Diffuser or Flash

Started 4 months ago | Questions thread
Gerry Winterbourne Forum Pro • Posts: 19,061
Re: Diffuser or Flash
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Jcbailey wrote:

So I went ahead and purchased a diffuser. Specifically this one

Diffusers simply spread the light from the flash. Your diffuser is so small that it will have little effect unless you are very close to your subject. For ordinary distances you'll struggle to see any difference.

You can do better (but not a lot better) using something like this. It's significantly bigger than what you've bought and by mounting it at the front of the lens it gets a bit closer to the subject. Zero cost, cut from a car screen wash bottle.

Note that while people have told you that diffusers reduce flash power, in a different context the same people would tell you to cut down the power from your on-board flash.

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CZQC Diffuser Cover 1Set 3 Color 3 in 1 Pop-Up Flash Diffuser Cover with Bracket for DSLR Cameras Flash Bounce Diffuser Cover https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097MRDFHP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_9M254W15BC84ZE2X29V0

Since I’m not ready to use flash (external) is this a good second option for low light? I will be using the white one.

I know there are some defenitions on google about a diffuser and flash but what is a diffuser like in the real world. How will this help me

Thanks

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