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Sep 02, 2006 07:45 |  #1

I was looking for a Stofen diffuser for a sigma flash but im not finding one. Any suggestions on a good diffuser? THanks


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Sep 02, 2006 21:27 |  #2

What flash model?



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Sep 03, 2006 01:39 |  #3

Selecting flash diffusers is a bit more complicated than just buying one IMO. I have several for different situations. So it depends on what you want to do with one. Bounce flash is always good once you figure it out. And you can accomplish lots with an index card and a rubber band.


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Sep 03, 2006 06:40 |  #4

The model C Sto-fen Omni-Bounce fits the Sigma 500 series flash units.You have to stretch it a bit to get it on the flash head, but it will work as long as you're careful not to damage the flash when installing and removing.

Ditto what Titus said.


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Sep 03, 2006 15:20 as a reply to  @ Curtis N's post |  #5

Curtis N wrote:
The model C Sto-fen Omni-Bounce fits the Sigma 500 series flash units.You have to stretch it a bit to get it on the flash head, but it will work as long as you're careful not to damage the flash when installing and removing.

Ditto what Titus said.

I got a Sigma 500 Super and the Stofen model C works fine.

As stated by Surtis, you have to stretch it a bit at start, but after 1 week of using it, it will fit in just fine.


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Sep 03, 2006 16:35 |  #6

I like "Bounty" ;)


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Sep 03, 2006 16:59 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #7

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I like "Bounty" ;)

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Sep 03, 2006 17:45 |  #8

Thanks for the replies everyone. I've never used an external flash before. I ordered the Sigma 500 ST DG. I already ordered a diffuser from ebay, but its probably junk because now Im thinking its not a Sto-fen. Oh well, I was looking for something to use when taking portrait like pictures of friends and family. This is what I bought.

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Sep 03, 2006 17:50 |  #9

All the Stofen is , is a peice of white plastic that fits the front of the flash,.. if this thing from E-bay fits, then that's 99% of the battl;e won there. I doubt you'll see a difference at all in light/diffusion quality IMHO.


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Sep 03, 2006 18:56 |  #10

Compared to say a LightSphere or Lumiquest ProMax System the price is great. You can't go too far wrong IMO.


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Sep 03, 2006 19:08 |  #11

Yeah the Sto-Fen isn't exactly filled with cutting-edge technology. If your Ebay diffuser fits and doesn't fall off, my guess is it'll work just as good.


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Sep 03, 2006 19:23 |  #12

Actually, be sure to let us know how they fit when it arrives. I don't have Stofenb's for my current flashes, never used the one I used to have often anywyas. But for $8.00 I might grab one :)


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Sep 08, 2006 22:08 |  #13

I got the diffuser and my Sigma flash. It fits like crap. You have to be super careful putting it on, it almost won't go. I'm hoping it'll get easier as i use it though.


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Sep 09, 2006 09:17 as a reply to  @ Stump's post |  #14

I also got a plastic diffuser from ebay. It came with instructions to put it in hot water for several minutes and when soft, put it on the flash. It worked like a charm. it kept the shape and now I don't have any problem with it.


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