The New Artistic Attachment for your Speedlight
Harbor Digital Design Quick Spot Review
The Harbor Digital Design Ultimate Lightbox system was the first flash diffuser system I ever used, I still find it incredibly useful today with the main lightbox for grand scale flash and the smaller diffuser for more intense, direct light.
Now Harbor Digital have added a new accessory to their line up, the Quick Spot Honeycomb spot diffuser that comes with two sizes of grid holes 1/4″ and 1/8″….
It is a simple attachment and very easy to use just like the rest of their systems and they also come with a range of colour gel filters for special effects.
I have had a play with these and can see how they could come in very handy for various things:
- Classic or artistic spotlight portraits
- Pinpoint fill in flash outdoors
- To create special backdrop effects using them off camera
- Use off camera in a number of other ways including rear spotlight fill for portraits
without the need for studio lights and barn doors
- Product photography…
Here are a few (very quick) sample shots to show you the difference with each diffuser:
Just flash (no diffuser)
1/8″ honeycomb with 1/2 CT orange gel
1/4″ honeycomb with red gel
Off camera flash with 1/4″ honeycomb and blue gel behind only
1/8″ honeycomb on camera with red gel, and off camera flash with 1/4″ honeycomb and blue gel aimed at background
Harbor Digital Design Quick Spot Prices:
Prices start at just $34.95 with your choice of honeycomb size. If you already have the adapter from a previous purchase, you can save yourself $12 and just buy the honeycomb spot grid (the gel pack is extra and includes red, blue, yellow, green, 1/2 CT orange and cosmetic pink).