Gadget infinity difuser

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    Looks fine, never used one, but I just like a mini softbox.
     
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    I don't know how well it will diffuse the light, being so close to the flash head. I would think that the top, where the flash head is, would be much brighter than the bottom.
     
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    I think a softbox wouldnt work for me
    As I shot mostly in forests I always need both my hands free, so I take the camera in and out of the bag (shoulder bag) everytime I find something to shoot, with a difuser like that I could just throw the flash in with the card folded backwards
    Also a softbox might be too long for my short lens (compact camera) and working distance of 10cm

    Tought about it, I think it wouldnt be much of a problem if I mount the difuser downside, with an angle towards the object

    made a quick render to show how I'm planning to use it
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    Unless you are very close to your subject, I don't think they gain in 'light softness' would justify the cost or the inconvenience of using it.
     
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    Have you ever looked at the lumiquest pocket bouncer? It works well in the situation you just described. I use mine outside and inside when I do not have a good ceiling to bounce off of. When I have a celinig, I use the lumiquest 80/20. Check them out.
     
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    This thing won't do anything for you either. Save your money, and if you want something that works and is cheaper, look at what I did myself for nearly nothing:

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    This one cost me almost an entire $1.50 (thats ONE dollar FIFTY cents) to make, and I bet it works better than this thing from GI !!
     

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