Pop Up Flash Diffuser


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xcess

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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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GavinTing

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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.
 

Hester

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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.
 

adiknaim

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had the same issue as u wif my K100DS... luckily mine was the "ehem" one from OP... nt so bad...
 

kenshinz

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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.
 

xcess

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

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

OP is Orient Photo, #06-31/53 Sim Lim Square, Tel: 63391035
 

Ben Loke

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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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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.
 

xcess

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

Gengh

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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.
 

Anson

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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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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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