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FORUMS General Gear Talk Flash and Studio Lighting 
Thread started 17 Feb 2010 (Wednesday) 16:47
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DIY Speedlite difuser

 
kfyount
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Feb 17, 2010 16:47 |  #1

While it isn't such a big DIY thing, I thought it might be worth mentioning. Here in Germany, Aldi is the king of "discount" grocery stores. They have a line called "Be Light" and one of the the products is a yogurt drink. It comes in 1 liter size plastic bottles.

The best about these specific bottles is that after you peel off the plastic outer label, you have a pure white, thin plastic bottle. I took a pair of scissors and cut off the neck. I tried it for size and while it is a bit small for my 430 EZ, it fits pretty well without anything on my 420EX.

I am pretty sure one could figure out how to split the sides and slide it onto the larger Speedlites or build an adapter of some sort.

I tried it out on some close up "product"-type shots and was pleased with the results. Nice, soft light - thick enough to diffuse nicely and thin enough that it doesn't waste the light - it is also light weight enough to stay without fastening. Now to keep experimenting and adapt them to the other sizes.

Probably would work with any similar size white plastic drink bottles.


Kevin
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