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Oct 18, 2009 10:33 |  #1

So, I was disgusted with my Point n shoots (Sd850IS) Flash.. it was small and harsh.. SO i decided to fix that. so here is what i came up with... The "Frankenflash"!

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Not as evenly lit as id really like but im working on that.. its all about the diffusion!
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Oct 18, 2009 11:00 |  #2

Appears a bit smaller and more refined than other frankenrings I've seen, but I can't make out what the disc is likely to be from. Care to share?


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Oct 18, 2009 21:11 |  #3

Well, since you have the same first name as I do...lol its a "Staples" Paper clip (the small, clamp type..I think they are Binder clips?) Container cut down to size.. its the medium sized one.. Heres a link to a blue print (sorta) that explains it better .. http://www.brokenfence​photography.com/photos​/670848318_67Sfm-X3.jpg (external link)


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Oct 18, 2009 21:21 |  #4

Thanks for the update, Craig.

It's one of the more elegant frankenrings I've seen, as mentioned, and you've done a great job of it.
I'll maybe have use for this information, should I manage to replace my sold(and missed) S3IS.
That image you linked is indeed detailed and informative. I could easily modify as needed.

Well done, sir, and thanks.


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Oct 19, 2009 06:54 as a reply to  @ SkedAddled's post |  #5

No Problem.
Yeah, you can modify it for what ever you use, I will say, the hardest part in diffusing the flash enough so its not too hot where it enters the ring.. I have 3 layers of diffusion there and I still think its a bit hot.. the down side is that it doesnt work well afer about 3 feet.. i suppose on an advanced P&S cam like the G10 with Manual controls, you can drop the shutter a big, go full flash and open the Aperture and raise ISO to compen sate.. It also just hit me to check my settings for flash comp as I might have it turned way down cause the bare flash is so hot.. that plus I was on ISO80..lol Duh.. I guess i am too excited to check those things!


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