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Yongnuo YN24EX Diffusers

 
JasonC007
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Feb 18, 2018 08:44 |  #1

I have finally managed to finish my diffusion kit for the Yongnuo YNEX24. I did create another topic on this a while back but it went off topic like usual so hopefully this one won't, we'll see!

I will make these available in the selling forum shortly but this is just to explain a bit about them. Note that I do not seel these commercially, I make these as a hobby and make them available to others if they want and ask for them. I also put them on ebay now and again if I have some spare printing time to make some.

These are based on the version I made for the MT-24-EX with some fit adjustments and a few other changes/enhancements.

Regarding the flash unit itself compared to the MT24-EX I prefer it so far, bar a couple of niggles which I have managed to fix and I've mentioned below.

The flash system was all designed using a 3D CAD system and then 3D printed using various materials, providing a good fitting, professional looking set of diffusers, compared to home made paper/plastic ones etc.


The kit consists of the following:

2 x Diffuser bodies (Black).

2 x Diffuser body inserts (White) (glued in place) - Improved from previous versions these are now shinier so reflect light better.

2 x Straps (flexible) for attaching the bodies to the flash heads.

2 x Diffusion faces (White) (magnetic attachment) - The graduated face on these has been changed slightly due to the slightly different angle of the new diffuser bodies which puts the hot-spot in a different position.

2 x Blank frames which can be used to attach your own diffusion material - I don't recommend using additional diffusion material as all this does is reduce light, but I make these available anyway so give people the choice.

2 x Oval shaped covers (Black) (magnetic attachment). These provide an Oval shaped reflection in your subject.

2 x Diffuser extensions (White). These can be used to add more diffusion but make it trickier to get the camera in position because they protrude a lot more. These can be attached to the back of the diffuser body when not in use.

1 x Box to hold 6 x face attachments to keep them safe.

2 x Flash mounts - These were adjustable on the MT-24EX version but I found that I never adjusted them once I have them at the correct angle, so I made fixed ones at the correct angle to start with. You can tilt/spin the flash heads anyway.

4 x Anti-rotate ring attachments - One of the niggles with the Yongnuo is that the flash mount ring that clips onto the adaptor rings, spin because it does not grip well enough so, I made an adaptor for each ring which is tightened onto the lens with the metal ring and it has notches in it which the flash mount ring clicks into, this stops the flash mount ring rotating when you don't want it to.

1 x Lens cap. This is another niggle of the Yongnuo, there is no lens cap included and there are no standard size lens caps that fit, so I made one out of flexible material that fits onto the front of the flash mount ring. I did this rather than making a cap for each sized metal ring.


Overall diffusion is as good as the MT24 version but with much brighter focusing lights you can illuminate the subject much easier through the diffuser face.

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Feb 18, 2018 08:44 |  #2

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Canon 80D | 24-105L | 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro | MP-E65 f/2.8 1-5x Macro | Tamron 150-600 | Sigma 10mm Fisheye | EF 24mm f/2.8 Pancake | MT-24EX | 600EX-RT |
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Feb 18, 2018 10:31 |  #3

This looks great! I've been waiting for these. Looks like you've done an excellent job.


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Feb 18, 2018 10:45 |  #4

They came out great. Do you have a link?


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Feb 18, 2018 11:38 |  #5

Thanks both :) I have sent you a PM cappo.


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Feb 26, 2018 14:43 |  #6

I would love to have a link as well, I have been thinking about buying this as well but have been looking for a diffuser




  
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Mar 04, 2018 21:32 |  #7

Hello, I signed up just to reply to this thread. I bought this flash a month or two ago and have been trying to build a diffuser in my spare time ever since.
I know (knew) nothing of this kind of stuff so I have been reading everything I could here there and everywhere I could. I eventually found a video on youtube of a guy showing how he made some out of old oil containers. Something as simple as watching a video is what finally gave me a real starting point. I eventually found something I thought would work (plastic containers from a supermarket) and made my own using gaffer tape, aluminum foil, velcro and white diffusion paper/gel. While so far with some test shots I think they're great, they're bulky and prone to damage. You seem to have come up with the perfect solution.
I stumbled upon this thread late last night from looking at images of other peoples setups on Google Images and couldn't believe I had missed the thread. But I see why, it was posted shortly after I started eyeing things in every day life for parts.
I have a buddy that does 3D printing (which I know absolutely nothing about) for work so I guess question one is:
Any chance of uploading the... files(?) required for others to do this. Again I don't know how it works, I'm just under the assumption you have a file that gets sent to the printer then magic!
Question 2: can you send me the link to where you're selling them?

