DIY Ringflash Success

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  1. icassell

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    Dude, you got screwed!
     
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    johngpt No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Last night I followed your link to see how the DIY ringflash is made. Pretty coooool.

    Looks like you're getting it to work well.
     
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    :lmao::lmao::lmao:
     
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    Well, I need to find some insects!
     
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    Good work, look forward to seeing some results!.. been meaning to build one myself but i'd end up with a shoddy looking thing.
     
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    Well, it ain't beautiful looking, but it works ... I'll take a couple of pix of the flash when I get a chance.
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    that flash looks great! tempted to try myself.
     
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    icassell TPF Noob!

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    I figured that at that price, I didn't lose much if it didn't work -- seems to work, though :) It only took a couple of hours to make (not including the time it took for the paint and glue to dry).

    The only real problem is that you can't get to the lens to focus it while it's mounted in the flash, so you have to focus by moving the camera instead. But heck, it didn't cost me $450 either :)
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    that is my way of focusing in macro anyway.

    My only problem might be, that currently I do macro with a 300mm lens with a close up lens anyway. So this ringflash would not make too much sense there probably. ;)
     
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    OK, here are a couple of P & S pix of it --- not beautiful, but you get the idea

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    That's awesome.

    You know, though, that all the insects in the greater Phoenix area have heard about this contraption and have split for Flagstaff. :mrgreen:
     

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