Introduction: Macro Flash Enhancer


This is a simple addon I made for my camera's popup flash to provide better illumination for macro shots.

What you need:
White piece of cardboard
scissors
glue

Fold the cardboard to fit around the flash and cut an opening so that it can slide onto the flash unit.
Cut around the cardboard at a point slightly less than the length of your lens (about a centimeter) leaving the top section as a hinge.
Adjust the angle so that it is pointing just in front of your lens.
Cut off any excess if needed.
Glue everything together.
Take some pictures and enjoy.



Comments

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lordxool (author)2011-04-13

Thanks all for the comments and feedback. I added more photos including some (rather poor) shots of the device mounted onto the camera.
Ideanator: I included the dimensions for the flash unit but I doubt they would be the same for different camera models.

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The Ideanator (author)2011-04-12

Would you mind adding some dimensions and drawings for your macro flash tube? I'd love to build one.

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Kiteman (author)2011-04-12

Awkward, I know, but we could do with a shot of it in place.

Maybe in a mirror? Or on a phone camera?

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Ranie-K (author)2011-04-12

I use a round paper lamp shade from IKEA. These are cheap and spreads everything nicely.

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Ranie-K (author)Ranie-K2011-04-12

Like this one:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paper_lamp_shade.jpg

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