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Check out my new flash diffuser...
Posted By: heliphoto, 09-24-2009, 09:00 PM

Ok, it's just a piece of paper held over the flash... (photo of my son's eye)



The above is a 100% crop from this... Shot w/ the Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro @ f/5.6


Another from the series...
This at f/8



The flash is an old Pentax AF160SA.

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09-24-2009, 09:26 PM   #2
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Second one's spot on.
What detail in the iris.
The on-board flash is shooting through the paper? A very thin piece of paper I gather...
09-24-2009, 09:30 PM   #3
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At first I thought there was a message on the paper... you were sending me that 70-200 as a gift! So I kept zooming in on the paper to try and read what it said

Holy smokes the detail in that beautiful eye...

You should probably look at applying for a patent on that diffuser.


What lens?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ash Quote
Second one's spot on.
What detail in the iris.
The on-board flash is shooting through the paper? A very thin piece of paper I gather...
Thanks Ash - Actually, it's regular (20lb. I think we call it 'round here) office paper, with an old Pentax AF160SA firing through it.

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At first I thought there was a message on the paper... you were sending me that 70-200 as a gift! So I kept zooming in on the paper to try and read what it said

Holy smokes the detail in that beautiful eye...

You should probably look at applying for a patent on that diffuser.


What lens?
Gus - Are you liking that 135mm??? No pics from it yet ! Oh, and about this thread... You can almost read the paper can't you - no secret message there (hopefully no secret info there either ). Can't send you the 70-200 man, sorry ... The patent application is with my attorney, but he's worried about product liability (paper cuts, diffuser catching on fire, etc...). Glad you liked the eye shots - taken with the Tamron 90mm ... First shot's a 100% crop from the second, and my self portrait (edit: "self portrait" in the reflection of my son's eye) is sharpest in that one, hence the crop... the last one is better focus on the eye of course (and one more stop of DOF - I'll edit the OP with a bit more info...).


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09-24-2009, 10:47 PM   #5
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You really can almost read the paper

Josh, the detail is downright Amazing...

Shots from the 135 in the next couple of days I promise... Life has been less that photo-opish lately. But I will spend some quality time with it soon.
I tend to get my lenses in batches, I go 4 months without buying one, then get three or four within a week or two of each other.

Love the shot...

You got purdy eyes... haha
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cool gus, you'll have to tear yourself away from that cosina some time (send it to me for a while if necessary)...

Edit: I guess I was a little unclear when I said "self portrait" above - I meant that it's a self portrait since you can see me reflected in my son's eye... It's him got purdy eyes!
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Tack sharp josh well done.
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Thanks Dave. The hard part was getting him to sit still long enough to find foucs (esp. since I was using my K20d indoors, so no AF possible).

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sometimes simple is best. I have heard several people using just tissue paper as well. and the effect is very good
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