I got inspired by Karim Ghantous’s thread describing Thomas Shahan’s approach to shooting macro using an on-camera flash [here]. I put together four different versions of his diffusor for the on-camera flash using various combinations of paper, plastic, muslin, baling wire, floral wire, clear tape, and electrical tape. All worked well from the flash-diffusing standpoint, but some were more convenient to use than others. Experience with those four versions resulted in definition of some design criteria: big enough to throw light over the subject area, but… …easily packable in a knapsack (=foldable, bendable, non-destructible, or small) able to stand up to sub-optimal conditions (=water resistant, robust) able to stay on the camera without a helping hand (=tight fit or with some kind of tensioner, clamp, or frame) able to fit multiple lenses (=flexible fit) easily correctible white-balance (anything basically white turned out to work) good quality of diffusion (=enough light, well-distributed light, no hot-spots, produces soft shadows) no harsh light leaks (=tight fit on top and sides of lens) no shadow of the lens on a subject (=sits close to front of lens) doesn’t interfere with focus or zoom mechanism (=sits really close to front of lens) These criteria resulted in the fifth design, which was the easiest of all, and the one I'm now using: I cut the side off a 1-gallon milk jug, cut a hole toward the bottom that is slightly smaller than the body-side-diameter of the lens hood, cut 1-cm “spokes” out from the hole to give a flexible fit, and left a “spring” flap at the base of the circle to help hold the diffusor in place. To use the diffusor, take the lens hood off the camera, pull the diffusor onto the lens, put the hood back on, then pull the diffusor onto the hood until it’s near the front. It’s ugly, but it works. The thing itself: What it looks like on a camera: What the bug sees: What I see: Any suggestions for improvements, modifications, or other designs?