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zacker
06-30-2007, 01:10 PM
SO I have been thinking of a way to use my speedlights more efficiently for macros or what have you and thought about some sort of diffuser to mount to it.. After seeing some older Quantum Q5's on ebay, it hit me.. why not put something round on the flash and add diffuser material to it?? Hmm.. enter Walmarts tupperware isle..

This is what i came up with..

http://zacker.smugmug.com/photos/168062728-L.jpg

lit up.
http://zacker.smugmug.com/photos/168062751-M.jpg

and here are the test shots straight from the cam, jpeg fine / large, cropped, sharpened and thats all.

w/ diffuser
http://www.brokenfencephotography.com/photos/168062676-L.jpg


without
http://www.brokenfencephotography.com/photos/168062830-L.jpg


a Lilly from the garden with diffuser
http://zacker.smugmug.com/photos/168062809-L.jpg

My Viagra Pen..lol
http://zacker.smugmug.com/photos/168062790-L.jpg

StudioCMC
06-30-2007, 04:11 PM
Well, There is a saying in the Modeling world, and you would get a "Rube Goldberg". I will also point out that you could have bought a LumiQuest Softbox (http://www.lumiquest.com/lq925.htm) for $20.00.

But hey, if it works. :)

Lastly Viagra makes pens too? Man that stuff REALLY works wonders..

Chris

zacker
06-30-2007, 05:08 PM
Ha ha... Lumiquest softbox for 20 bucks??? I got's me a "Zacker-Quest" for $2.00 lol.. works like a charm too!

(I gotta post a pic of MY soft box... youd like it ;) )

My Viagra pen rocks... Its my fav pen. lol

zacker
06-30-2007, 05:19 PM
ok, you asked for it, you got it...lol

http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/4/3/5/softbox.jpeg

more like an experiment gone too far.. it does work good but...this is too DIY for me even..

StudioCMC
07-01-2007, 12:00 AM
A "Zacker-Quest" huh?

Just remember, people are going to see you with this stuff.

Home brew, belongs.. well... at home.. :D

Chris

zacker
07-01-2007, 06:07 AM
id never go out with the cardboard box...lol I might withthe tupperware though, esp if im just out in the woods shooting macros.. looks better than the gary Fung toilet though... plus, i can pack a nice salad for lunch!!