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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Sweet-Lookin' DIY Ringlight

Whoa. This thing looks so good it is almost too purdy to be DIY. Profile shot, and link to full instructions, apres le jump.

This is really slick. I am curious how even the light distribution is. But maybe it looks nice enough so's I don't even care.

Even sweeter: Total damages - $27.29.

(Props to reader Richard Melanson for the posting the how-to article.)


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14 Comments:

Blogger Benjamin David said...

I've been trying to get this Vivitar Mod link working for quite some time. Here it is.

October 17, 2007 1:06 AM  
Blogger bmillios said...

You can see the light distribution here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardmelanson/1574343564/

October 17, 2007 2:14 AM  
Blogger greyhill said...

What is this jump that you are constantly referring to? Is it the kind of jump that results in a free fall or drop, or it is a term for some kind of holiday?

I really want to read about Joey!

Thanks for a great site!

October 17, 2007 2:29 AM  
Blogger A J FRENCH said...

Dave, I think that should be "too" purdy and not "to" purdy? ;-)

October 17, 2007 2:47 AM  
Blogger Baile said...

The "jump" is the link that says "More: Full Post and Comments".

October 17, 2007 10:39 AM  
Blogger Richard said...

better example of light distribution. the first one was without anything on the front:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardmelanson/1601872352/

thanks david and everyone!

October 17, 2007 12:29 PM  
Blogger Brad Calkins said...

I'm thinking it needs a mod to make it work in Portrait orientation... Couple more angle brackets?

October 17, 2007 12:38 PM  
Blogger Rui M Leal said...

This is what I'm looking for.
Building one of these babies have been putting my head spinning around fro quite a few months now.

I like this one except that you cannot use a zoom lens or focus manually.

Thanks for another idea. I'm collecting ideas and mine will come up soon.

Rui

October 17, 2007 4:50 PM  
Blogger David said...

Jesse D-

I originally moderated your comment in, as I do not shy away from criticism. But I am removing it because it is just gratuitously profane.

You can skip the DIY ringlight posts if you do not like them (I happen to like them) but the excessive language really does not belong here.

Example:

WTF? (Okay.)
F****** this and F****** that
This is B*******

That's a little much.

Thanks,
D

October 18, 2007 1:38 AM  
Blogger Charlie said...

can I get a hell yeah?

October 18, 2007 12:13 PM  
Blogger TriFilmer said...

I went to my local Home Depot and could NOT find any drainpipe that large.

Where can I go for that? Any suggestions?

October 19, 2007 1:28 PM  
Anonymous Mark said...

I keep seeing these posts and have nothing against DIY, but this is one area where I just haven't seen the DIY efforts come close to the "real" thing. I love my expensive, heavy commercial ringflash. has anyone put the DIY head to head?

Output seems to be the biggie where DIY loses. anyone hacked a ringflash with any real power?

getting signed up for flickr and have some ringflash shots there that I just don't think I could have done w/DIY if anyone cares to look.

October 19, 2007 2:22 PM  
Blogger Phil Hunton said...

Wow thats cool and very professional.

My DIY skills are limited to sticky back plastic and I can just about nail two pieces of wood together (granted I usually injure myself in the process).

Nice work indeed....Make me one :)

October 20, 2007 6:47 AM  
Blogger John Melancon said...

Great design. Also I'd like to point out a cool coincidence...my father's name is Richard Melancon (C instead of an S) small world!

February 23, 2012 2:34 PM  

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