Pop up flash mods!

Started Jan 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
TJ61 Senior Member • Posts: 1,223
Re: Another pop-up flash bounce mod

I made something very nearly like this paper clip approach, but haven't really gotten much use out of it for one reason or another.

But, what I am interested in coming up with is a way to redirect the a6000 flash when I'm using my 18-105 lens, which otherwise blocks the light on the lower half of the frame. Full bounce mode (i.e. pointing straight up) helps, but the flash isn't really strong enough to provide enough light this way, and depends too much on surroundings (ceiling height, color, etc.).

I've been trying to design a kind of periscope contraption that either directs the light up, then forward, or maybe just far enough forward. The final aperture needs to diffuse the light again. Whatever I come up with has to be much less fiddly and much more portable than my YN560, or I'd just use that.

Anyone else solve this particular problem? Or have any ideas?

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Sony a6000 Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS Sony E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS
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