Diffusing light is something I’ll never be happy with, and am constantly trying new ideas and diffusers. When you are out in the field you need something that you can carry in your bag easily and most importantly – doesn’t spook the insects or subjects you are shooting.
This Blog entry is how to build a home made diffuser from a Pringles can, and the results from it.
I use a Godox V860ii speedlite on top of my Sony A7riii Camera, with the 90mm macro and a Raynox 250.
What you’ll need:
Light diffuser materials or plastic
First, after emptying the can and eating all the Pringles, give it a wipe inside with a damp cloth then cut out the end of the can (leaving the metal rim).
Using the pliers, carefully bend the metal rim into a square shape to fit your flash head (make sure you don’t leave any sharp edges that can damage your flash).
Strengthen the angled part with Gaffa / Duck tape.
You can see here, with the Raynox 250 on the lens, the rim of the diffuser is just resting on the top (because my minimum focus distance is about 11cm).
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