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Is the Omni diffuser worth it?

 
syco
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May 30, 2008 12:13 |  #1

Hi
The Omni flash diffusers don't add any area to the flash so are they really adding any useful diffusion? Are they just reducing the output preventing slight overexposure and couldn't I achieve the same affect by simply dialing down the flash a little (and extend my battery life) ?


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May 31, 2008 03:23 |  #2

Nobody has responded so I guess that answers your question.

Make yourself a bounce card. It's cheaper and more effective.
http://www.abetterboun​cecard.com/ (external link)


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May 31, 2008 13:07 |  #3

martinsmith wrote in post #5629591 (external link)
Nobody has responded so I guess that answers your question.

lol, I guess so! thanks for the link.


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Jun 12, 2008 13:57 |  #4

I made one of these
http://super.nova.org/​DPR/DIY01/ (external link)
with the funfoam from Walmart.

What a difference it makes, and it folds flat. Very cool


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Jun 12, 2008 15:54 |  #5

syco wrote in post #5625645 (external link)
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The Omni flash diffusers don't add any area to the flash so are they really adding any useful diffusion?

Indoors, they are bouncing the light on ceilings, walls, floors -- they can make a HUGE light source. They are well worth it.

Outdoors, just keep it in your bag.


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Jun 12, 2008 17:10 |  #6

Indoors the ceilings, walls, floors are the HUGE light source, not the omni-bounce.

Learn to bounce the light without one and you will be better off in the long run.


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Jun 12, 2008 19:20 |  #7

Short answer: if you know what you're doing: no. If you have no idea: yes (inside).


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Jun 12, 2008 21:31 |  #8

Titus213 wrote in post #5711223 (external link)
Indoors the ceilings, walls, floors are the HUGE light source, not the omni-bounce.

Learn to bounce the light without one and you will be better off in the long run.

I agree.

I used one but it didn't add much that a swivel/bounce of the flash couldn't do.

I got good results with an index card rubberbanded to the flash as well. Much cheaper than the STOFEN too. ;)


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