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03-28-2012, 12:10 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by wildweasel Quote
As an aside, I just got one of these eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace and it's great - gives much better results than I thought it could considering how tiny it is.
QuoteOriginally posted by Frogfish Quote
I have one of those as well - when you can't be bothered, didn't think to, or just didn't have space, to bring a flash along then these little things do a superb job of diffusing the on-camera pop-up flash and you can just keep them in your trouser pocket until needed.
Thanks guys for this really good/useful info.

Found these (or something that looks very similar) for as low as US$1 free ship on (US) eBay.

For the OP improvising with tissue paper and rubber bands would give pretty good results; fit so that the paper is not tight over the flash head but puffed out to give better diffusion - there are lots of ways of doing it for close to free.

However that cloth diffuser is such a good idea, and so cheap it's hardly worth the DIY -
BUT if time is tight it can't be too hard to make something similar?


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03-29-2012, 07:17 AM   #17
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I will be wondering around in a party setting. Thatís why I was aiming for a diffuser cap type of thing. What I was really asking was if a cap for a Canikon flash fit on my Metz.
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Quite a few :

1. Good ole bounce card : make it as big as you want
2. Cut-off bottom section of a translucent plastic milk bottle. (stuff with foam to make it secure)
3. Paper folded into a box that fits the flash head

They all work for sure, but mostly not elegant looking
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QuoteOriginally posted by TomB_tx Quote
In the old days the advice was to just tie your handkerchief around it. I'm old enough to remember handkerchiefs...
I'm old enough to have a white handkerchief in my right hip pocket

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You can make one of these pretty easily.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/do-yourself/50941-diy-making-flash-bouncer.html


Here is another one that I posted in the link above (You won't have to read my post to find it.)

http://super.nova.org/DPR/DIY01/


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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
I'm old enough to have a white handkerchief in my right hip pocket
Maybe we need a forum section that requires a Medicare card to post. I'm in...
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Yeah, I got something from them in the mail yesterday. Didn't make me happy. Had to use my hanky - Boo Hoo.
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