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ekkybedmond
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Jan 25, 2016 07:41 |  #1

Canon user here

have and use the 420EX and Metz 48AF

Looking for a shallow diffuser (NOT the OmniBounce type) so that the light only goes to front, albeit diffused (and not to the sides).

Should I:

Buy and butcher a few cheap omni's ones on eBay, by cutting em up and bringing the front backwards to close to the glass of the flash

or

Block off the sides with black (?) tape, so the light only goes to the fornt


I see that there are shallow diffusers (fi for the 600RT) but not fo all speedlight

thxs




  
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Jan 25, 2016 07:44 |  #2

Why would you want to use a diffuser, but limit its effectiveness by limiting its bounce? The only way a diffuser softens light is by spreading it around to adjacent surfaces, otherwise its pointless.




  
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Jan 25, 2016 08:08 |  #3

What about the Gary Fong Lightblade Diffuser?

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Jan 25, 2016 08:13 |  #4

1KIND wrote in post #17871843 (external link)
What about the Gary Fong Lightblade Diffuser?

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GF Lightblade - $35.
3x5 card & rubber band - < $0.02


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Jan 25, 2016 10:08 |  #5

Bassat wrote in post #17871845 (external link)
3x5 card & rubber band - < $0.02


That's always been my go-to when I don't want to mess with off-camera flash. Cheap, simple, adjustable, effective... can't beat it.




  
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Jan 25, 2016 10:27 |  #6

Printer paper works well also. :)

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Jan 25, 2016 11:56 as a reply to  @ gjl711's post |  #7

Hey, thanks a bunch for posting that photo. I have a new use for my OC cord! I've used a setup like that, but manage it with 622-TX and 2-622c units. DUH!


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Jan 25, 2016 14:28 |  #8

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GF Lightblade - $35.

i just spit beer all over my keyboard.


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Jan 25, 2016 20:05 |  #9

ekkybedmond wrote in post #17871809 (external link)
Canon user here

have and use the 420EX and Metz 48AF

Looking for a shallow diffuser (NOT the OmniBounce type) so that the light only goes to front, albeit diffused (and not to the sides).

Should I:

Buy and butcher a few cheap omni's ones on eBay, by cutting em up and bringing the front backwards to close to the glass of the flash

or

Block off the sides with black (?) tape, so the light only goes to the fornt


I see that there are shallow diffusers (fi for the 600RT) but not fo all speedlight

thxs

Heya,

Check out the Rogue flash bender. You can get a super version that can even take a grid.

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Feb 15, 2016 08:45 as a reply to  @ MalVeauX's post |  #10

I know they have a grid system and the light bender but which bender takes which grid?


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Feb 15, 2016 09:48 |  #11

ekkybedmond wrote in post #17871809 (external link)
Canon user here

have and use the 420EX and Metz 48AF

Looking for a shallow diffuser (NOT the OmniBounce type) so that the light only goes to front, albeit diffused (and not to the sides).

Should I:

Buy and butcher a few cheap omni's ones on eBay, by cutting em up and bringing the front backwards to close to the glass of the flash

or

Block off the sides with black (?) tape, so the light only goes to the fornt


I see that there are shallow diffusers (fi for the 600RT) but not fo all speedlight

thxs

It would be better if you say what are going to use the diffuser for. On camera or off camera?
What are shooting and how far? macro? Events? Portraits?


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Feb 15, 2016 10:05 |  #12

TonyKInTexas wrote in post #17898953 (external link)
I know they have a grid system and the light bender but which bender takes which grid?

The grids don't work with the flashbnender. They are a separate product. The grids mount on the flash to limit spread.




  
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Feb 15, 2016 11:16 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #13

Maybe he is talking about this :

http://cdn.shopify.com …rip-Grid.jpg?v=1424799886 (external link)

http://rogueflash.com …-2-xl-pro-lighting-system (external link)




  
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Feb 15, 2016 11:56 |  #14

I enjoy my flashbender but thats ridiculous.




  
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Feb 16, 2016 08:58 |  #15

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But it looks real good. It will impress non photographers :-)


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