Has anyone found a diffuser that actually works with the D600's pop-up flash? I know there are a number of diffusers on the market that are compatible with a number of Nikons, but their vendors have told me that they are not compatible with the D600. If no one has found a commercially available diffuser for the camera, has anyone come up with a good improvised solution?
Many thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer here.
>>I have a cheap fold out one from eBay that stays in my >bag. >>It works well with all of the pop-ups, as well as a pop-up >can >>work. > >Thanks, David. Which specific one do you have? Many of the >vendors I've checked with are on eBay and have told me theirs >aren't compatible with the D600. Would love to find one that >is... >
The Graslon Spark slides into your hotshoe and seems to work about as well as any of the other ones I have tried. I seldom use the pop-up flash, but I gave one of these to my brother-in-law. He uses the pop-up frequently and the shots with the Graslon definitely look better than those without.
>The Graslon Spark slides into your hotshoe and seems to work >about as well as any of the other ones I have tried. I seldom >use the pop-up flash, but I gave one of these to my >brother-in-law. He uses the pop-up frequently and the shots >with the Graslon definitely look better than those without.
Does your brother-in-law use the Spark on a D600? I wrote to Graslon yesterday to check on the Spark's compatibility with the D600, and they told me they weren't sure it would fit the camera properly. However, if your brother-in-law is getting it to work on a D600 with no problems, I'd really appreciate your letting us all know.
To be perfectly honest, on the rare occasions I don't have my SB-700 and need my pop-up, I simply rubber band a tissue over the flash. Softens the light enough in a pinch. Sounds weird, but it really works. And it's free...
Cliff... I have also use the Gary Fong Puffer and, in a pinch, used a napkin/tissue arrangement on my D600. I have recently replaced the Puffer with a Nikon SB-400 flash... it's a small external flash unit. For my needs, the in-camera flash didn't always produce enough light.
I also use the Gary Fong Puffer. I most often use it for close-up photography. Its advantage in this is twofold: the light source becomes much larger and thus is very well diffused as well as the source (the surface of the diffuser) being moved a few inches closer to the subject which allows it to reach over some longish, widish lenses without a shadow. It lives disassembled in the bag and seems to last forever. The cold shoe mount is a little tight on the D600 and I am hesitant to ease the fit since it would become too loose on some other bodies.
Which one works for you is determined by what you are using it for and how close you are to the subject. If it is people shots, a reflector is often more effective in creating a fill from a very large cross section. A shoe mounted or remote flash is capable of very effective light augementation while a pop-up flash with modifier only is effective sometimes if the conditions are right. Even with a modifier, the relative size of the light source will mean harsh shadow edges. Stan St Petersburg Russia