Canon Rebel XT (350D) Canon 430EX Speedlite flash + off-shoe cord + amber diffuser + (opaque) blue plastic cup - (DIY) acting as a gel and diffuser + spindle of CDs - (DIY) acting like a green gel and a grid + toilet paper tube - (DIY) acting as snoot
I built this little contraption onto my trusty (made in Japan) Vivitar 285HV.
I just measured it out on matte board, cut it to size, and taped it all together.
Materials used: -wax paper 4x5 neg sleeve(s) x 2 -matte board (black on one side, white on the other) -gaffer's tape -matte knife
It's not the most sturdy thing, and i'm sure it wouldn't handle a drop too well (nor a strong poke), but it works pretty decently. Now I need to modify it to be removable and possibly collapsible for portability. Examples shot:
Canon Rebel XT (350D) Vivitar 285HV flash with DIY mini-softbox and off-shoe cord