FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

DIY Projects Collection

Page  <1234 5>
Author
Turerkan View Drop Down
Emeritus group
Emeritus group
Moderator emeritus

Joined: 11 February 2006
Location: Turkey
Status: Offline
Posts: 6252
Post Options Post Options   Quote Turerkan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 August 2007 at 17:11
A fellow user added a PC port to his sunpak flash without one, here you can see it.
 



Back to Top
Turerkan View Drop Down
Emeritus group
Emeritus group
Moderator emeritus

Joined: 11 February 2006
Location: Turkey
Status: Offline
Posts: 6252
Post Options Post Options   Quote Turerkan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 August 2007 at 17:05
Rokkor 58/1.2 converted to A mount using a m42 to A mount adapter.
click here to read the story
Back to Top
dogears View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 05 September 2006
Country: Philippines
Location: Philippines
Status: Offline
Posts: 9457
Post Options Post Options   Quote dogears Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 October 2007 at 04:01
Dogears' DIY 'macro flash tube' for any flash guns e.g. 3600HS|5400HS made of 'thick paper' and some white thingy material, pls just look at the picture:

click here to see samples
Back to Top
Turerkan View Drop Down
Emeritus group
Emeritus group
Moderator emeritus

Joined: 11 February 2006
Location: Turkey
Status: Offline
Posts: 6252
Post Options Post Options   Quote Turerkan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 October 2007 at 16:13
My improved version of the Dogears macro diffuser is here along with a blueprint for anyone who wants to make one.
Back to Top
Turerkan View Drop Down
Emeritus group
Emeritus group
Moderator emeritus

Joined: 11 February 2006
Location: Turkey
Status: Offline
Posts: 6252
Post Options Post Options   Quote Turerkan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 October 2007 at 15:28
DIY Lightbox for shooting small items.
thanks to cree.
Back to Top
brettania View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Dyxum factotum

Joined: 17 July 2005
Country: New Zealand
Location: Auckland
Status: Offline
Posts: 20650
Post Options Post Options   Quote brettania Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 January 2009 at 13:05
sparky81's studio style ringlight project can be seen here.

Edited by brettania - 01 January 2009 at 13:39
 



Back to Top
Fuzzphoto View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 04 April 2006
Country: Netherlands
Status: Offline
Posts: 2546
Post Options Post Options   Quote Fuzzphoto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 February 2009 at 23:05
My very popular page about my DIY fiber optic ring flash (Fuzzcraft Ring light 4.0)



A newer version is also being cooked up as we speak: Fuzzcraft Ring light 4.1



These are ring lights using the internal pop-up flash.

Edited by Fuzzphoto - 26 December 2009 at 13:21
Joris' Fuzzphoto gallery | A77II, A700+VG, NEX-5, other gear
Back to Top
Turerkan View Drop Down
Emeritus group
Emeritus group
Moderator emeritus

Joined: 11 February 2006
Location: Turkey
Status: Offline
Posts: 6252
Post Options Post Options   Quote Turerkan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 February 2009 at 01:56
wow.. thats a brilliant idea fuzz! you are a genious!
i had a ring flash design in my head too (with cardboard) but yours is truly superior:)
Back to Top
berlin steve View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 08 April 2009
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Berlin, Germany
Status: Offline
Posts: 1583
Post Options Post Options   Quote berlin steve Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 November 2010 at 09:39
In desperation waiting for a cheap umbrella stand to turn up from the far east, I ended up making 2 adapters with some odds and ends I had lying around in the cellar. The umbrella stand never turned up, and seller offered to send new one, which I now no longer need, because the home made ones work just fine. I got refund instead.

I used an Ikea metal 'L' shapped plate as used to secure Billy bookcases etc to the wall. On the long end I had to widen the hole slightly to slot over the tripod screw thread. I suggest marking the point to widen with a pen so you widen at right point. Widening was simple enough with the help of a screwdriver jiggling around in the gap of the fairly thin metal.

I then drilled through a small piece of wood for the size of the umbrella stem, so it fits fairly tight, but you can still get it in and out. Then I joined it to the Billy support with 2 small screws.

As the tripod can move all angles, you should have a pretty versatile holder for about 10 minutes work.

Click to my Flickr for step by step photo instructions on what to do.

click here for pics on how to...


C&C welcome. Suggestions on how to improve design also welcome.

Steve
F-Stop? F-Stopped! Anyone know how to get it going again???My Flickr
Back to Top
Micholand View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Knowledgebase Contributor

Joined: 30 October 2005
Country: Germany
Location: MUC
Status: Offline
Posts: 16694
Post Options Post Options   Quote Micholand Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 November 2010 at 18:42
Thanks for sharing Steve.


Here's a link to the top ten DIY photography tips
/Michael

DWEs don't grow on trees! | Posting images&links FAQ
Back to Top
Rno. View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 05 May 2006
Country: United States
Location: Utah
Status: Offline
Posts: 1793
Post Options Post Options   Quote Rno. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 December 2010 at 02:22
Originally posted by Micholand Micholand wrote:


Here's a link to the top ten DIY photography tips


By the author's own account, those are top-ten tips on how to stand out from the crowd
Ungeeking
Back to Top
Fuzzphoto View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 04 April 2006
Country: Netherlands
Status: Offline
Posts: 2546
Post Options Post Options   Quote Fuzzphoto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 March 2011 at 16:15
I built a sturdy transport case for my gear when I'm in the concert hall.

Full article: Photo gear flightcase



Joris' Fuzzphoto gallery | A77II, A700+VG, NEX-5, other gear
Back to Top
berlin steve View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 08 April 2009
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Berlin, Germany
Status: Offline
Posts: 1583
Post Options Post Options   Quote berlin steve Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 April 2011 at 18:00
I'm going to have to change my name from Berlin_Steve to Cheap_Skate_Steve. Here is another money saver for those wanting an a33/a55/a580 external and telescopic microphone for under $10

And to make myself even cheaper, just 2 pics posted. Full instructions on my flickr. Click here...

You'll probably need to buy a microphone like this under $5- example in Ebay.

I am not affiliated in any way with the seller, nor am vouching for him/her as a preferred dealer. Just that this is exactly the microphone I have, and it works better than the on board one, for $$$peanuts.





It'll take approx 14-21 days for delivery, and 14-21 minutes to assemble. No soldering required. Please ask your mum if you are allowed to use her scissors
F-Stop? F-Stopped! Anyone know how to get it going again???My Flickr
Back to Top
Fuzzphoto View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 04 April 2006
Country: Netherlands
Status: Offline
Posts: 2546
Post Options Post Options   Quote Fuzzphoto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 April 2011 at 08:49
That looks quite ingenious! I guess you could even record sound during macro filming this way. I'd be worried about the sticky tape though. I'd use tie wraps.
Joris' Fuzzphoto gallery | A77II, A700+VG, NEX-5, other gear
Back to Top
Dyxum main page >  Forum Home > Dyxum Community > Knowledge Base Page  <1234 5>

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down



This page was generated in 0.063 seconds.

Monitor calibration strip

Dyxum.com - Home of the alpha system photographer

In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania

Feel free to contact us if needed.