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Lightscoop – eliminate ugly pop up flash photos


Lightscoop. Slot one of these gidgets over the top of your DSLR pop up flash and you’ll gain an bounced flash look for your photos without breaking the bank. The device is just a simple mirror holder integrated with a customised holder for the major name camera makes (Canon, Nikon, Pentax etc) so it probably won’t work with your OkieKokie 2000 cam.

I do wonder why camera manufacturers don’t include a swivel function in their pop up flashes to allow for bounced lighting, as it’s such a basic and useful idea. Hmm…maybe it would canibablise their sales of add on flash units? Anyway, this thing is $34.95 and available in standard and ‘warm’ models.


 I only recommend the Lightscoop for the cameras listed on this site. We are testing the Lightscoop with others, but until we test it, we won’t promote it. We ARE developing new models for different cameras. Keep in mind: 1. Only certain camera models have pop-up flash units powerful enough to bounce light to a ceiling or wall and send back enough light to properly expose a picture. This is particularly true for point-and-shoot cameras. I know that the tested camera models produce enough light. 2. The profile of the pop-up flash is different on various camera models. The hot shoes also are different.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

1 Comment

  • Excellent tool. I have on for my Pentax DSLR. Comes in handy for family and group photos where lugging a large pro shoe flash isn’t feasible. Worth it to have in your bag.

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