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    Hi anyone know where i can get a Pop Up Flash Diffuser and about how much does it cost?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcess View Post
    Hi anyone know where i can get a Pop Up Flash Diffuser and about how much does it cost?
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    You can get a Gary Fong original at CP for about $30+ and a cheong one at OP for $10.
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    Note: The item mentoined is not suitable for alpha system.
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    Default Re: Pop Up Flash Diffuser

    is there any pop up flash diffuser for alpha?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sherchoo View Post
    Note: The item mentoined is not suitable for alpha system.
    sherchoo, why is this so?

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    sherchoo, why is this so?
    The alpha hotshoe mounts are off to one side. For eg, if you see canon/nikon right, the pop up flash is right above the hotshoe. The alpha one is off to the side.
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    I got a Gary Fong diffuser and it was very disappointing as it has limited wide angle coverage and the exposure was also a little off on Program Mode for my D200.

    I used the diffuser at 18mm to 35mm wide and almost a third of the picture had different flash intensity. Meaning the diffusing effect could not cover wide angles very well and there was a horizontal demarcation line of less flash and normal flash across the picture.

    Sorry, no pics to show as I deleted most of the shots and never used it again.

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    had the same issue as u wif my K100DS... luckily mine was the "ehem" one from OP... nt so bad...
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    Tried the oem version on the 450D, pics all come out with a reddish-orange cast. Had to use daylight WB to counter the color.

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    Wah so it's actually not very useful eh? Btw which shop is OP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GavinTing View Post
    The alpha hotshoe mounts are off to one side. For eg, if you see canon/nikon right, the pop up flash is right above the hotshoe. The alpha one is off to the side.
    GavinTing, thanks for explaining.

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    what abt the Lumiquest Soft Screen? I havent used it before, but it looks quite effective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcess View Post
    Hi anyone know where i can get a Pop Up Flash Diffuser and about how much does it cost?
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    I have a Gary Fong.

    Another one made in China purchased from AP for S$20.00.

    If you like, I can let go the MIC type as results from both Pop Up do not show any difference.

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    Thanks for the info. Btw what about bounce card? Do they have it for pop up flash?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcess View Post
    Thanks for the info. Btw what about bounce card? Do they have it for pop up flash?
    If you're willing to spend, you can try this: http://lightscoop.com/index.php. There's also a Korean version but I can't remember the website.

    I tried to DIY something similar, but in conclusion I think just getting a small mirror and hand-holding it in front of my built-in flash is good enough for now.

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    Lumiquest can be bought from cathay for about $20
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    Quote Originally Posted by felixcat8888 View Post
    Lumiquest can be bought from cathay for about $20
    Is that a diffuser or bounce card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcess View Post
    Is that a diffuser or bounce card?
    It's a diffuser, http://www.lumiquest.com/softscreen.htm

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    Curious.. why not just stick a diffuser dome ( used on your external flash ) on your pop up flash?

    Is the effect the same as Lumiquest and you get to use your current diffuser dome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hester View Post
    I got a Gary Fong diffuser and it was very disappointing as it has limited wide angle coverage and the exposure was also a little off on Program Mode for my D200.

    I used the diffuser at 18mm to 35mm wide and almost a third of the picture had different flash intensity. Meaning the diffusing effect could not cover wide angles very well and there was a horizontal demarcation line of less flash and normal flash across the picture.

    Sorry, no pics to show as I deleted most of the shots and never used it again.
    Such built-in flash are not powerful if you are taking a room full of people... and should use a SB600 or SB800 instead. The bulb head is so small, so cannot expect it to throw much light in a wide angle. I rarely use the built-in flash because it cannot throw the light very far, and when i use it, the subject is normally about 1-2m away.

    When you use flash diffusers, even with non-built-in flash, you also need to remember that what the camera detects as the distance, and hence the strength of the flash it is going to produce, is going to be blocked by a diffuser, which means that you may need to increase the flash compensation. So, you can try using the GF on your built-in flash and maybe increase the flash compensation and see the effects.
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