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    1) what is that white rectangular "cap" that you use to put over your external flash. mostly used on day time... when shooting. is it called diffuser??

    2) i have a sb600. and there is similiar lid - glass color( comes with sb600) that i can pull out on top of flash to cover the flash.. is it the same??

    both same function. keen to learn.. anyone can help??

    thanks

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    think u referring to the stofen diffuser. i think nikon has it on the sb800 no?

    http://www.stofen.com/Store/Products.htm

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    yes.. that is it.

    but what is the glass lid that can be pulled out from the top of sb600 flash head??

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    have you read your flash owner manual yet??
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    Quote Originally Posted by kktan88 View Post
    yes.. that is it.

    but what is the glass lid that can be pulled out from the top of sb600 flash head??
    its for wide angle shots.

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    Omni Bounce actually gives you a wider angle of lights and produce softer effect than using the diffuse screen.

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    That small plastic that u can pull out is for close range shots and your flash is very much in the forward pointing position. it does diffuse the flash abit if u use it for shots not that near, 4-6m away it give similiar effect as those diffuser cap but not as good but somewhere near lah
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    Default Re: newbie question on flash

    Quote Originally Posted by kktan88 View Post
    1) what is that white rectangular "cap" that you use to put over your external flash. mostly used on day time... when shooting. is it called diffuser??
    to be best used in a room with ceiling and walls to bounce on

    see how it works

    Quote Originally Posted by kktan88 View Post
    1)2) i have a sb600. and there is similiar lid - glass color( comes with sb600) that i can pull out on top of flash to cover the flash.. is it the same??

    both same function. keen to learn.. anyone can help??
    wah this one must RTFM but basically it is for wider flash coverage

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    screen protector!
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    kidding.

    you could read the manual (can download one) if u are not sure. Search around and you'll find the answers.

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    thanks guys,,

    where can i buy a stofen or omni diffuser??

    and abt how much??

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    Quote Originally Posted by kktan88 View Post
    thanks guys,,

    where can i buy a stofen or omni diffuser??

    and abt how much??
    Check at CP

    IIRC $30 for a piece of plastic
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