My DIY Ring light flash

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  1. mcgraths

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    Hi everyone, been a long time since my last log in (almost a year). Totally forgot about this place!

    Anyway, I just finished a project that some of you strobists out there might enjoy. I build my own DIY ring light flash for under $10. I'm working on a blog post for the whole project so i'll be sure to post that soon. In the mean time here are a few sample shots I took with it.

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    great job.. im been looking at a few DIY's for this cant wait to see your blog...

    I really like the outcome of yours :)
     
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    :lol:

    I was famous for a minute or two.
     
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    How far the mighty have fallen. I don't even use it now. :hsugh:









    For the most part. :lol:
     
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    haha i made one last night kinda ugly but im thinking its no good for my flash as its a 420 ex and i dont have the settings options to turn it down it really blew out the person in the picture
     
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    What?

    The 420EX doesn't have an output option??? I find this hard to believe.

    You need to back up, or close down your aperture.
     
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    The 420ex has an on/off switch...thats about it lol.
     
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    Like Tanya said I'd close down your aperture and lower your ISO. Backing up might not be the best option since you wouldn't get that "ring light look" any more.
     
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    Really? :lol:
     
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    yeah it dont have much just an on off a slave button.. i still like my flash though :)

    i didn't have time to play with it last night friggin migraine.. i tried playing with aperture and brought down iso it seemed a bit better i'll try again to figure it out Thanks guys
     
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    When making one you must have a certain lens in mind do you? my thought is if the ring flash is too deep for your lens, it will show up in the pic and vise versa if its too shallow the lens will stick through and give you shadows. Am I wrong?
     
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    Yes you are wrong. :)
     
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    Does your body not offer Flash Exposure Compensation? Even the Rebels have it, though it's buried in the shooting menus - that should allow you to dial it back by 2 stops.
     
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    never heard of it i have the rebel xt I'll look in my manual and menu options on teh camera and check it out

    thanks
     

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