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    Looking for a 5 in 1 reflector. I know the old adage "you get what you pay for", but will there be much difference between a $130 one from a photographic retailer and a $40 one on Trade Me (new)?

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    I got a 40 something inch one for $20 from one of those chinese imports store, it seems fine to me so far but I also havent used it a tonne.
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    Got one from photoworks, very reasonably priced. Bear in mind you'll need an assistant to hold it or a really good and to make good use of it. Once you have one search how to fold a reflector on you tube so you'll know how to get it back into the bag!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RPM View Post
    Got one from photoworks, very reasonably priced. Bear in mind you'll need an assistant to hold it or a really good and to make good use of it. Once you have one search how to fold a reflector on you tube so you'll know how to get it back into the bag!
    Thanks Raymond - will have a look. Agree re assistant. That's where wifey comes in...

    Quote Originally Posted by riley989 View Post
    I got a 40 something inch one for $20 from one of those chinese imports store, it seems fine to me so far but I also havent used it a tonne.
    Cheers Riley!

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    The cheapo TradeMe ones are pretty good IMO. Lastolite make some wedge shaped ones that look like they'd be more manageable especially in wind, but the cheap 5-1 are pretty good value.
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