Flash related DIY projects for you guys to enjoy

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  1. bobaab

    bobaab TPF Noob!

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    I found these two websites that may be of interest for those who like DIY things, or are just looking to save money and get pretty good results.

    1) The first is a simple, simple flash diffuser for the Canon Digital Rebel. The website says it's for the XT's, but I'm sure this will work with any SLR with a built in flash. I have had good results with this simple piece of paper. Check out this website:

    http://01792.org/halo/template.asp?c=179

    Here are some sample pictures to give this DIY flash diffuser some backup

    W/o Flash Diffuser:
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    With Flash Diffuser:
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    Both pictures were taken with a Canon 350D w/ Canon 50mm f/1.8 lense. I bumped up the flash compensation to +1 to get best results with the flash diffuser.


    2) The second is a soft box for those who has a flash that connects to the hotshoe of your SLR. It's a great writeup, full of pictures, but it's in German, so here is the Google translated website:

    http://translate.google.com/transla...ox/softbox.htm&hl=en&lr=&client=safari&rls=en

    Looks cool to me, but I still havent tried it..it looks like a lot of work :confused:


    Hope you guys enjoy!
     
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    woodsac TPF Noob!

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    I'm glad I asked...and even happier you posted that link!!!
    Very useful and simple, thanks :)
     
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    Not a problem :) Glad you are interested!!
     
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    now I am going to try it! Hopefully it will work just the same on my Nikon D50...the built in flash looks about the same.
     
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    You're gonna have to do some modifying on your D50. My roommate has one, and it doesnt have that ledge to keep the diffuser in. To counter that, you can have the bottom end of the diffuser stick out a little bit, so it'll go in that little divot of the bottom of the flash. You'll figure it out i'm sure :)
     

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