Quality diffusors, cheapo-diffusors, or DIY-jobs?
I’ve been toying with the idea of buying a diffusor for my Yongnuo YN560 speedlight. Looking on the interweb for some ideas and looking to other photogs for inspiration, I have come across various solutions to this problem. I am looking for a lightweight, small diffusor to mount on the speedlight.
An event photographer at a recent Al + Chris concert used a Gary Fong Lightsphere and after talking with him after the concert, he was very impressed with the results and used it almost exclusively in concert photography.
The drawback here: the price. € 89,89 on Amazon.de.
But Amazon being Amazon, they also stock a cheaper alternative which has good reviews:
Delamax Pro-Softbox Diffusor for only € 15,90 on Amazon.de – now that’s a price difference if ever I saw one!
Then there is the good old D.I.Y. version. There are hundreds of self-made diffusor variations out there, even one’s to make one of these sphere’s yourself.
Or this version using Tupperware…
But one of the more professional-looking versions came across my RSS-Feed this morning.
Here’s an instructional video showing you how to make it:
This could be a fun project where i could even get the children involved in making one or two of these! It reminds me of the old flashguns you used to see around in the early days of photography…
What worked back then, may not be so bad even today.
Anyone have any experience with any of the above mentioned diffusors? What type of diffusor do you use?
Oh, by the way. Anyone wondering about the title of this post? Sorry, but this is a song from my childhood days ;0)
“Stick it in yer family….AL-BUM!”