Godox AD-S2

FJ200 Magnetic Gel Holder

FJ200 with DIY Diffuser

DIY Diffuser for Westcott FJ200

...Using a Godox AD-S2 Standard Reflector


As a photographer, achieving the perfect lighting can sometimes feel like chasing a unicorn. While commercial diffusers are readily available, they can often be expensive. If you’re looking for a cost-effective solution that you can make at home, this DIY guide is for you. In this post, I'll walk you through the process of creating a DIY diffuser for the Westcott FJ200 by repurposing the diffusion filter from a Godox AD-S2 Standard Reflector and using it with the magnetic gel or grid holder that comes with the FJ200.


Materials Needed

  • Westcott FJ200 Strobe
  • Godox AD-S2 Standard Reflector (specifically the diffusion filter)
  • Magnetic gel or grid holder (included with the FJ200)


Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Gather Your Materials
  2. Ensure you have all the materials listed above. It’s crucial to have the magnetic gel or grid holder that comes with the Westcott FJ200 as it will be the key to attaching your DIY diffuser.
  3. Remove the Diffusion Filter from the Godox AD-S2 Reflector
  4. Carefully detach the diffusion filter from the Godox AD-S2 reflector. If it's firmly attached, use a flat tool to gently pry it off, being careful not to damage the filter.
  5. The diffusion filter fits perfectly within the magnetic gel holder, you can simply place it inside.
  6. Attach the magnetic gel holder, now fitted with the diffusion filter, onto the front of your Westcott FJ200 strobe. The magnetic connection should hold it firmly in place.
  7. Test Your DIY Diffuser
  8. Turn on your Westcott FJ200 and test the lighting. Take a few test shots to see how the light is diffused.

Benefits of Your DIY Diffuser

  • Cost-Effective: Using readily available materials, this DIY project saves you money compared to purchasing a commercial diffuser.
  • Customizable: You can adjust the size and shape of the diffusion filter to suit your specific needs.
  • Portable: The lightweight and compact nature of this DIY diffuser makes it easy to carry around in your photography kit.

Conclusion

Creating a DIY diffuser for your Westcott FJ200 using a Godox AD-S2 diffusion filter is a straightforward and budget-friendly project that can significantly enhance your lighting setup. By repurposing existing equipment, you not only save money but also contribute to a more sustainable approach to photography.

Happy shooting, and may your lighting always be perfect!



Godox Reflector Diffuser: $7 https://amzn.to/3UH7WaX

Westscott FJ200: $399 https://amzn.to/3JZ7jof