After some 10 months of regular use I have taken many good shots with the equipment, however it is sometimes inconvenient when I want to grad a quick cockpit shot to attach the external flash.
I am aware that a pop-up flash diffuser will reduce the range of the already limited pop-up flash range even further, but for cockpit shots it should be fine. Yesterday I took some shots at 12-18mm and didn't have my external flash handy, so I simply held a sheet of paper in front of the flash and the cockpit shot turned out nicely.
Hence my question, does anyone of you have experience with a pop-up flash diffuser? Any recommendations which one fits to the D90?
megatop412 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6431 times:
I would never use the pop-up for cockpit shots because you can't tilt it, which is why I take the small SB-400 plus a small diffuser for it with me when I fly. Maybe others can get quality shots with head-on flash but I cannot
Thanks for your replies megatop412 and Sventek. I've also found weird things while searching, ranging from self-made paper constructions to cut-outs. Knowing me this would likely end in a blood bath .
I must say I was positively surprised how well the shot turned out using a simple sheet of paper, so I thought a diffuser should do the job a little better. What I found so far was this Gary Fong Puffer diffuser though with mixed reviews.
I have ordered it last week and it is ready for collection at my post office which I will do tomorrow. I will try it out this weekend during my first L-1049 flight and let you know what my first impressions are.
Here in Switzerland it costs approx. USD 30, not cheap but additional shipping costs from the EU, US or any other country eventually come to the same result.