Light Scoop

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  1. ryyback

    ryyback TPF Noob!

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    Has anyone used this product?
    Seems like a cheap alternative for a quick fix to use the on board flash.

    http://www.lightscoop.com/
     
  2. mrodgers

    mrodgers No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I don't use one, but I just started to try and DIY one. I don't have a hotshoe, so no way for a flash unit nor a way to attach something like that for the pop up.

    I'm going to make mine so it comes down and wraps around my viewfinder somehow. At least that's how I thought of doing it.
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    The concept is sound, but you could DIY one out of white cardstock.


    mrodgers: Think velcro dots attached to the body and your diffuser. :biggrin:
     
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    mrodgers No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have to post an image of my diffuser. It works quite well for a pop up flash.

    As for bouncing the light, I have some really really thin sheetmetal stuff that is thin enough to flex and bend into shape as well as thin enough to be super light, but it's stiff enough to hold a shape. I used the product in the OP's link to shape it out. I'll put some white card stock in the angle in front of the flash to bounce it up to the ceiling.
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The idea is good except that an on camera flash typically has a guide number between 9-14, whereas flashes that are normally used for bouncing are around 45+

    This will look good but will break down very quickly unless you shoot wide open and with a higher iso.
     
  6. ThePup

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    I just had a look at the instructions on the website - They tell you to set ISO to 800 and set widest aperture :)
     
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    You will still get red-eye too because the flash is still too close to the lens. Use the card stock and bounce off the ceiling. It's ok to get close. ;)
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I don't think so because it looks like this projects ALL of the light at the ceiling unlike Speedlight bouncing systems which often allow you to project some forward.

    There would be no light coming from the lens axis.
     

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