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    Default Re: has anybody tried making a bounce for built-in flash

    lumiquest already have it.... just darn it does not fit the minolta mount...

    anyway its just 20 bucks at CP (i think), abundance of it.
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    Default Re: has anybody tried making a bounce for built-in flash

    Maybe a bit different. Someone DIY cigarette pack into diffuser for build-in flash. Not healthy choice thought.

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    Default Re: has anybody tried making a bounce for built-in flash

    Quote Originally Posted by Artosoft View Post
    Maybe a bit different. Someone DIY cigarette pack into diffuser for build-in flash. Not healthy choice thought.

    Lost the link.

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    Yup, I saw that too. It's pretty creative. I know that there are bros out there who use cardboards & A4 sized papers too. Cheap & serves the purpose.
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    kewl...

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    Default Re: has anybody tried making a bounce for built-in flash

    Previously someone did post a simple paper cutout template to place between the flash and body of the 350D. It sort of difuse the light. Dunno where the link is now.

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    Yea there were a few threads on this before. I had an old thread using a jelly cup and tracing paper.. the cog box one looks good too.
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    Default Re: has anybody tried making a bounce for built-in flash

    Actually I have a piece of white plastic (small whiteboard for school children) which my daughters don't use anymore. Thinking of using that as a bounce card. Looking for some industrial cutter now to cut it. Probably can cut it to 4-6 pieces.
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    Best result I've had was with a plaster board (construction supply, dirt cheap, used for quick panelling) and a little bit of insulation wrapper. This is highly reflective, but with a pattern on it. Same stuff used for Royce chocolates. Mind you, you can use the Royce wrapper for smaller reflectors!

    just stick the insulation wrapper on one side of the plaster board. That way, one side is a nice matte white, the other is a bright reflector.

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    Nice DIY solutions. Can someone please post pictures of their solutions so we can copy them? I'm particularly interested in how these are mounted onto/beside the built in flash.

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    Default Re: has anybody tried making a bounce for built-in flash

    Anybody can help me to cut the thin whiteboard to make it into a bounce card?
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    www.abetterbouncecard.com

    works very darn well for me =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratix View Post
    www.abetterbouncecard.com

    works very darn well for me =)
    Thanks this is very informative and useful. Thanks for sharing it. The downside is you still need a real flash (not the built-in one). I guess there is no available diffuser for built-ins.

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    Default Re: has anybody tried making a bounce for built-in flash

    Quote Originally Posted by digisnap View Post
    Thanks this is very informative and useful. Thanks for sharing it. The downside is you still need a real flash (not the built-in one). I guess there is no available diffuser for built-ins.
    Didn't DCA already mentioned it? there is a LumiQuest for built-in flash diffuser.. cost about $20 at CP, in fact you can go to CP website and under Special Offers page 4, the product is there.

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    Thanks for the link Azul. That was very detailed. Wonder if this solution can be "created" at home instead of bought

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