Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Macro Talk 
Thread started 12 Jul 2014 (Saturday) 11:05
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

DIY Pringles Can Diffuser Tutorial

 
Hamster-X
Senior Member
Avatar
403 posts
Likes: 4
Joined Apr 2014
     
Jul 12, 2014 11:05 |  #1

Hi everyone.

Since I couldn't find any kind of tutorial with photos or video on how to make one of these, I made one myself. Hope this helps some people out.

http://youtu.be/sjjl_h​eLrjM (external link)


"No one sees it like you do"
600D (T3i) | 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM | 18-55 IS II | 55-250 IS II | 50mm 1.8 II
Yongnuo 565EX Flash | Meike Extension Tubes | Some other stuff
500px (external link)
flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
wayne9999
Member
132 posts
Likes: 2
Joined Jun 2011
     
Jul 12, 2014 18:59 |  #2

I saw a write up about it somewhere, but didn't bookmark it. But this will be helpful to many, I'm sure! I can't watch it at home myself, since I'm on dialup.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Hamster-X
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
403 posts
Likes: 4
Joined Apr 2014
     
Jul 13, 2014 10:08 |  #3

wayne9999 wrote in post #17027648 (external link)
I saw a write up about it somewhere, but didn't bookmark it. But this will be helpful to many, I'm sure! I can't watch it at home myself, since I'm on dialup.

Thanks! I sure hope so. :)


"No one sees it like you do"
600D (T3i) | 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM | 18-55 IS II | 55-250 IS II | 50mm 1.8 II
Yongnuo 565EX Flash | Meike Extension Tubes | Some other stuff
500px (external link)
flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
CanopicJar
Goldmember
Avatar
4,300 posts
Gallery: 140 photos
Likes: 387
Joined May 2014
Location: Bethel, Ohio
     
Jul 13, 2014 22:01 |  #4

Well Done Jon! I am using single thickness on the diffusion wrapping foam, so I am definitely going to add another layer to mine. I also want to find the plastic you used to cap it off. That's a great idea.


Travis
Canon 70D | Canon 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 STM | Canon 55-250 f/4-5.6 IS STM | Canon 100mm Macro f/2.8 USM | Twin Speedlite 270EX II's | Speedlite 550EX | Set of tubes
flickr (external link) My other hobby (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
halitime
Goldmember
Avatar
1,271 posts
Likes: 18
Joined Feb 2009
Location: Lantzville B.C. Can.
     
Jul 14, 2014 01:16 |  #5

I made similar ones without the tube and used paper towel with the translucent lid that matches the bowl. Cut the paper and then just snap the lid on to hold it in place.


Gear List : 1D MK II n,Gripped XSi,70-200 f4,300 f4 IS,Canon 24-105 f4,35 f2 IS,EF 50 1.8 MK I,EF-S 10-22,Canon 1.4 II Extender,Canon 25mm Ext Tube,YN 468/460 II,RF 602's
http://www.flickr.com/​photos/halitime/sets/ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Hamster-X
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
403 posts
Likes: 4
Joined Apr 2014
     
Jul 14, 2014 04:17 |  #6

CanopicJar wrote in post #17030088 (external link)
Well Done Jon! I am using single thickness on the diffusion wrapping foam, so I am definitely going to add another layer to mine. I also want to find the plastic you used to cap it off. That's a great idea.

Thanks Travis. I actually have 3 of them now, one of which I only use for experimenting with different types and amounts of diffusion material.
Another thing I found that works pretty well is tracing paper. :D

halitime wrote in post #17030360 (external link)
I made similar ones without the tube and used paper towel with the translucent lid that matches the bowl. Cut the paper and then just snap the lid on to hold it in place.

Nice! There are hundreds of different ways for making these. It's just a matter of experimenting and finding what works for your needs. :D


"No one sees it like you do"
600D (T3i) | 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM | 18-55 IS II | 55-250 IS II | 50mm 1.8 II
Yongnuo 565EX Flash | Meike Extension Tubes | Some other stuff
500px (external link)
flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Orias
Member
109 posts
Gallery: 19 photos
Likes: 85
Joined May 2011
Location: Madrid, Spain
     
Jul 16, 2014 06:05 as a reply to  @ Hamster-X's post |  #7

Nice work Jon ... did you make this video at work! The table looks familiar :cool:

I'll give this a shot when I get home tonight if I have time (a good excuse to get Pringles). I have some plastic bowls that I think will work fine. Might be a good alternative to my Rice Krispie MacGyver flash diffuser!

