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rmadeo Basic MemberTue 13-Nov-01 03:04 PM
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"Flash Diffuser"



          

I've seen a lot of photographers using a translucent diffuser that fits over the head of their flash. Couple of questions:

1. What's that called?
2. Will my SB-28 and N80 retain their functions while using it?

Thanks

  

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WingSpan Basic MemberTue 13-Nov-01 04:09 PM
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Gainesville, US
          

Check out: http://www.stofen.com/

They explain it much better than I can.

WingSpan

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Photophil Awarded for his valuable contributions to the Resources, most notably in Wildlife Photography Basic MemberThu 15-Nov-01 01:16 PM
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Gent, BE
          

LAST EDITED ON Nov-15-01 AT 05:29 PM (GMT)

Hi,

It's called omni-bounce from Sto-fen. It takes away about two stops of light. If you use TTL, you don't have to make any adjustments, just make sure you get close enough to your subject, because you can't use your maximum distance as displayed on the flash. Each flash has also a minimum distance. Using the diffuser, you can shorten that distance without risking to overexposure your subject. In macro, when you get really close, it is good to get even lighting and less harsh shadows.

http://www.wildeyes.be/gekko.jpg
Barking gekko Nikon F4s - Sigma 180mm SB-26 Omni bounce diffuser.

Cheers,
Photophil

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Cheers,
Philippe

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Before You Attempt To Beat The Odds. Be Sure You Could Survive The Odds Beating You.

  

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jjussi Basic MemberThu 15-Nov-01 02:55 PM
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KLAUKKALA, FI
          

>Each flash has also a
>minimum distance. Using the diffuser,
>you can shorten that distance
>without risking to overexposure your
>subject.

I don't know where that "shortest" distance come from, but I have take photos with my F90x and SB-26 from 5cm. even flash says that minimum distance is 60cm.
It's TTL so it should not have minimum distance! (I think)

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Photophil Awarded for his valuable contributions to the Resources, most notably in Wildlife Photography Basic MemberThu 15-Nov-01 03:10 PM
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Gent, BE
          

LAST EDITED ON Nov-15-01 AT 05:12 PM (GMT)

The minimum distance changes when you change your aperture. When you take pictures at full opening, and your subject is very close, your flash might be unable to shut off the light soon enough.

Cheers,
Photophil

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Philippe

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Nikon_Freak Basic MemberTue 04-Dec-01 02:04 PM
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Mt. Juliet, US
          

I have been using an Omni Bounce with a Vivitar 283 for years. I have had the flash for 22 years and the Omni Bounce for aout 3 years. Never had any problem. Matter fact it was the best thing I could purchased for that 283. Can't wait until the one for my SB-28 comes in.

  

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