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Old Jul 8, 2006, 11:57 PM   #1
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I was at Walmart this morning and saw this Energizer 6 LED Headlight for $14 so I picked it up. I haven't really had a chance to try it out but it looks promising. It has three modes for white light (spot, flood, and combo). The flood setting looks almost perfect to get a little extra light where you need it without being to harsh. I might even buy another one, they are cheap compared to a Digi-Slave ring light.


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Old Jul 9, 2006, 2:21 AM   #2
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This setup is much better than the ringlight (the light of dentists).
We need shadows on our macros.
I am using a similar setup as focussing help sometimes:



These are two heads of walmart-like torches (6LEDS white each).
Costs: 2* 3 euros and battery box.
Some pictures can be taken with the LED light alone.
Even commercial ringlights cannot be adjusted to different distances. Adjustable LED beams are much better.

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Old Jul 9, 2006, 12:41 PM   #3
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That is quite the setup you have there, Seemolf. I got a chance to use the light this morning, and I'm reallyhappy how well it worked. This shot would have needed a 1 second exposure without the LED light. Now I just need to build a macro rail.

F8, 1/40, +5 diop. cropped, NR and levels.


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Old Jul 9, 2006, 12:58 PM   #4
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Vailboy, That's an interesting idea! Looks like it works well judging from the spider shot ! Jim
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