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I have not built this... yet. I am also not familiar with the particular ring mentioned in the Instructables. I would experiment with building my own light source and possibly a neutral gel filter over the LED's I choose. A gel similar to what is used in stage lighting for good flesh tones. It's all a project?
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Partsexpress.com is a good source for led strips. They even go on sale there once in a while.
Great job!! I really love the way you go in to the different cost aspects for each style setup. It CAN be done in an inexpensive way?. What has turned me off to some Instructables is the inability to create them due to the need of 3D printers and other expensive gear. I appreciate how you use different styles of lenses and lighting. I unsubscribed to Outdoor Photography because of the extensive use of photoshop and lack of actual photography skills. Great job! I am also a Nikon user and to date my favorite macro lens is my Sigma 105mm f2.8 macro. Sharp as a tack. Cheers!
If you don't have a 3D printer you can go to most camera shops or even a pawn shop and buy used lens hoods cheap. Just make sure you know the correct diameter of your lens. Also be sure to adjust your white balance for the LED light.
A friend turned me onto this years ago. After thoroughly cleaning the wheels on your car or motorcycle put some Vaseline on a rag and rub it on to all surfaces of the wheel. It keeps brake dust and debris from sticking.
No, not complaining only agreeing with several people whom I see have posted similar replies to this cool project. Yes, great results with a CNC device. I also love photography but I discontinued my subscription to "Outdoor Photography" because it was focusing (no pun intended) more on computer photo shopped imaging as opposed to the actual art of the camera. Photo shop is a tool as well. I guess it is all about calling a spade a spade.I'm not adverse to technology. Being an IT guy I deal with it daily and know the need in our field to stay on top of it. I look at Instructables as more of a McGuyver site for the creative mind. My humble opinion.Merry Christmas everybody! Cheers
I totally agree... Is there an alternate instructable on how to build with common shop tools?
Very cool! I need to make an attempt at making one of these. Will a propane torch work for the mini forge?Nice job!!
I have a friend who needs this :-). I would give you the #1 choice to win the contest mostly because you used ALL basic tools. No offense to the guys with the laser cutters, CNC machines and 3D printers but really..... how many of us hacks looking for a project have access to this stuff. Kudos to you for creating this with the basics.Cheers!
Really creative! I'm impressed with your hand made jigs and basic tool usage. Question for you... did you sacrifice a few pieces during the process? I always end up with a "test" piece or two when setting up my router table for height and width of joining pieces. PS: Very cool puzzle!!
Good job. A major part of manual mode has been addressed here. But you also need to manually focus your lens if you want to be "full manual". Also depending on your DSLR and lens your aperture (f stop) could be adjusted on the ring of the lens. Thanks for the instructable
Dull the edge.... Darn spellcheck
I see a few of you made these to hold your cutlery at an angle. Cool idea if it set below a cabinet (like my house would). It is good practice to store your knives blade up. Inserting knives blade down in to a block or any holder will fill the edge. Nice instructable
Weller not seller.. Meh spellcheck
SeamusFrederick... I prefer the brand Hakko. You could also buy a seller in Amazon as well. Most important feature would be adjustable temperature and the ability to use different sized tips
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