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Technical Discussions => Camera Accessories => Topic started by: Terry-M on March 19, 2017, 10:22:56 AM



Title: DSLR On-Camera Flash Diffusers
Post by: Terry-M on March 19, 2017, 10:22:56 AM
I recently did some tests with flash diffusers that fit onto the hot shoe when the pop-up flash is used on a DSLR.
I've had one of these gadgets for some time but after hearing a talk related to macro photography where the speaker used this idea for moths and other insects.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3840/33362973141_76c17285ae_b.jpg)
Some test shots that show how effective the shadow softening is with 2 different diffusers can be seen here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/terry-m_flickrphotos/sets/72157681593021735 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/terry-m_flickrphotos/sets/72157681593021735)

Macro shots using the smaller diffuser shown in the link above can be seen here.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/terry-m_flickrphotos/albums/72157679589412470 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/terry-m_flickrphotos/albums/72157679589412470)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3891/32971786940_27cdd906c2_b.jpg)

Terry


Title: Re: DSLR On-Camera Flash Diffusers
Post by: Fred A on March 19, 2017, 10:29:25 AM
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I recently did some tests with flash diffusers that fit onto the hot shoe when the pop-up flash is used on a DSLR.
I've had one of these gadgets for some time but after hearing a talk related to macro photography where the speaker used this idea for moths and other insects.

Terry,
I see an obvious bug in your image.
Fred


Title: Re: DSLR On-Camera Flash Diffusers
Post by: Fred A on March 19, 2017, 10:40:52 AM
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I see an obvious bug in your image.
Fred

Fixed your bug


Title: Re: DSLR On-Camera Flash Diffusers
Post by: Terry-M on March 19, 2017, 12:00:33 PM
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Fixed your bug
Good, we don't want Mike thinking it was a QU problem  :o
Terry