Lastolite TriGrip Diffuser
If you want to soften the light, try a collapsible TriGrip
You might think there’s little that could improve the hand-held collapsible diffuser. However, Lastolite’s TriGrip range, renown for its odd-shaped reflectors now has a choice of a one-stop or twostop diffuser for softening a light source indoors or out.
The triangular shape gives it slightly more rigidity than the usual circular design, yet it’ll still collapse to a third of its expanded size. The shape also means you get a large, ergonomic hand grip that makes the TriGrip easier and more comfortable to position.
What’s more, the Velcro straps incorporated into the handle will mount the diffuser to an optional bracket, which in turn can be mounted to a light stand or tripod.
However you hold it, the TriGrip acts like a softbox in panel form, transforming harsh light from the sun or a studio flash into softer, more flattering illumination. The Standard size we tested is the 75cm (30in) across; Large 120cm (48in) and Mini 45cm (18in) versions are also available.
The unusual triangular shape makes the TriGrip diffuser more stable and easier to manoeuvre, but it folds up into a circular pouch