So finally I have made myself two flash diffusers!
To help me on my journey into the land of Macro Photography,
The first one here in this post is actually a free bit of packing I got with my Xdobo USB mini speaker. The sides are layered foam, and as you will see from the video a bit loose, so I will have to glue that hole down. basically you just push it onto the front of the flash and hey presto! a diffuser.
What I found with this one, unlike the second post I will put up today, is that its better for short length lenses. I’m looking at getting a Raynox for my Canon 70-300mm IS USM, so this is all I had to test it on (close up wise). On the 300mm length images came out quite a bit darker than I had hoped for. Although so much better than without flash diffuser or flash at all.
Now I am still learning depth of field and focus planes here, so forgive my photo of my Vietnamese frog ornament (2cm wide) not being in total focus (I have focus stacking on my list of things to learn). This was taken on my Canon 77D, Canon 70-300mm IS USM, at 280mm, manual focus, ISO 1600, f/5.6, 1/60th, So yes a very high ISO, but this is where I have to start from. Any comments welcome…and yes it is tricky doing a video one handed whilst trying to put the diffuser on the flash!
Thanks for joining me on my Macro Journey, soon Iwill be posting about my experiences f Macro work in the real World, successes and failures!