Loading
Hey! This thing is still a Work in Progress. Files, instructions, and other stuff might change!

Camera Pop-up Flash Mirror-style Diffuser

by thingster, published

Camera Pop-up Flash Mirror-style Diffuser by thingster Dec 27, 2012
0 Share
Download All Files

Thing Apps Enabled

Order This Printed View All Apps
Tip Designer Report Thing

Thing Info

5157Views 636Downloads Found in Camera

Summary

This thing is a mirror-style diffuser for your on-camera flash. It turns the harsh light of the on-camera flash into a external-like flashgun for nice looking illuminations with soft shadows.

Instructions

Note: Unfortunately not tested yet as my 3d printer is broken at the moment. ;-/ It should work for most cameras, but was originally designed to sit on a Nikon D3100/D3200. If it doesn't work for you just grab the design and improve it to fit your camera.

Instructions:

  • Print in white plastics. PLA is recommended for better preserving the dimensions of the object.
  • Optional, but strongly recommended: Take a piece of aluminum foil, cut it into a rectangular (about 60 x 50 mm) and glue it into the space of the big slanted face at the top of the object. This will give it a kind of 'mirror' that bounces the light much better than only white plastics.
  • Open your on-camera flash and put the diffuser onto the hotshoe.
  • Take photos!

More from Camera

view more
Tip Designer Report Thing

Thing Info

5157Views 636Downloads Found in Camera

Liked By

View All

Give a Shout Out

If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag. Print Thing Tag

All Apps

3D Print your file with 3D Hubs, the world’s largest online marketplace for 3D printing services.

App Info Launch App

This App connects Thingiverse with Makeprintable, a cloud-based mesh repair service that analyzes, validates and repairs most common mesh errors that can occur when preparing a 3D design file for p...

App Info Launch App

Kiri:Moto is an integrated cloud-based slicer and tool-path generator for 3D Printing, CAM / CNC and Laser cutting. *** 3D printing mode provides model slicing and GCode output using built-in...

App Info Launch App
KiriMoto Thing App

With 3D Slash, you can edit 3d models like a stonecutter. A unique interface: as fun as a building game! The perfect tool for non-designers and children to create in 3D.

App Info Launch App

I printed as is on my Replicator 2, but I made sure to use a raft to help prevent it from falling over. It printed perfectly.

Does it work for Niken d5100? Made un black material and adding a mirror on the square side? Thanks!

Looks to me like they pyramid-shaped part at the bottom middle is a support for the flash shoe mount. As such, yes, the flat panel will end up in front of the pop-up flash, and reflect light upwards and forwards. Printing with white PLA/ABS, or applying a neutral white material to the mirror portion would be wise. Applying a reflective material (metallicized mylar, aluminum tape, etc) would maximize light transmission, but might make the reflected light somewhat patchy, if that matters. If the part were printed with translucent material, it might diffuse some light downwards for macro subjects, but that doesn't seem to be the intent of the design.

I printed but in the original position, you spend a lot of plastic to support the slanted face and then it got broken when trying to detach. If you re-design it, put face horizontal for minimun plastic and stronger braces.

Very nice, I was thinking of the same thing.

Hi! That looks interesting. But actually I still have no clue in what way I should attach this to my camera (though haven't printed it yet). Should the camera Flash bounce the light off the big face to the ceiling? Also: What is your opinion on printing this part? Do you suggest to print as is, or should I rotate it in order to get a good result?

Cheers,
Sebastian

Top