7 in 1 - Either A Grimm Fairy Tale Or A Photographic Marketing Ploy
Starting with a well-known English manufacturer of lighting accessories, and followed-on by a number of budget copyists from other continents, the trade has made increasingly complex reflector sets for studio and outdoor use. Today we review a 7 -in-1 from Promaster.
These kits come in several sizes - I picked the 22 -inch set from the shop racks and unfolded all the possibilities.
The basic structure is the familiar steel band loop stretching out a translucent fabric. Then a 3-part cover is sewn up that provides 6 more types of reflecting surface. The choices of fabric take it from merely a light modifier to an actual backdrop accessory. What it lacks in surface area it makes up in versatility.
And pure gold warms an image a lot.
That's 6. All good for photography. But the package promises 7. Here is where Promaster have exercised their ingenuity. Seizing upon the popularity of the movies " Jurassic Park " and " Jurassic World " they have introduced the dinosaur surface.