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Gary Fong Puffer for Pop-up...yay or nay?

 
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Apr 16, 2010 17:43 |  #1

As the topic states, I saw a puffer by Gary Fong at the local shop here that attaches to the pop-up flash on the camera to reduce harsh flash.Just wondering if this is worth the $40.00 until I get some money for a 580? Anyone have any chance to use one of these?


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Apr 16, 2010 18:24 |  #2

nay


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Apr 16, 2010 18:28 |  #3

nay.

Just keep on saving for the 580.
Well worth it.

Reasons for nay:
-your pop up flash already has almost no range. This will lessen it even more. Not a ton, but sometimes every little bit counts




  
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Apr 16, 2010 18:52 as a reply to  @ Viva-photography's post |  #4

Go find a translucent film canister Cut a slit in it and slide it on. Viola!


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Apr 16, 2010 19:06 |  #5

nay


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Apr 16, 2010 19:10 |  #6

Never. I mean nay.


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Apr 16, 2010 19:12 |  #7

Neigh.

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Apr 16, 2010 19:16 |  #8

^taken with Gary Fong puffer


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Apr 16, 2010 20:51 |  #9

NO. I have one and it is a piece of junk. But if you must have one like me, buy it from BandH video. They run about 20.00 there.




  
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Apr 16, 2010 22:35 |  #10

Nay. If you must get a generic one for 3 bucks off eBay. At forty bucks you might As well get a yongnuo flash that does ettl




  
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Apr 17, 2010 04:27 |  #11

No.

And - avoid using the popup flash at all cost. It has to be the absolute worst lighting source for photography that has ever been invented. I strongly suggest your getting a Speedlite that can be tilted and rotated so you can bounce the light. Also, getting the light source higher above the lens will help you to avoid red-eye.


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Apr 17, 2010 04:30 |  #12

For US$40 you could buy a simple manual flash with a bounce head.
Look for something really old and second hand.

It would be very simple, but do a job a thousand times better than any fong dong attachment.


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Apr 17, 2010 11:05 |  #13

no.


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Apr 17, 2010 11:23 |  #14

gavinc22 wrote in post #10008935 (external link)
As the topic states, I saw a puffer by Gary Fong at the local shop here that attaches to the pop-up flash on the camera to reduce harsh flash.Just wondering if this is worth the $40.00 until I get some money for a 580? Anyone have any chance to use one of these?

Keep the $40.00 and you'll be that much closer to getting the 580EX. ;)


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Apr 17, 2010 11:31 |  #15

nay, plus it looks kind of weird...


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