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Old Mar 28, 2007, 11:36 PM   #31
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Thanks Roy. My scrap acrylic is about 1/8" thk. Maybe some sort of a built-in collar will be better. I'll post a pic when I'm finished with it.

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Old Mar 29, 2007, 12:47 AM   #32
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I'm better at making DIY than taking photos of them. This is one of my more recent ones. I bought the shift lens on e-bay, but it came without a case. Went out to the barn and looked around till I found a water drainage pipe with different diametres in both ends that proved to fit nicely fot the purpose. Some left over leather patches, two round pieces of masonite, and voila!, a hard shell leather case, fitting perfectly!

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Old Mar 29, 2007, 12:47 AM   #33
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Old Mar 29, 2007, 8:42 AM   #34
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I am impressed...the LED array is so challenging! Great Stuff.
I am working on using Dowels to replace batteries in my 4 cell flashes so I can connect external power to them. I will post if I get them complete....heck I will post anyway

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all you need is two dowels the right size. epoxy two metal contacts on the end of each one to attach the + - leads to. drill a small hole in the flash body and you are all set. if your dowels are too small diameter us paper to roll around to size and a good coat of glue to seal them.

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The problem I am having is tryng to figure out the positive and negative contacts. Because there are 4 cells in the flash(es), one can potentially have two possible positive and negative contacts. I think I need to get my meter out!. If I can do this without taking ti apart, it woud be great. If I have to take it apart, I will hardwire it internally. I dont know why flas manufacturers today dont give users an esternal power option.......:?

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Old Mar 29, 2007, 9:09 AM   #35
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there are only 2 contacts that go into the flash. the batteries are connected in a series connecting the two internal contacts.
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Old Mar 29, 2007, 10:57 PM   #36
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Kjell - What a great idea for making your own lens case!

Roy - all of your projects are interesting, well beyond my capabilities.

The only DIY project I've tried wouldn't be very interesting - broken glass and an empty 2X TC isn't particularly photogenic, and all it took was some brawn, not brains. I tried to take out the screws but couldn't loosen most of them, so I even had to get Roy suggest a small hammer in order to make it. It's much more fun to see everyone else's clever ideas.
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Old Mar 29, 2007, 11:54 PM   #37
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there are only 2 contacts that go into the flash. the batteries are connected in a series connecting the two internal contacts.
Here are a couple of pics of one I did a couple of years ago that may help:

I also have it in a word doc I can email to anyone who wants it. Let me know
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Here are a couple of pics of one I did a couple of years ago that may help:

I also have it in a word doc I can email to anyone who wants it. Let me know
Your pict tells all about how to line and power up the LED. Beautiful. That is very good design for macro shots

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