Speedlite Mini Snoot
Please state which hotshoe flash you have when placing order.
The snoot is part of the speedlight accessories kit but can be bought separately.
The snoot is a studio item that has been around for a long time because of its usefulness. In portraiture it is often used to light the top of the head to bring out hair detail and to lift the subject to stop it merging into the background. It can also be used to produce a small pool of light extracting any detail from a scene and bringing attention to it. The snoot is made of metal and cones with x2 honeycombs to further reduce the beam of light. This item is hard wearing and has a professional look.
Snoots. You either love them or hate them. There has seldom been a more versatile and useful piece of kit to have in the studio, traditionally being used to isolate for a hair light in multi flash situation and using something like the Nikon Creative Flash System, that would be more than possible. However that wasn't what I required in this instance. In this case, I wanted to produce the effect of isolating the subject, enabling me to darken the background while highlighting the face and as what I wanted was almost a painterly water colour effect in the background. Carefully positioning the Snoot on camera enabled me to do just that as it did exactly what a Snoot does best and choked the light into a smaller circle. One of the things all these products enabled, was a very good, natural key light in the eyes (nothing annoys me more than to see multiple light reflections all over the place in a subject's eyes).
Choose from the list for your flash gun
SKU 5074: 69x47mm
Canon 580EX/EXII/540EX, Nikon SB900/SB26, Metz 40MZ2/54MZ3, Sigma EF-500DG Super, ST Sunpak 2000DZ/266D/MZ440AF, Vivitar 2500/273/3500/850AF, Sony HVL F42AM
SKU 5075: 57x34mm
Canon 430EX/420EX/380EX/430EZ, Nikon SB600/SB800/SB80DX/SB28/SB25, Minolta 5600hs/5400xihx/5200i/3600, Olympus FL-40/50/G40, Sony HVL-F1000/HVL-F32X, Nissin 360TW/360TXP/PZ400-C-N-M
There is a flexible opening to insert your flash which is bigger than the final cavity size.