticking the head of the flash in that. works great, but indoor/studio
    work *only* :) though i did try it once for macro work. iirc these 2 were
    shot using the bags:

    http://202.167.40.26/obake/10d/misc/slides/CRW_3220.html
    http://202.167.40.26/obake/10d/misc/slides/CRW_3223.html
     
    Obake, Oct 7, 2003
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  6. Obake

    Obake Guest

    that sounds good to me. how do you accept payment? if i can't find a better
    deal by the end of the week (which i doubt i will) i'd take you up on your
    offer.
     
    Obake, Oct 7, 2003
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  7. Obake

    nb Guest

    nb, Oct 7, 2003
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  8. Obake

    Obake Guest

    US$7postage, now THATS more like it!
     
    Obake, Oct 7, 2003
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  9. Obake

    Glen Guest

    me 2 - very quick delivery


     
    Glen, Oct 7, 2003
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  10. Obake

    Cameron Guest

    Emailed you...

     
    Cameron, Oct 8, 2003
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  11. Obake

    Obake Guest

    doh, i tried emailing you as well, but the hotmail address bounced. my
    gehenna address is fake. you mind if i email you at the cameronlaird.com
    address? or can you email me on the yahoo address on my website?
     
    Obake, Oct 8, 2003
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  12. just order it direct from stofen.com. works out to $27 USD including
    shipping which is $39 AUD at the moment... not bad compared to local prices

    (yes it is overpriced for a piece of moulded plastic but there ya go)
     
    Warren Prasek, Oct 8, 2003
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  13. Obake

    Cameron Guest

    prices

    Tis pretty good... a whole $1 cheaper than my offer to him..
     
    Cameron, Oct 8, 2003
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  14. yeah but the point here is, there is no stuffing around with email
    addresses, no chance that they will have sold thier last unit to someone
    else, etc.. .you can order right away... and it'll probably arrive here
    quicker too! heh.
     
    Warren Prasek, Oct 8, 2003
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  15. Obake

    Cameron Guest

    Fair enough..... Anyone interested in one to fit a Nikon SB28 / SB28DX??

    Ever so slightly second-hand so $30.00 inc postage..

    Cameron
     
    Cameron, Oct 8, 2003
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  16. $42 odd for a 420EX here in Adelaide about four months ago... probably
    photographic wholesalers in hutt st, but I can't guarantee it...

    Stofen sells them himself on the web, I believe...

    Cheers,
    Stuart
     
    Stuart Elflett, Oct 9, 2003
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  17. Obake

    snaps.. Guest

    Hey Obake...
    Which one are you looking for?
    The one that fits like a box over the flash (not good for continious work)
    or the angled card that acts as a bounce? Either one $19.95 from stofen.com
    plus $16 delivery!!!!
    I can make you either type for about $20 or perhaps mould you a bubble and
    fix a hood to it so you can fit it on your flash. Look like one of those
    bulb lamp shades (not for $20 tho!).
    Doug
     
    snaps.., Oct 9, 2003
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  18. erm, shipping is only $7 USD not 16. Just under $27 USD all up, or $39 AUD
    to your door

    (dont spose there's any chance the aussie dollar will ever hit 80US cents
    again... fingers crossed though)
     
    Warren Prasek, Oct 9, 2003
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  19. Obake

    Obake Guest

    thanks to all the replies. hope it helps someone in the future that looks up
    google or some other archive to find the best price for a stofen.

    i've decided to get one from hugoso. i was going to get a CF card from him
    soon and thought i'd ask to see if he stocked stofen's, and he does. US$18
    plus US$4postage. i'll be getting it at the same time as the CF card so the
    postage could be less if all i get is the stofen.

    ot, but i was hoping to get a transcend 1gb 45x CF card but damn they're
    expensive :( still around AU$400 (even in HK). i think i'll go with a 512mb
    card for now and maybe another one in the future.
     
    Obake, Oct 11, 2003
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  20. Obake

    Wiz Guest


    If you insist and want one from the US then call Ernie Fenn on
    (408) 426 7328 in Santa Cruz. He's the person you want and he will
    post them out. PO box 253 Santa Cruz CA 95061.
     
    Wiz, Oct 14, 2003
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