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Insignia™ - Flash Diffuser 12 x 8-Angle_Standard

Insignia™ - Flash Diffuser 12 x 8

Model: NS-DFD04SKU: 8156156

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 135 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid little tool to get the job done

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    Flashuser
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    I was concerned about the way that it attaches to the flash, It has rubberized grippers inside the 4 flaps that surround the head of the flash and a very strong elastic velcro wrap that goes around and cinches it down. Can not say how many stops of light that you lose, but it is pretty opaque. I wrap the flash emitter with a piece of white lens wipe material to further diffuse the light, the flash does blast straight at the front white panel and still comes out strong, adding that second layer of diffusion makes it usable. Downside is that the ribs that hold the shape if the unit are pretty weak, wire or stiffer plastic would have been better. I describe it as "floppy". Way better than shooting your flash straight at something though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic portable solution

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    TiltedMedia
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    This little softbox Works fantastic! Just slips right over your Speedlite and you can angle it and whatever Direction your Speedlite naturally articulates. Depending on the experience you have with controlling light, this can be a very versatile tool and extremely handy in unique situations. It has the ability to throw a very soft light given the settings and distance the subject. It's also nice because you can take it off camera and place it anywhere as fill light discreetly. Works great on camera to softening the light making everyday portrait photography look just a little bit better then without it. For the price it's certainly a good tool to keep in your camera bag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Did not work at all

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    GreenMonstah

    I don't know how this sells, never mind gets positive reviews. Do people know what soft shadows means? This product was designed to do literally one thing and it failed. As is the case with most attachable flash diffusers, it did not work at all. All the shadows were still very harsh, even when I used 1/3 power to the flash. I will be returning it later today. Do yourself a favor and just bounce your flash off the ceiling or wall or spend a little more money on a real umbrella flash kit. Cheap work-arounds such as this product are a waste of time and money

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It’s okay

    Posted
    JonJon
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    I’ve always bought insignia as a start off to what ever hobby or career I was interested in. But this flash diffuser, it does what it’s suppsoed to, but it doesn’t either. If your looking for a more soft tone, this won’t provide it. Your better off shooting manual on your camera and overriding the brightness. Save up some money and buy a quality one, but again, if your not serious about photography, or just messing around then this is a nice little product to mess with. But I would never reccomend for professional use.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simply Works

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    John
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    Very basic diffuser with simple attachment for hot shoe flash unit. Used the included Velcro strap to attach to Nikon sb-600. Did a very nice job of softening and slightly distributing flash. The price was definitely right. I actually wanted the smaller unit from the same manufacturer but this was all that was immediately available. It is somewhat large and might appear a bit unusual to photo subjects when attached to the flash unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super Portable, a must Have for Speedlights

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    SirCooley
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    Comes with a handy travel pouch... I literally carry this thing with me everywhere. It conveniently folds down completely flat, and the price was very reasonable. Gives you soft light, without having to carry around large and awkward umbrellas. Perfect for run and gun shooters. I use both off camera and mounted on top of my sony a6000. its a perfect size, not too big and not too small. I highly recommend.....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Inexpensive, functional flash diffuser

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    kdog
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    Not much to say about it: adjustable flash diffuser fits my Canon external flash unit using velcro straps. Does EXACTLY what you want in a diffuser - it takes the harsh blast of light from an external flash and "softens" it. This helps reduce shadows in "head-on" portraits and can also be used to provide a lessened fill-flash for back-lit subjects. Also, it folds flat for easy storage - a great feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Great Flash Accessory

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    Calon
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    Accessory Must have for event Flash, its like a portable Softbox, and doesn't look like a Giant Atrocity sticking up looking funny like the Rouge Flashbender one, and this produces a softer light than the Rouge because the Rouge one is a plastic type material and this has a better light fall off because your not bouncing the light like the Rouge, ive had both.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing product

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    Sarak
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    I've used this product on my flash for 90℅ of my portfolio My images taken with a cannon 50 mm lens and 135 mm lens . Have gotten outstanding results. You can see my photos with this diffuser at this website http://jsavak24.wixsite.com/photographer-site-bl/new-port

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Inexpensive and Available Diffuser

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    Superchief5
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    Great size, and was in stock. If you are looking to step up your amateur portrait photography this is a must, you can get a smaller one but this is perfect for a canon 430EX or higher flash, it does not work with a pop up flash. Also, folds up it fits nicely in my lowepro camera bag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Large and Awkward, but Worthwhile

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    Bill
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    This 12x8 diffuser is just a little awkward to use but it is a great light diffuser. Being large it allows the light from the flash to spread out just a little more, and be a little softer than my smaller one. It is convenient and can be easily carried in a camera bag or pack. In a studio, use an expensive set up, in the field, use this. Recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great...BUT!

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    TonyWilson
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    For filmmakers on the go, this is a good cheap alternative to big/traditional diffusers you often see on sets. However, make sure you're using a small/standard lightbulb on installation. My spotlights have rather wide bulbs and I had to switch it out in order for it to fit. other than that, have a blast!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Flash diffuser, eliminates harsh portrait shadows

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    kdawg
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    Nothing especially notable; it's affordable, adjusts to your remote flash unit, and helps to eliminate harsh shadows caused by intense flash. You still have to aim it well - it diffuses, not totally does away with flash. But portrait photos are improved, most notably with subjects against a light (white, off-white, yellow) background.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Can be a good substitute ....

    Posted
    pawansphotography
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    This item works well with my flash to diffuse it.... however it is throwing bit hard light due to it's small size... I would recommend this if you think you can't buy big umbrella or beauty dish etc.... some time this small stuff could be life saver.... :) can fit in your bag easily ....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Modifier comes through

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    AppleNut
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    I was looking for an inexpensive diffuser for my flash head and by chance I found one at Best Buy. It looked promising and it fit the bill so I picked it up. The build is fairly good, I like the extra inner diffuser panel inside of it. I do wish it would stay a bit more rigid one opens up. It does provide a nice soft light.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good build

    Posted
    Tangerang
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    It doesn't diffuse the light as much as I thought it would and because of the small size, the angle of the light is narrow. The material is nice and stays on the flash securely. This is great for shooting small products or macro fill light, but nothing more than that.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's ok

    Posted
    Iceman77
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    I have used this a few times and think that it does what it says it does, but I'm not overly impressed. It works just as good as the clear plastic cover that comes with your speedlight. It is also bulky when using it on the camera. I have not tried using it with a flash off-camera; which might make it nicer to work with.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Spot light-on!

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    Extremeeeeeee
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    I was looking to improve my photographic skills but I'm not ready to spend the $400 plus dollars for a new professional flash diffuser and I needed a portable one also. So far it has done its job. I use it mainly for around the house and family pictures.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Happy

    Posted
    Krish
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    I purchased this after a friend purchased one and was so happy. For the price, this is excellent. I used it yesterday and I had two photo outings on a dreary overcast day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    There are better options

    Posted
    Iank
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    If you really need a diffuser, it'll get the job done. I found it to be flimsy and did not stand up correctly. It was almost necessary to hold it with your hand which is not ideal for taking photographs. I returned it because it was not useful.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend