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Diffuser attached with velcro, very simple to make.

Requires:
- flexible, translucent sheeting. Plastic from one of those lightweight binders will do fine
- hook velcro, preferably self-adhesive
- stapler (if the velcro isn't self-adhesive or just to give it extra strength)
- scissors or craft knife, ruler and cutting board

Assumes:
- the flash head has already been equipped with a Honl-type speedstrap. For this I substitute a double sided velcro strip which is kept from slipping by a piece of non-slip mat or by a coating of bathtub silicone.

Step 1: Cut the Material and Attach the Velcro

Find out what size would be reasonable. I used the width of the flash head plus 2cm (1") either side. For the length it just needs to be able to form a reasonable curve as show in the Intro.

Enough allowance should be made for attaching the velcro. I also stapled the velcro in case the adhesive gave way.

Step 2: Attach to Flash Head

This assumes the flash head has already been equipped with a Honl-type speedstrap. For this I use a double sided velcro strip which is kept from slipping by a piece of non-slip mat or by a coating of bathtub silicone.

Simply attach the diffuser as shown.
I think plastic milk jugs material would be ideal for this project.
hi, where i can buy this plastic slides?
Cheap, easy and effective. It doesn't get any better than that.
Hi, I just made one in about 5 minutes! I put it on a Nikon SB-400 flash. It is small, but very powerful for all direct shots. I seldom tilt the flash up because of high ceilings, so this is an elegant solution. I do have a cable for off-camera shots as needed. That will be interesting to try with the diffuser, but so far the on-camera pix are very good. I got 3 sheets of material and velcro for a total of $6.23. I can easily store the thin sheet in my camera bag (it doesn't move with the velcro)! Easier than a hard piece of plastic or commercial product. So far, the color is significantly more intense. I will keep you posted. I have a big shoot this week and next weekend (wedding candids). THANKS!!!!
<strong>SWEEEEEEET!</strong><br/>i really like that fact that this has a very low profile<br/>and doesn't harm or cause any wear on the unit....beautifully simple.<br/>
cool! i have a flexible, one dollar cutting board thing that would be perfect for this. you should post of before and after pictures

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