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Nov 19, 2012 18:38 |  #1

Can anyone assist with some ideas for diffusing my ringflash? I like the convenience of the ringflash for handheld macro work, but am not a fan of the reflections and highlights.

Photos of your diffusion masterpieces welcome. :)


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Nov 20, 2012 07:14 |  #2

as a ring flash user i also wonder if there is a solution about it :)


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Nov 20, 2012 08:27 |  #3

A friend of mine does it this way....very effective and no more weird circular catchlights...and much better light overall.

IMAGE: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8326/8113059018_5bc7fa1220_z.jpg

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Nov 20, 2012 09:07 |  #4

is that a sheet of paper in front of the flash? i was thinking of getting one of these ring flashes.




  
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Nov 20, 2012 09:22 |  #5

Thank you for the link Kurt ;)


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Nov 20, 2012 09:33 |  #6

Sort of defeats the purpose of having a ring flash if you are using it above the lens.


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Nov 20, 2012 11:39 |  #7

Gatorboy wrote in post #15267874 (external link)
Sort of defeats the purpose of having a ring flash if you are using it above the lens.

I was wondering about that, most of them I've seen are on the lens, except for a Nikon setup that has two of them, one on each side




  
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Nov 20, 2012 12:09 |  #8

Gatorboy wrote in post #15267874 (external link)
Sort of defeats the purpose of having a ring flash if you are using it above the lens.

If you already have a ring flash and want to get better light quality for macro, mounting it and diffusing is the way to go


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Nov 20, 2012 15:36 |  #9

I just sellotaped strips of white cloth cut to the shape of the bulbs, works fine. If shooting ants or Jumping spider eyes then you still get the circular highlights but not a problem for most subjects.


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Nov 20, 2012 19:10 |  #10

i put vellum paper and packing foam on mine,that ish is using now,and it certainly helps.


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Nov 20, 2012 19:48 |  #11

mandokid1 wrote in post #15269965 (external link)
i put vellum paper and packing foam on mine,that ish is using now,and it certainly helps.

Can you show us your set up?


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Dec 04, 2012 11:41 |  #12

mandokid1 wrote in post #15269965 (external link)
i put vellum paper and packing foam on mine,that ish is using now,and it certainly helps.

Yes can you show your setup please?

orionmystery wrote in post #15267622 (external link)
A friend of mine does it this way....very effective and no more weird circular catchlights...and much better light overall.

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More info here:
http://orionmystery.bl​ogspot.com …11/hishams-macro-rig.html (external link)

Canon MR14 ex has slightly different shape, so i can`t attach ruler :(


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Dec 05, 2012 20:20 |  #13

havent got any pics of the set-up,but will post my 3 different set-ups i use after the holidays when i have more time.i,m a courier and going nuts at work right now!


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Dec 05, 2012 22:35 |  #14

mandokid1 wrote in post #15331534 (external link)
havent got any pics of the set-up,but will post my 3 different set-ups i use after the holidays when i have more time.i,m a courier and going nuts at work right now!

Thanks, Denis. Much appreciated.


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