A&P Made a Diffuser for an old unidirectional flash. *pics*

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  1. FindersKeepers

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    a uni directional flash never was my most favorite choice in flashes this one was given to me by my dad and I figured i'd play with it and see if I can tone it down some

    It has 3 modes.... Off, Manual and Auto, I can't adjust it through the camera, so I've come to figure out the three modes are actually... Off, Blinding, and not so blinding.

    I was bored with nothing better to do and decided to make a diffuser for it, since its uni directional and the output is far too harsh without one to even THINK about using it.


    With it, it's actually a useable head, and I have a cheap, compact backup head... Without it, its junk, almost unusable.

    The next one I make, I'm going to cone it out so theres a bit of a wider "screen" at the front.


    Pics:

    The first attempt on the right, the 2nd on the head :o
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    I'm a slaaaaave for you
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    Obligatory doggah pics
    without diff
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    With diff
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    Light in the garage with white wall background, to show shadow diffused

    without
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    With
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    and finally Tiggerrrr placed in a corner, pure gloss white wall 6 inches too the left of the photo, so the flash bounced off that wall as well

    Without
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    with diff
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    I sitll probably wont use it often, but, its nice to know that I have a backup flash head I can use in case anything happens to my other
     
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    LOL, your doggah stayed in same position for your non diffused shot and diffused shot. Awesome modeling doggah.
     
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    I don't know if you did it intentionally, but the drop light's shadow is really diffused. Looks good, and at the same time I think you've lost a stop of light.
     
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    It looks like it's worth it. The diffused shots look much better :bigthumb:
     
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    Overall I was trying to get the softer shadows, in some situations I find myself unable to bounce off a ceiling or what not, and sharp shadows look ugly as sin in most cases htis flash is always sitting in my bag, so if the other dies, i have a liable backup now, where before, I'd rather have used onboard for backup :o
     
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    Oh, yeah definitely worth it. Really cute doggah :cool:


    Doggah crew :h5:
     
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    :h5:


    He's a JackAuPoo..

    JackRussel/Australian sheppard (his mom)
    Poodle (his dad, mangy little tiny thing that dug under our fence to get to his mom).


    His mother (rolex) was the most well mannered, calm Jack i've ever seen, and Pluto (the above photo), is the most loving dog, I've EVER seen, and seriously gives hugs.

    If you ask him for a hug, he'll jump up onto you, flatten his belly against your chest, a paw on either side of your neck, and squeeze.

    It's absolutely crazy :eek3:
     
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    That sounds awesome :eek5:
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    thats pretty awesome. I lost mine for my SB800... need to get a new one. :hs:
     
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    Killyin Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies.

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    won't fit in my camera bad, sadly. :hs:
     
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    This is great because I can put batteries inside it and it keeps its shape if anything lands on it in the bag :big grin:
     

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