Cheap DIY Open-Top Flash Diffuser a la Home Depot

Flickr user boingr came up with a great idea for those of us who don’t want to spend money on a flash diffuser from a camera shop — head over to Home Depot instead. All he did was buy anĀ Amerimax Home #85208 downspout funnel, shimmy it onto hisĀ Canon Speedlite 580EX II, and presto: Open-Top Flash Diffuser.

The diffuser apparently fits snuggly on several of the flashes he has around the house, and for the ones on which it doesn’t, “one of those fat rubber bands that come around broccoli bunches” helped to solve the problem.

(via Reddit)

Image credit: DIY open-top flash diffuser by boingr

  • Aaro Keipi

    A DIY diffuser that doesn’t look retarded! Nicely done.

  • Matt Burniston
  • Eddypula

    wow… check this maroon out funny they went up on the same day, well cheap minds think alike!

  • Anon Mouse

    Really!? A 580EX II is roughly $450, the DSLR is at least $500. I’m assuming he has a couple of lenses. So after spending $1500 – $2000 on a DSLR system you couldn’t “spend money on a flash diffuser from a camera shop”?

  • Anon Mouse

    This “tip” becomes more pathetic – you own a $3500 5DMK3 body… LOL