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Old Mar 24, 2005, 11:25 PM   #1
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I just got my 6t in and I am thinking about makeing an led light ring to aid lighting. I will have no problem makeing it but I wonder if it will be worth it, because it seems like such an alligned light source would completely flatten the image. Like when photo flashes are close to the lens.
Anyone have any experience with this type of lighting?
Any links to online info? pics?

IF I decide to make this I MIGHT make a batch if some people here show interest.

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Old Mar 25, 2005, 3:47 PM   #2
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I thought about a ring light at one point also.....I did some research and found that a lot of photographers don't like 'em for that reason, flat pictures, no shadows at all. They are great for critical photos like crime scenes and such. But in an artistic photo they suck!! I'm using a vivitar 285HV w\ diffusser and the SC-3 sensor adapter which puts the flash sensor on the camera while you are able to hold the flash off camera. I love this set up. It has worked great for me so far. Thats one thing i like about the Nikon 6T.....the super close ups from 1 foot away at 432mm....it alows better use of a flash.

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Old Mar 25, 2005, 4:43 PM   #3
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been thinking/researching about this more and have decided to abandon the light ring.
I constructed a really crude light tube out of aluminum foil that directed the onbord flash as if comeing from above. Got some pretty nice looking results actually :lol: I have an fz15 so no hotshoe.
My other thing against flashes it that they seem to be the equivilant of direct sunlight, = hard shadows. Maybe an aux flash with its larger light emitting area + range of macro shots fixes that? But then again here is me without a hot shoe.

So my new idea is this: three "antenna" with powerful leds on the ends extend from the camera. One directly above, and one on the left and right, slightly above the lens axis. I would be able to turn each of the three on and off independently. each would be in line with the front plane of the lens and I'm thinking about 6 inches from the lens axis.

What do you all think?
How much light output you think I will need?
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