The Light Pipe

I’ve been back on my homemade trail mix kick of late, and picked up a container of Sunsweet Plum Amazins* to add to the mix this week.

The chopped-prune raisin-type things are tasty enough, and will add a nice bit of sweetness (plus some fiber and nutrients) to the trail mix, but what I was more interested in the packaging, especially once I peeled off the shrink-wrapped plastic label to reveal this nice, white light-modifier-to-be…

Hummm...

The container is a bit big for the SB700, so I did some tracing…

and cutting…

and trimming… and trimming… and trimming… until the lid just barely scrunched around the flash.

Fine so far, but the green lid gives a bit of a green cast to the bottom.

So I applied some black duct tape, which made the fit a bit more snug.

The light spills out everywhere, which is great for some applications, but maybe not so great for others, and so I set up a roasting-pan reflector just to see what would happen.

With the "Beauty Bounce"
Without the "Beauty Bounce"

The constructing shots were made with an iPhone4 and the rest were made with the D7000 & Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G, ISO100, 1/250th, f/8, with the SB700 at 1/4 power. These last two were ISO100, 1/200th, f/8:

With "Beauty Bounce"
Without "Beauty Bounce"

If you have any questions or ideas for improvement, please let me know!

*I am in no way affiliated with Sunsweet, nor do I intend to endorse their products. Their choice of packaging for this specific product, however, is inspired.

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