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With no shortage of flashgun modifiers on the market, here’s how to pick your ideal accessory
If softening the light is your main objective, you’ll get the best results with a dedicated diffusion device.
No matter how good the light transformation, if a modifier won’t fit in your kit bag, it won’t be much use. Go for something that’s collapsible for a decent compromise.
Most modifiers will fix to your flashgun with a simple strap or elastic band, but a few are more complicated, so make sure your preferred modifier will fit your kit.
Some manufacturers have come up with modifier systems based around one universal, quick-release mount. These enable you to build your ideal set-up and minimise excess bulk.
Sticking a diffuser in front of your flashgun will dim the light produced, so ramp up the flash power to compensate, or increase your camera’s exposure compensation.