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Old Feb 10, 2009, 10:09 AM   #1
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ive seen a few old posts on here where people made there own ring lights.

when i saw this cheap light in shop i instantly thought, ring light.




the centre hole was a little small and the batteries and switchwere in the way.



i ripperd out the battery holders and the switch and cut a bigger hole, extended the wire and used an external battery holder.



i want to add some foam to the inside inside of the ringto keep in place but thisshows how it looks on the camera, i might try to add a silver hood at some point as well.




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Old Feb 10, 2009, 10:11 AM   #2
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heres a couple of with and without the light pictures

without



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unfortunatly ive not got a true macro lense so i cant yet get in really close, but its on my shopping list :-)
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Old Feb 10, 2009, 1:20 PM   #3
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Hi Kayusa,

I experimented along similar lines with a ringlight for a P&S (HP Photosmart 850) the unit worked fine for macros at anything up to about 24", but i wasn't too pleased

with the shadowless lighting, tends to make for flat looking pictures lacking in contrast, Roy (Robaro) worked similarly, and I think we both reached the same

conclusion. We both much prefer off camera application of flash ... flash head can be set either side or above , which improves definition (contrast). I'm glad to see

someones who likes to experiment as I do. ... Jack.
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Dave,
I got to hand it to you for ingenuity!
you seem to be a man after my own heart.


I have a number of DIY projects in mind so as my fingers get well enough to use. :G
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Old Feb 11, 2009, 1:52 AM   #5
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jacholi see what you mean about the shadows, they maybe suited better for some things rarther than others, like photographing jewelry for insurance or things to sell on ebay.

GW i saw the pictures of your fingers, OUCH!they look so painfull, i hope they get better soon.
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jacholi see what you mean about the shadows, they maybe suited better for some things rarther than others, like photographing jewelry for insurance or things to sell on ebay.

GW i saw the pictures of your fingers, OUCH!they look so painfull, i hope they get better soon
Thanks Dave, they're doing MUCH better now, I'm starting to use them a little. still kind of touchy.:G
if you could give me any info on where I could pick up a light like that I'd like to get one.
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Old Feb 11, 2009, 8:40 AM   #7
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glad to hear that

ive seen them on ebay, it looks like they call them UFO lights

ive found a link to one in hong kong, you might find one closer to home though

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/UFO-48-LED-Lig...713.m153.l1262
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cleaner than mine..




but jack and i started from scratch
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jachol wrote:
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Hi Kayusa,

I experimented along similar lines with a ringlight for a P&S (HP Photosmart 850) the unit worked fine for macros at anything up to about 24", but i wasn't too pleased

with the shadowless lighting, tends to make for flat looking pictures lacking in contrast, Roy (Robaro) worked similarly, and I think we both reached the same

conclusion. We both much prefer off camera application of flash ... flash head can be set either side or above , which improves definition (contrast). I'm glad to see

someones who likes to experiment as I do. ... Jack.
jack's right. i wasn't too happy with the images. i guess you could blank out 1 side of the lights with a piece of tape but............
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Has anyone tried the new Pentax ring light? I was out the other day playing with my flash used wirelessly, with diffuser and reflector and still wasn't completely happy with things. Plus its a lot of bother. I was thinking getting the real thing might be worth it. I've just never seen anything taken with it so don't know if I would like it any better, though. I often think the limitations I see are my own as a photographer.
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