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Old 11-13-2010   #11
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But I'm pretty sure I've seen way way worse.
I once cut a slit into a ping-pong ball and taped it to the top of a pop-up flash. Worked okay, but the ball was a cheap one that yellowed with age, and it was brittle and damaged easily.

Also, I've used paper and plastic cups over those Canon video lights you can attach to their camcorders to diffuse those things in a pinch.

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I was surprised to find that they have boxes smaller than busines card size with detachable lids that latch on all four sides. Some of these are opaque and I bet one of them and an X-acto knife would make a durable diffuser.
Sounds very promising.
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...Max@Home said i should use the full potential of built-in flash. And to make a home-made diffuser. He showed me his diffuser and i was totally aw'ed. But mine was made out of index cards and graphing paper where his is made out of plastic carton, I think. Check it out....
...mine is made from an old film canister, that used to hold cartridges of 35mm film



It fits every pop-up flash I have (or had): Pro1, 20D, 40D, 350D, 400D

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...hope this helps some more...

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@chitobeach Yeah sure go ahead. This was my first version. I'll try and make better versions because the bad thing about this diffuser that it keeps falling off if i take objects that are smaller than me which i tend to do, a lot.


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