As winter doesn’t have much insect activity, it’s the season I use to work on my equipment.  Yesterday I tried out a new arrangement to diffuse the heads on my mt-24ex twin flash when the heads are mounted on long, moveable arms. Here’s a time-lapse video showing the construction, plus a short clip of the gear in use:


Note the effect of the diffusion:

A bare, undiffused flash produces harsh shadows and glare

A diffused flash provides softer, more even lighting


  1. #1 Nikola Rahmé
    February 21, 2010

    Very nice work, Alex! The harlequin looks more natural.

  2. #2 Adrian Thysse
    February 21, 2010

    Thanks for this.

    I am wondering if lining the inside of the containers with tinfoil might help reduce light loss and allow for quicker recycle times?

  3. #3 myrmecos
    February 21, 2010

    Possibly-I’ll have to try that out.

    I’ve started using an external battery pack, and that works wonders for recycling times.

  4. #4 Steve
    February 22, 2010

    Looks great: cheap, ,fast, no permanent damage to expensive gear!

    what brand of yogurt was that?

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