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Old Mar 1, 2007, 12:06 AM   #11
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Hi Lello,
Thank you for all the trouble you have take to enlighten me. I am in debt to you . I have received your PM but could not open it (some problem may be,Could you please re e- mail to minzxxaxa@operamail.com.

I shall always remember your kindness,
Thanks again
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Old Mar 1, 2007, 3:55 AM   #12
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Lello

Looks like a good idea, have you done any comparison shots i.e with and

without the 'ringflash' on the same subject to reveal the difference?

comercially made ringflashes seem to be like hens teeth these days.

unless they come up on ebay from time to time.

here is a picture of a pentax macro ringflash that mounted on the end

of a macro lens. I think there may have been two semi-circular flash tubes

inside it. musket




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Old Mar 1, 2007, 5:00 AM   #13
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Hi Musket,

My Homemade ring-flash cost me about £3.00, The bowl was from Wilkinson's,(Aluminum down lighter shade) had a small dent in it so I got it for £2.50! you can use plastic bowl but you need to line inside with foil, The diffuser at front was packing that comes with PC's ,TV's, screens,etc

because I am using a close up lens (MCON -40) I am only about 12 inches away and without the ring flash I was getting Very bad highlights,

See example of Lilly (with just pop up flash the highlights were bad) and sometime shadow was a problem
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By the way I now have to make anotherRing-flash to fit onto my D80 I have just bought.

So watch this space
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Old Mar 1, 2007, 8:27 AM   #15
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lello ,
received your e mail and been to the site and got my self registered.Thanks
By the way are you going to make another home ringflash for D-80.(plz keep it posted in the same thread)
I have a vivter ring flash but light is too harsh.( I do not know about the musket) Whereas yours I feel gives a more natural feel no artifiality.
Next thing it is more cost effective then comapany make flash
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Old Mar 1, 2007, 8:37 AM   #16
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Lovely, great color and drama. donna
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Old Mar 1, 2007, 2:37 PM   #17
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lello ,
received your e mail and been to the site and got my self registered.Thanks
By the way are you going to make another home ringflash for D-80.(plz keep it posted in the same thread)
I have a vivter ring flash but light is too harsh.( I do not know about the musket) Whereas yours I feel gives a more natural feel no artifiality.
Next thing it is more cost effective then comapany make flash
Well I have'nt tried any of these flash systems, I have'nt gotten into macro

photography as yet, but quite rightly put, I think excessive flash at very

close range would be useless, and harmful to small creatures in shot. :idea:


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Old Mar 2, 2007, 2:13 AM   #18
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My Homemade ring-flash cost me about £3.00, The bowl was from Wilkinson's,(Aluminum down lighter shade) had a small dent in it so I got it for £2.50! you can use plastic bowl but you need to line inside with foil, The diffuser at front was packing that comes with PC's ,TV's, screens,etc
I wonder if you've experimented with various shapes for the reflector ie different

degrees of curvature, I was thinking an aluminium foil dinnerplate with shallower

depth than a bowl might yield different results :idea:
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Old Mar 2, 2007, 8:27 AM   #19
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Hi Musket,

My Homemade ring-flash cost me about £3.00, The bowl was from Wilkinson's,(Aluminum down lighter shade) had a small dent in it so I got it for £2.50! you can use plastic bowl but you need to line inside with foil, The diffuser at front was packing that comes with PC's ,TV's, screens,etc
I wonder if you've experimented with various shapes for the reflector ie different

degrees of curvature, I was thinking an aluminium foil dinnerplate with shallower

depth than a bowl might yield different results :idea:
I't all down to trial and error, I spent about a week just modifing it (used a mirror to get flash back to see if I was getting an even spread.
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Old Mar 21, 2007, 9:43 AM   #20
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Hi lello ,Finally I succeeded .I am so excited (when my 1st picture flashed on camera moniter,I yelled "Eureka" at night 1 O'clock) & would like to thank you for all the support .I wanted to send you the personal message,but I don't know How?..?. (So this is bit public, hope you wont mind)with my 1st "home made ring flash photo",I have dedicated to you as a mark of respect.http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...72&forum_id=23
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