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With my Canon 430EX III came a tungsten filter than neatly clips on to the flash head. However, it seems this is the only filter available.

I notice the Canon 600EX series comes with a clear filter holder that allows you to place a pre-cut gel inside.

Is there a clear filter-holder available to the 430EX III? Perhaps from a third-party? I've checked online extensively and can't find anything, so I'm assuming such a thing isn't available. And, I can't see anyway to make or adapt one. So, I figure it's back to sticking velcro strips to the flash head. It's a shame as a clear filter holder would be a neat solution.

  • well, you could certainly make or adapt one: just take the amber filter, cut out the area that actually covers the flash diffuser, and glue in a piece of clear acrylic. That will give you a snap-on "clear filter". From there, you can make pre-cut gels to sit behind the clear holder you just made. Perhaps not convenient or easy, depending on your DIY skills. But doable, I imagine. – scottbb Apr 9 at 2:57
  • If you don't want to go the velcro route, you can use any of the neutrally colored slip on diffusers available for the 430EX III-RT to hold the filter strips on the flash. – Michael C Apr 9 at 7:26
  • Canon even makes an "official" one for the 430EX III-RT. – Michael C Apr 9 at 7:31
  • @scottbb Unfortunately, the amber filter protrudes a fair distance from the flash. To cut away the amber material so it would not cause a colour cast at the margins would mean removing so much of the filter that there would be anything appreciable left to work with. I could tape over the amber bits, but then I'd be restricting the spread of the flash by doing so. – mooie Apr 9 at 11:18
  • @MichaelC When I need to diffuse the light, that would work fine. However, more often than not, I don't use the flash diffuser. Diffusers only really work well indoors. Outdoors, where there's nothing to bounce the scattered light back towards the subject, a small diffuser only has a negligible effect other than reducing the output. – mooie Apr 9 at 11:22
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Check out MagMod (https://magnetmod.com/collections/packages/products/magmod-basic-kit2)

Kits have a lot of different gels and a gel holder that need not be used with any other modifier. (I say gel, but it's colored plastic).

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