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Unread 02-12-2013, 06:30 PM   #16
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I bought a Pentax K-01 (it takes all the same K mount lenses that I use on my K5) and after it comes back from a full spectrum conversion I may build a lego shell around it. It's boxy enough to where that might work out well.
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Unread 02-13-2013, 02:08 AM   #17
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I bought a Pentax K-01 (it takes all the same K mount lenses that I use on my K5) and after it comes back from a full spectrum conversion I may build a lego shell around it. It's boxy enough to where that might work out well.
I had a K-01 for a while. A nice camera not considering the design. I kind of wish someone would hack together a K-01 into the style of a film LX or something. Though, it would have to be a bit thicker than the original.
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Unread 02-13-2013, 01:50 PM   #18
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Anybody make a flash gel holder before? I'm tempted to try making my own this week:
http://www.craigcolvin.com/photograp...sh-gel-holder/

Edit: I finished making them! Well worth the effort, happy to not destroy my gels with tape anymore.
What did you use for the clear plastic part?
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Tuned the dispersion pattern of my DIY beauty dish the past couple of nights. My first try with the reflector cone wasn't up to snuff. Tried a CD (shiny side up, attached to the far end of the 50-ct CD cover), but I didn't cover up the inner hole, and it left a dark spot in the middle with a smaller hot spot. Then I tried a CD covered by mylar (shiny side up), and the dark spot evened out, but still dark when the CD was attached at the far end of the 50-ct CD cover. I then moved the CD/mylar reflector half-way in, and the dark spot was gone, and the overall light output was much more even. So I found a 25-ct CD cover, and used that with the CD/mylar reflector, and all was well. I get to try it out this weekend on real people, so I'l try to put some shots soon.
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Unread 02-13-2013, 07:52 PM   #20
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What did you use for the clear plastic part?
I used Lexan.
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How did you bend the lexan?
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I had a K-01 for a while. A nice camera not considering the design. I kind of wish someone would hack together a K-01 into the style of a film LX or something. Though, it would have to be a bit thicker than the original.
I do have a non-working ME...
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Caution: Nerd alert:

Here's a set of photos of my recent DIY Beauty Dish effort:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/patcave...7632806988528/
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I made 2 grid spots using small drinking straws and cardboard from a box of cereal.
The final project fits over your speedlite flashhead and you get that tight circle effect.
Saw the idea on strobist somewhere . actually worked out pretty well.
Made one with shorter straws and one with longer ones. Pretty easy project.
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Unread 03-11-2013, 05:32 PM   #25
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Here's a set of photos of my recent DIY Beauty Dish effort:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/patcave...7632806988528/
I finally got to use this under convention conditions, and I was pretty happy with the exposures I was getting with this beauty dish, so much so, it sped up my post-processing time, and I didn't spend too much time trying to salvage photos, but was able to just polish up the photos and upload them for the cosplayers to enjoy quite soon after the convention was over (just yesterday).
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