DIY macro flash diffuser for pop up on-board flash
Posted by: cardiff_gareth on Sat Dec 17, 2011 23:31
Ever wanted to know how to light a macro image with P-TTL flash for perfect results?
Firstly here are the build images:
First of all, using an old cereal box mark up a rectangular cylinder thats slightly wider than your pop up flash:
Line it by cutting out foil larger than you need, then adding plenty of glue to the cardboard before sticking down:
I then wrapped it well in brown parcel tape, firstly to add stability to the cardboard but also for a little camo!
next cut a hole for your pop up flash:
I decided at this point that as the lens set up could change ie 2x convertor, extension tubes, lens reversing ring etc that ideally what I needed was a zoom model so I made another, exactly the same as above but this one was ever so slightly larger than the first. This way I was able to zoom it back and forth.
Thinking of the end that does all the diffusing I toyed with kitchen roll etc but it was to flimsy and I needed something that would stay put and be a little more hardy so I cut a window from a plastic 4 pint milk carton and sellotaped it on place:
Final end product:
Works pretty good!
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