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    not done all.C7C if i miss anything thx.

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    Wouldn't that converge all the light?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlim76
    Wouldn't that converge all the light?
    Dunno havent try it out.

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    Try and show here ba.

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    Default Re: Making my own DiY ..Pls C&C Thx

    Just curious what is the intention of this DIY project?
    You trying to:
    a) diffuse the light?
    b) create a larger light source?
    c) focus the light for (hopefully) better range?
    d) etc
    Exploring! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    Just curious what is the intention of this DIY project?
    You trying to:
    a) diffuse the light?
    b) create a larger light source?
    c) focus the light for (hopefully) better range?
    d) etc
    most of it is to diffuse light but create a larger for better renge.
    try it up the see when to change again .

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    Quote Originally Posted by shrekguy

    most of it is to diffuse light but create a larger for better renge.
    try it up the see when to change again .
    I'm not sure how the snoot would work but you definitely need to find something to diffuse the light

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    Default Re: Making my own DiY ..Pls C&C Thx

    Quote Originally Posted by shrekguy View Post
    most of it is to diffuse light but create a larger for better renge.
    try it up the see when to change again .
    I don't think you can have your cake and eat it too

    To diffuse light and make it 'softer', generally you're talking about making a big light source. Things like softbox, bounce card, etc.
    What you're making looks like the shaped cone of a loudhailer.
    better range looks possible, but diffused light doesn't seem to be part of the plan.

    Anyway, good job for trying out this DIY project! I'm sure it will still come in useful somehow
    Exploring! :)

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    You just need to put good DIY diffusing materials at the front. How about the Daiso chopping board + foam combo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye View Post
    You just need to put good DIY diffusing materials at the front. How about the Daiso chopping board + foam combo?
    Yup, this combo is the best one I've used so far. Very soft shadows even with the flash going straight at it top down.


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    Wow what chopping board and foam? Can show a pic?

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    Hi, My DIy FD is done.I think it work well.so far so good.
    Havent try night macro , will try and post again.
    this are some pic i try to take just now,











    C&C R welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlim76 View Post
    Wow what chopping board and foam? Can show a pic?
    I don't have the packaging with me anymore, but you can buy both the board (translucent material) and the white foam from Daiso

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    Quote Originally Posted by shrekguy View Post
    Hi, My DIy FD is done.I think it work well.so far so good.
    Havent try night macro , will try and post again.
    this are some pic i try to take just now,

    C&C R welcome
    Hmm from the pics, the shadow looks rather harsh, I think you need to diffuse the light further.

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    will keep trying , bythe way thx

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    Default Re: Making my own DiY ..Pls C&C Thx

    Me definitely no macro expert, but I think from the picture below, I do have to agree with spree86 about the harsh shadows.

    Quote Originally Posted by shrekguy View Post
    Can check out this video
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    Though it's mainly referring to studio strobes, the concept of softer light from a larger source at close proximity to the subject probably applies quite appropriately.
    Exploring! :)

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