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Is the built in diffuser on the 430ex ii usable or..

 
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Feb 22, 2011 12:21 |  #1

can I paint it white since it seems as though a built in bounce card would see a lot more use? I just got my flash a couple minutes ago so apologies in advance if this is a mickey mouse question.


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Feb 22, 2011 12:33 |  #2

You could just shove a piece of paper in the slot and call it a bounce card ^^


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Feb 22, 2011 12:37 |  #3

Thats not a diffuser, its a wide angle panel It spreads the light out to cover the angle of a wide angle lens. Do not pain it white for a couple reasons. The primary one being heat buildup. You could fry your light. The second being there are lots of better ways to diffuse your flash, namely a bounce card.




  
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Feb 22, 2011 12:48 |  #4

grab a rubber band and an index card


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Feb 22, 2011 12:49 |  #5

get a $11 Stofen diffuser. they work just fine


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Feb 23, 2011 01:46 |  #6

Pulling out the wide angle fresnell lens sets the zoom to 14mm, which may not always be what you want.


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