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Old Jan 7, 2006, 11:14 PM   #11
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Yes, FZ20's pop up flash, with a white paper before it, at 9-10 cm from the flash.

It diffuses fine, smoothing the shadows and adding a soft warm tone (flash at default power or only few less, even in closeups)

Very nice, warm color cast. Do you just hold the paper in one hand, or do you have a way to attach it?
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Old Jan 8, 2006, 12:40 PM   #12
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Rduve I have these white paper (bristle/bristol-like, not simple drawing A4 paper) which I bend in the centre so that it forms a right angle 90°. The vertical half stands in front of the flash at about 8-9 cm, the horizontal one is fit in the FZ20 hotshoe by means of two cuts I made in the paper.

The diffusion is effective especially in close ups macros (in more distant objects you will have the external parts more enlightened): apart from eliminating a too blue cast, this trick allows you to take close up macros even with the Panasonic stock adapter and without having the semicircular shadow on the bottom of the image caused by the adaptor...
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Old Jan 8, 2006, 4:16 PM   #13
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Thanks for the tip. I'll try that.
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