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Super GT Round 4 Malaysia 2009
Last year I'm able to visit the Sepang F1 Circuit pit lane. It was an awesome experience to me as I can get very close to the machines and of course, race queens... Read More...
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D.I.Y. Fisheye Lens
Since I bought my E-500, I had been dreaming of a fisheye lens. But until now, I still cannot afford one. What I like about the fisheye lens are the effect of the round distortion and it can cover super ultra wide angle of sight... Read More...
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Lomo Smena 8m
The word "Smena" (Cmeha) is roughly translated into "Young Generation" in English. True to its name, the Smena line of cameras were designed to provide inexpensive, accessible, and excellent photography tools to the hard-working young Soviets of the time... Read More...
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Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park
Not long after i bought the Olympus Macro Flash System, I went to Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park to test out the system for outdoor macro photography... Read More...

2007-03-26

D.I.Y. Flash Diffuser (Updated)

Last Saturday, I went around Kuala Lumpur to look for every possible most stocked camera shop for a flash diffuser for my FL-50. I desperately want the diffuser for my upcoming photoshooting session. So, the result...

"No stock la...Canon and Nikon only got stock"
"We don't sell any flash diffuser"
"Stock Bo Liao, please come next Monday or Tuesday"
"You need to book for it-lah, stock will come after 10 days!!!"

SH*T!!!...Why is it so hard for them to keep more stock???... People around not using Canon or Nikon ONLY!!!... Fed up with all the reply... I went home to have a good night sleep...

Today, 26/03/2007, I went to Parkson Grand to shop around looking for any possible item can be used as flash diffuser. I bought 2 items... White-coloured tea filter (16 sheets) and oval-shaped mini tupperware (4 pcs), which cost me respectively RM4.95 + RM2.50 = RM7.45... Hahaha...I saved RM72.55 without buying that stupid hard-to-get diffuser... Without wasting any time, I went home to invent my own FLASH DIFFUSER...see below how i invent it.......


1: Item needed as in figure below...


2: Don't push too hard...later tear apart...


3: The second tea filter cannot fit in anymore...so need to cut on one side and warp around the tupperware later...


4: Use the rubber to tie it neatly...


5: Attach to the head carefully...smoothly...


6: Another masterpiece of mine...



The result......

1: Bounce Flash (Indoor)



2: Direct Flash (Indoor)



I don't know the result showed above is OK or not because all shot taken under fluorescent light (I had mixed feeling on the results)...for bounce flash with diffuser, shadow is less and more details shown up compared to without diffuser... But for direct flash with diffuser, the result is not much different...


After testing my self-made flash diffuser in outdoor shooting, me quite happy with the result (see below). To get a better result...maybe I should put one more layer of tea filter on my flash diffuser. To me, this self-made flash diffuser is 75% perfect. What do you think???... :)

3. Direct Flash (Outdoor)


6 comments:

cK said...

the bounce with diffuser looks very decent result for me :)

ZzkAng said...

CK,

me not satisfied with the indoor result...maybe will make some amendment on it...will try out during outdoor shooting this weekend n will post the result later...do comment again later,ok? :)

X-men said...

take some portrait and lets us know the results...

cK said...

the outdoor result is equally good :) do you still need another tea bag ?

hehehe agree with x-men ! portrait.. portrait ;)

ZzkAng said...

portrait still under renovation...hehehe....will post it in 2-3 weeks time....pls sabar... :)

X-men said...

wow.. greatlah... can u do one for me...hah..