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New macro diffuser for MT24-EX

 
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Oct 06, 2017 03:51 |  #76

On another note... I've decided not pursue the flexi arm solution because you can buy these setups already on ebay for about £8 from China! I will probably make one for myself but I won't offer them to anyone as I can't make them cheap enough. I will be sticking to the mounts I already make but I'll probably tweak them a little.


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Oct 06, 2017 04:08 |  #77

I was looking at the new diffuser that Canon is bundling with the MMT-26 EX RT and wondered if you could 3D print a diffuser that could be glued to the Canon one? The new indentations on the MT-26 might allow for a heavier diffuser without having to use a strap if the diffuser can take advantage of the new mounts on the flash heads.


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Oct 06, 2017 04:27 as a reply to Dalantech's post |  #78

Yes that is most likely possible, I'd have to see what the diffusers were like first. However gluing isn't really the nicest way of attaching them, especially if you want to change something. If not the straps I am using are by far the best way I've found of attaching them so far as they hold the body really tight and are virtually indestructible!


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Oct 06, 2017 10:09 |  #79

Dalantech wrote in post #18467035 (external link)
I was looking at the new diffuser that Canon is bundling with the MMT-26 EX RT ...

What do you think of the stock Canon diffusers? They look like Gary Fong knock-offs to me from the images online. -?


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Oct 06, 2017 10:17 |  #80

Archibald wrote in post #18467210 (external link)
What do you think of the stock Canon diffusers? They look like Gary Fong knock-offs to me from the images online. -?

More like a Sto-Fen but with a bigger clip on the side to hold it in place, maybe a little more opaque, and it looks like there is more contact between the diffuser and the flash heads. Looks more mechanically sturdy, but I doubt that the diffusion will look good unless you're shooting at 4x and higher with the MP-E 65mm.


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Oct 06, 2017 10:20 |  #81

Dalantech wrote in post #18467213 (external link)
More like a Sto-Fen but with a bigger clip on the side to hold it in place, maybe a little more opaque, and it looks like there is more contact between the diffuser and the flash heads. Looks more mechanically sturdy, but I doubt that the diffusion will look good unless you're shooting at 4x and higher with the MP-E 65mm.

Yeah, that's what I thought. But the attachment points on the heads might serve well for DIY diffusers.


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Oct 06, 2017 11:15 |  #82

Archibald wrote in post #18467217 (external link)
...But the attachment points on the heads might serve well for DIY diffusers.

That's what I'm hoping.


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