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Pingpong Ball Flash Diffuser

Pingpong Ball Flash Diffuser
Port Angeles, Clallam County, Washington, USA
March 25, 2017
Here's how I cut a pingpong ball to use as a field diffuser for the pop-up flash on my Panasonic Lumix FZ 1000. The ball just slips onto the pop-up flash.

Note that this is intended as an emergency diffuser I can carry in a belt pack, not as a studio flash system or a substitute for a "real" dual flash or ring flash.
Also note that the ball has cracked a bit in my pack. When I build another one, I may put a bit of epoxy around the cut edge for reinforcement.

Here is a web page of nice flash macro shots in which the photographer shows several DIY flash setups:
/https://beingmark.com/macro-illustrated

Most of these are far too bulky for the kind of field photography I like to do, but may be useful in other situations.

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