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    Default AF-540FGZ diffuser

    Since my gf refused to let me use DIY bounce-card or diffuser on my new AF540FGZ (cause need paste here & there ), I'll need to buy a commercial one. Anyone want to suggest a value for money diffuse system?

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    wah ur gf so particular abt ur flash??

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    Quote Originally Posted by direwuff View Post
    wah ur gf so particular abt ur flash??
    lol cos the flash cost more than the fz7 i bought her She don't want me to paste velcros on it like what I did with the emoblitz

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    Default Re: AF-540FGZ diffuser

    Is this good enough for a diffused flash?

    All shots are raw resized.

    EV +1


    EV 0
    Last edited by longko; 25th March 2007 at 12:02 PM.

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    looks good.

    one thing thats been in my head, how does the 540 flash works when used in say aperture priority, 45 deg + diffuser? all auto?

    then how about using a bounce card, 90 deg up the ceiling, auto too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by southernoise View Post
    looks good.

    one thing thats been in my head, how does the 540 flash works when used in say aperture priority, 45 deg + diffuser? all auto?

    then how about using a bounce card, 90 deg up the ceiling, auto too?
    For 540 everything is auto. It communicate with the camera.

    I make a F**p-it like bounce card with a twist to it.

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    I'm using the Sto-fen Omni-Bounce diffuser on my 540 flash. It works okay, not the best solution, but still better than without It's very easy to put on or off, and doesn't make the flash any bigger. You can leave it on all the time as you wish

    CP has it for sale at fixed price: $30 each.

    STO_FEN:
    http://www.stofen.com/

    A short review:
    http://www.dpreview.com/learn/?/Ligh..._Bounce_01.htm
    Last edited by fengwei; 26th March 2007 at 10:16 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longko View Post
    Is this good enough for a diffused flash?

    All shots are raw resized.

    EV +1
    http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/1577/test1sn2.jpg
    EV 0
    http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/848/test2qn5.jpg
    The light is still abit too harsh to me, especially on the second one.

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    Default Re: AF-540FGZ diffuser

    Here's a new test. Which light would you prefer?

    K10D + Kit lens + AF-540FGZ

    Av Mode RAW, f/5.6, ISO 100, Flash EV 0,
    Photoshop exposure +2 (Due to Flash EV 0), resized 600x402








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    I like the bounce card + diffuser.

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    i used LightSphere ($90) and Stofen(canon 550EX) $18 on my AF540FGZ.
    the lightspere is very big but have slightly better in result.
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    Below picture is shoot by me + ist D + AF540FGZ + LightSpere.
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    Last edited by CSLee; 4th April 2007 at 12:10 AM.

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    Default Re: AF-540FGZ diffuser

    Sorry to say this, but can't really see the result since it's outdoor.

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    Default Re: AF-540FGZ diffuser

    just go for a stofen, good enough for most uses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longko View Post
    Sorry to say this, but can't really see the result since it's outdoor.
    just see face or shadow, i used lightsphere for outdoor back light also.

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    Two more here to compare the LightsphereII and stofen, hope these will help :

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    1.Direct flash

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    2.at 45 degree


    ps:the LightsphereII is very big.
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    Last edited by CSLee; 4th April 2007 at 04:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSLee View Post
    Two more here to compare the Lightsphere and stofen, hope these will help :
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    1.Direct flash

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    2.at 45 degree
    Thanks for taking the trouble. These are flash EV 0 right? Looks like lightsphere is much better, as lesser shadow is being casted. Stofen is brighter & has brighter range. But in term of cost, think stofen more worth it. Maybe I'll get a stofen for events and use my DIYs for normal. (Still prefer my DIY but appearance wise need something commercial )

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    Quote Originally Posted by longko View Post
    Thanks for taking the trouble. These are flash EV 0 right? Looks like lightsphere is much better, as lesser shadow is being casted. Stofen is brighter & has brighter range. But in term of cost, think stofen more worth it. Maybe I'll get a stofen for events and use my DIYs for normal. (Still prefer my DIY but appearance wise need something commercial )
    ya, no exposure adjustment.All shoot at ISO 200 f2.8 on tripod.
    waiting to see your DIY diffuser.
    Last edited by CSLee; 6th April 2007 at 11:05 AM.

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