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    Posted: 16 April 2007 at 12:24
This thread is for sharing your DIY projects.. You can either directly post your experiences, or better you can post links to the threads where your project can be discussed more extensively, don't forget to add a short description though.

What is included in "DIY projects"?

any modification in your gear that is outside the intended use of it. ie: lens disassemblies, sensor cleaning methods, lens adapter modifications, reverse mounted lenses, self made hand grips etc.

i seriously suggest that you keep the real explanations in a seperate thread where it can be discussed. A small summary and a link to the proper thread is enough here.

I'll start with a few examples..

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Turerkan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 April 2007 at 12:28
I have disassembled and lubricated my Cosina 100/3.5. Fixed some focusing ring stiffness and disabled AF for better MF feeling.

Cosina 100/3.5 macro disassembly
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Turerkan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 April 2007 at 12:31
Here Pete Ganzel maintains a large set of DIY modifications, its a must see!

Pete Ganzel on Pbase

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Yes Peter is the DIY maestro. He sells a highly recommended lens repair CD reference -- see this linked page.

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I have modified a KM BP-400 batterygrip meant for A1/A2 prosumer cameras, and made it fit a KM 5D. The grip mod makes these things work: VG shutter release button, battery slot for two np-400 batteries, internal power cables.

The topic can be found here: DIY Verticalgrip for 5D
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Here is a lnk to my DIY Light (or Soft) Box for (small) product photography...

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Here is how I repair a Minolta 50/1.7

Servicing 50/1.7
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Micholand Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 April 2007 at 20:34
Info for building your own remote shutter release using an old computer mouse:

As the three pins (focus, shutter and common) for the remote plug on camera side are only shorted in a certain sequence and it's only a mechanical connection via switches, no battery/power supply has to be used. To take a picture just press and hold down the first mouse button for focus and then press second mouse button for shutter release.

The exact pinning of the remote plug is as follows:
+----v--+
- 1 2 3 -
+-------+

1 = "C": common / ground
2 = "F": activate camera & AF -> 1+2 shorted - first mouse button
3 = "S": release shutter -> 1+3 shorted - second mouse button

DIY remote cord topic and here's the solution from jEECHA
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Bouncer holder
for Sony HVL-56, Minolta 5600

Simple to make, fast to use.
You need a stainless steel wire 2mm diameter (US - AWG 14), round pliers and small rasp. Pictures talks.







Bouncer was made of one piece A4 color laser paper (250g), cut on A5 and glued.


With small rasp make a sharp edge to sit into slots on sides.




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a flash bouncer for the pop up inbuilt flash.
I built one, the I found almost the same here, so I just link this one, because it's explained great.
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onboard flash diffuser/softbox:



adidas shoebox
the transparent paper in it
utility knife
tape &/ stapler

cut off the top of the shoebox. crunch the foils to get faceted tin foils. tape them in the inside of the box. cut a hole where the flash goes in, but don't cut it off, foil it and fold inside the box. It will diffuse the light back in the box. Cover the top with the transparent paper. 1/2 and 1/1 power are usable indoors.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote polossatik Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 April 2007 at 21:31
IF your looking for idea's for mod's/hacks then do not forget to do a little search on http://www.makezine.com/blog/

There's some pretty good stuff ...
7D / A580 and assorted lenses from 8mm fish to 1000mm / Minolta 7s Rangefinder /

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Post Options Post Options   Quote bharnois Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 2007 at 20:22
Here is my DIY for now. Yet another flash modifier. I used a thin binder cover and just used a little velcro. You'll notice the design is hijacked from the design of the one SIGMA shows on their website. Only took about 10 mins. You can adjust it forward and backward to determine how much flash goes to the ceiling.

"The Back"


"The Front"


"Firmly Velcro'd"


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Repair of a beercan with stiff focus mechanism.

See here: How to fix it

Note: If I find the time, I will add some pictures.
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Fixing an M42 Zenitar fisheye to work to infinity.

See here.
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