AF-540FGZ diffuser


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longko

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Since my gf refused to let me use DIY bounce-card or diffuser on my new AF540FGZ (cause need paste here & there:embrass: ), 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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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:bsmilie:
 

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Is this good enough for a diffused flash?

All shots are raw resized.

EV +1


EV 0
 

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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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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 :D

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

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

A short review:
http://www.dpreview.com/learn/?/Lighting/Sto_Fen_Omni_Bounce_01.htm
 

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Here's a new test.;p 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 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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longko

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

CSLee

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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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longko

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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.:think: 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:sweat: )
 

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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.:think: 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:sweat: )
ya, no exposure adjustment.All shoot at ISO 200 f2.8 on tripod.
waiting to see your DIY diffuser.
 

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