Handy new reflector/ diffuser
LASTOLITE has released a clever lighting device called the HaloCompact, an easily collapsible reflector/ diffuser. The 85cm (33.5inch) HaloCompact incorporates a lightweight aluminium frame that quickly slots together, with the reflector or diffuser fabric clipping onto the frame. The frame can be broken down into multiple sections and along with the folded fabric packs into a carry case measuring 6.5 x 27 x 6.5cm and weighing only 335g. This means a reflector/diffuser can always be in a camera bag. A carabiner style clip lets the device be clipped on to your belt if you’re without a bag on location.
HaloCompact is available as a double-sided reflector with silver one side and white on the other, and as a two-stop diffuser. Both cost £71.95. See www. manfrotto.co.uk/lastolite.