LumiQuest Soft Screen Diffuser

LumiQuest Soft Screen Diffuser for Camera with Pop-Up Flash

LumiQuest Soft Screen Diffuser for Camera with Pop-Up Flash

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LumiQuest Soft Screen Diffuser

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The LumiQuest Soft Screen Diffuser is designed to soften the light output of the built-in pop-up flash of many SLR cameras.

Note: Not compatible with Minolta cameras.

Softens harsh shadows
Reduces hot spots
Attaches in seconds
UPC: 744579051000
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Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.4 x 5.2 x 4.6"
Soft Screen Diffuser is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 119.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleasantly Surprised Used this product at a wedding shoot. Couldn't afford to buy an external flash at this time. Found this product to be a very satisfactory substitution, not to mention a super affordable price. As the product explanation stated, it, indeed, does soften the harsh lighting created by the camera flash if used within 6 feet or less of subject. Found it very useful when used during posed shots of subject/subjects. When taking candid shots at various distances, it just took too much time mounting it and removing it as the shot distances required. However, if used as manufacturer suggests, I was very pleased with the results. Great product.
Date published: 2008-11-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great Idea, bad execution for Canon I really want this thing to work. And it does. The problem is with the way it mounts to the camera. For Canon owners, you have to cut away the tabs that slide into your flash shoe. If you don't, the mount tab activates a micro-switch in the flash shoe and your flash won't work. Once you cut the tab out, it won't stay mounted in the shoe. Well, it will stay there but it is really flimsy. And, if you want to use it on two different cameras and, as is in my case, the micro-switches are on opposite sides, you'll have to cut away both tabs, then it won't stay on the camera at all. Don't waste you money if you are a Canon owner.
Date published: 2013-02-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't use for extended shoots Used this at an event shoot where I was taking lots of flash photos and the diffuser MELTED the plastic cover of my on-camera flash! Local camera store says I will need to send off my camera back to Nikon to have it fixed and that it will be $$$. Clearly, something like this wouldn't be covered under warranty, so I can no longer use my on-camera flash. Before the melting incident, it did work fairly well to cut down on the harshness. But I would not recommend this product to anyone, given what happened to me.
Date published: 2009-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Handy little piece of gear for your bag. Although it is advertised for Canon cameras, it can be used with others that have hot shoes. I trimmed mine down to fit my Nikon and it worked well. One of the down sides is that the front of the screen may not stay in place. And if you are an active shooter, you will want to check it periodically. It does have a piece of velcro you can use to solve this problem. I just don't feel that it will hold up to the attaching and unattaching if you are on the go. It does give a soft feel to an on camera flash. You may need to adjust your flash intensity up a stop or so for anything beyond 6 feet. All in all, for the money, it's a handy little piece of gear for your bag.
Date published: 2008-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good portable Diffuser I bought this diffuser because I wanted to soften the faces of my subjects without having to carry around bulky equipment. I tested it to see if and how well it worked. So I took a picture of my subject with my camera's built-in flash and another one with the diffuser in front of it. The results were very noticeable. With the diffuser, the skin showed a more true natural look with a touch of tan as opposed to the one taken without it. Without the diffuser, the skin looked a bit washed-out and more pale. The only con about the diffuser is that the square loop on the diffuser doesn't stay put when I wrap it around the front border of the flash (where the camera logo is). But for me, it's not much of a big deal. It still gets the job done.
Date published: 2008-09-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does what it says It doesn't work lighting miracles, and can be slightly awkward to use, but it makes a nearly useless pop-up flash somewhat manageable. We don't have much equipment and generally need to work with just the available light, which sometimes requires using the built-in flash. It's not a drastic difference, but the diffuser screen does cut down the glare and harsh shadows a little bit. And it's certainly more sturdy and better-looking than the one I made out of paper. At just a few dollars, definitely worth the investment for me. (I did have to cut it a bit to fit my Canon EOS Rebel T2i, but the process was included in the instructions.)
Date published: 2011-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does what supposed to, but marginally For the price, it does a good job of diffusing my pop-up flash. It kept making my Canon think there was a flash attached to the shoe, disabling the flash, so I followed the instructions and removed a small portion of the plastic flap you insert into the shoe. The problem is its already flimsy to start, and now it flops around a lot more and is much harder to feed into the shoe. Not too big of a problem. The results are good though, definitely better than a direct flash, but not as good as using a speedlite. If I were to buy again, I'd probably go with the Gary Fong or Sto-Fen though.
Date published: 2011-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well,but needs better design This is a nice little item that I use with my pop up flash when I don't want to lug around a full size flash. It is great for fill flash and weighs about nothing. It folds flat and tucks away easily.I use it on a Canon 40D.Its biggest downfall is that on Canon Cameras the solid mounting tab that slides in the hot shoe must be trimmed to expose the sensor that keeps the flash from popping up.This weakens the tab and makes much harder to insert in the hotshoe.I fear it will become useless after awhile. Perhaps they can make the Canon version with a clear tab.Other than that it is a inexpensive, useful little tool.
Date published: 2010-01-02
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