Cheers!


Canon EOS 70D + Canon EF 70-300 F4-5.6L IS USM + Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM + Canon 10-18mm IS USM, Canon 18-135mm, Canon 50mm 1.8, Canon 55-250mm IS + Canon Speedlight 430 EXII
My Site - Arup Photography (external link)
500px - http://500px.com/arnie​arup (external link)
Flickr - James Flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Hamster-X
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
403 posts
Likes: 4
Joined Apr 2014
     
Jul 16, 2014 07:54 |  #8

Orias wrote in post #17035100 (external link)
Nice work Jon ... did you make this video at work! The table looks familiar :cool:

I'll give this a shot when I get home tonight if I have time (a good excuse to get Pringles). I have some plastic bowls that I think will work fine. Might be a good alternative to my Rice Krispie MacGyver flash diffuser!

Cheers!

:lol::lol:

At home actually. It's just an Ikea center table. xD

Let us know how it went, and post some results! :D


"No one sees it like you do"
600D (T3i) | 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM | 18-55 IS II | 55-250 IS II | 50mm 1.8 II
Yongnuo 565EX Flash | Meike Extension Tubes | Some other stuff
500px (external link)
flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
TheNewGuy01
Member
Avatar
45 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Apr 2010
Location: LI. NY.
     
Jul 18, 2014 13:19 |  #9

Great job Thanks for the video, I had purchased a can of pringles (corn chips) just for this purpose a few weeks ago after getting a Canon 100mm Macro and this video was just what I needed to get me started.

Just one question, I have a Canon 430EXII flash where I can set the focal length which allows a tight flash beam or a more diffuse one, I assume that I should set it to the smallest focal length, what do people use?

Thanks


EOS 80D, EOS 450D/XSI, EF 50mm F1.8 STM, EF 100mm F/2.8 macro, Tamron SP 17-50MM F/2.8 XR Di II VC, EF-S 18-55mm IS, Tamron 70-300 Di VC USD, 430EXII
Ricoh KR-5 Super 52mmf2

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Hamster-X
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
403 posts
Likes: 4
Joined Apr 2014
     
Jul 18, 2014 13:44 |  #10

TheNewGuy01 wrote in post #17039968 (external link)
Great job Thanks for the video, I had purchased a can of pringles (corn chips) just for this purpose a few weeks ago after getting a Canon 100mm Macro and this video was just what I needed to get me started.

Just one question, I have a Canon 430EXII flash where I can set the focal length which allows a tight flash beam or a more diffuse one, I assume that I should set it to the smallest focal length, what do people use?

Thanks

Thanks! I'm really glad it helped!

As for your question, I'm still undecided on which focal length I prefer my flash to be set to. I've tried everything between the lowest setting and the equivalent of my lens. So far, the results I'm happiest with are around 50. It's a matter of experimenting with it I would say.


"No one sees it like you do"
600D (T3i) | 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM | 18-55 IS II | 55-250 IS II | 50mm 1.8 II
Yongnuo 565EX Flash | Meike Extension Tubes | Some other stuff
500px (external link)
flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Brain ­ Mechanic
Goldmember
Avatar
3,526 posts
Likes: 15
Joined Apr 2010
     
Jul 18, 2014 13:54 |  #11
bannedPermanent ban

Great tutorial!


Gear: a toothed wheel :p
"To be of good quality, you have to excuse yourself from the presence of shallow and callow minded individuals" Michael Bassey Johnson
--Oscar--
flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Hamster-X
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
403 posts
Likes: 4
Joined Apr 2014
     
Jul 18, 2014 18:30 |  #12

Brain Mechanic wrote in post #17040054 (external link)
Great tutorial!

Thank you BM! :D


"No one sees it like you do"
600D (T3i) | 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM | 18-55 IS II | 55-250 IS II | 50mm 1.8 II
Yongnuo 565EX Flash | Meike Extension Tubes | Some other stuff
500px (external link)
flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

3,883 views & 0 likes for this thread
DIY Pringles Can Diffuser Tutorial
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Macro Talk 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is championlover1
741 guests, 327 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.