Top positive review
This is a great, reliable multi-use tool
on 12 March 2018
This was actually bought as a replacement for my old one of these.
On the old one (which I heavily used for about 6 years) the zip finally gave way on outer bit and needed replacing.
This is a great, reliable multi-use tool. I think throughout my old ones life, I used every side of it for one thing or another. It’s nice to have the option of silver and white to change the intensity of your reflected light. The gold is probably the least useful side, and the black can be handy from time to time. The translucent part I also didn’t overly use, but it has been handy on a few occasions.
Two ways they could improve this: put the white and silver on the same sides. Firstly, I typically get out the white first and if I decide ‘actually, I need something more intense’ it’s a few minutes of song and dance to take the sleeve off, turn it over, and put the silver on. And visa versa. If they were just on opposite sides I could flip it over no problems and switch between the two very easily rather than slow down my shoot while that switch is made. It’s a small thing but would make a difference I feel. Black and gold as I mentioned are the two less useful colours available.
Secondly, make the carry case better quality. That thing normally rips and dies very quickly in my experience. The zip is awful and the bag is just poor quality. This thing is useless without a bag to ‘contain’ it. No fun driving home with this reflector fully deployed in the car because the bag broke.