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63 of 65 people found the following review helpful
Very effective diffuser
on December 5, 2011
This diffuser works quite well. Please see the 3 pictures I uploaded. The figure was 5.5" high and 3 feet away. The wall was 14" behind the figure. Pictures were taken at 70mm zoom setting (full frame equivalent of 105mm). Even with the camera at automatic mode, I still had to increase exposure by +2/3 stops to get equivalent exposure as the picture w/o diffuser.
If your lens does not rotate during focus, then you should attached it close to the front of the lens. When you zoom to telephoto, the diffuser is pushed even farther from the flash, making the diffused lighting even more effective. This is great for macro photography.
The diffuser is rather large (12" total height). When attached to my Nikon 18-105mm lens with a 67mm filter, the hole and the elastic band are almost at their maximum. The diffuser flops in the wind a bit and will flop even more if your lens is smaller. I found it easier to mount the diffuser with the lens cap still on the lens.
The carrying pouch is much bigger than needed. You can just wrap the folded diffuser with a rubber band and put it in your pocket. I don't think getting it slightly dirty will affect the use of it at all. Overall, quite happy with this diffuser.