I'm looking forward to Spring to try mine out but I would love some nice ones as well that aren't prone to damage (as well as the other things like lens cap). I dread having to rip the paper off mine and redo them again when they get dirty or have a hole poked in them haha. Not that it's a big deal, just something I'd love to do without.
Thanks and sorry for the long winded non-proof read post. :lol:
Oh I can attach an image I see... going to try to add one from before I added the velcro strap that holds them in place.


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Mar 05, 2018 08:28 |  #8

Doemasters wrote in post #18572843 (external link)
I would love to have a link as well, I have been thinking about buying this as well but have been looking for a diffuser

I don't have a buying link yet but please PM if you want some, I make them to order.


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Mar 05, 2018 08:35 |  #9

BrianHalePhoto wrote in post #18577792 (external link)
Hello, I signed up just to reply to this thread. I bought this flash a month or two ago and have been trying to build a diffuser in my spare time ever since.
I know (knew) nothing of this kind of stuff so I have been reading everything I could here there and everywhere I could. I eventually found a video on youtube of a guy showing how he made some out of old oil containers. Something as simple as watching a video is what finally gave me a real starting point. I eventually found something I thought would work (plastic containers from a supermarket) and made my own using gaffer tape, aluminum foil, velcro and white diffusion paper/gel. While so far with some test shots I think they're great, they're bulky and prone to damage. You seem to have come up with the perfect solution.
I stumbled upon this thread late last night from looking at images of other peoples setups on Google Images and couldn't believe I had missed the thread. But I see why, it was posted shortly after I started eyeing things in every day life for parts.
I have a buddy that does 3D printing (which I know absolutely nothing about) for work so I guess question one is:
Any chance of uploading the... files(?) required for others to do this. Again I don't know how it works, I'm just under the assumption you have a file that gets sent to the printer then magic!
Question 2: can you send me the link to where you're selling them?

I'm looking forward to Spring to try mine out but I would love some nice ones as well that aren't prone to damage (as well as the other things like lens cap). I dread having to rip the paper off mine and redo them again when they get dirty or have a hole poked in them haha. Not that it's a big deal, just something I'd love to do without.
Thanks and sorry for the long winded non-proof read post. :lol:
Oh I can attach an image I see... going to try to add one from before I added the velcro strap that holds them in place.
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Hi Brian,

No I don't advertise them much, mainly because of lack of time but, I'm glad you found them :)

I struggle keeping up with orders sometimes (they take approx 36 hours to print, then it requires some assembling) so I am planning to upload the files soon so people with 3D printers can download and print them to try and free up a bit of my time. I will try and get this done in the next couple of weeks. If you want to buy them instead please PM me as I need to calculate postage but the price for the diffusers currently stands at £50+postage.


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Mar 05, 2018 22:05 as a reply to  @ JasonC007's post |  #10

Says I need to have at least twenty posts before I can send PM's lol. I believe I saw a link to your Flickr while I was there so i'll send you a message thru that :-|




  
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Mar 27, 2018 11:53 |  #11

For anyone interested, you can find a little review of these diffusers here - https://www.youtube.co​m …PCHzdu10&featur​e=youtu.be (external link)

Note that there have been some slight changes since I first posted, mainly that I have resigned the diffuser extensions while I design something new. I felt that these did not make a huge amount of difference and were slightly harder to use when attached.


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Apr 02, 2018 12:26 |  #12

I got a set of these diffusors from Jason and today I finally had the chance to go out and shoot with them. I'm very happy with the result :-)


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Apr 02, 2018 12:30 as a reply to  @ Michael456's post |  #13

Great, I'm glad you like them :)


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May 15, 2018 02:08 |  #14

Very nice work Jason. Been looking for a setup like this for ages. Finally someone took the chance to 3D print a custom/well fitted diffusor system. I signed up to say thank you. Of course i am also interested in buying a set for the Yongnuo. I cant PM you yet :(.Could you please send me a PM?




  
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May 15, 2018 05:23 |  #15

Hysso wrote in post #18625936 (external link)
Very nice work Jason. Been looking for a setup like this for ages. Finally someone took the chance to 3D print a custom/well fitted diffusor system. I signed up to say thank you. Of course i am also interested in buying a set for the Yongnuo. I cant PM you yet :(.Could you please send me a PM?

Thanks Hysso.

I will send you a PM :)

Jason


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