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:MACRO: Tupperware Lighting System DIY Howto

 
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Aug 27, 2009 15:03 |  #31

found this post .... you bloody legend, what an amazing setup. The wordsare what made me continue to read on but the final result works. Thanks so very much


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Oct 29, 2009 21:37 |  #32

looking forward to buying a flash - if only for this very purpose.


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May 06, 2010 15:11 |  #33

Just remembered I never got around to trying out this DIY. I'll get on it once I find a job :X Out of curiosity though, any other DIYs for camera gear?




  
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Aug 26, 2010 12:37 |  #34

your growing gallery, are those all from the 100 2.8 macro alone? no tubes etc




  
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May 01, 2011 16:38 |  #35

ohhh i like this DIY project!




  
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May 02, 2011 07:55 as a reply to  @ post 8020149 |  #36

ive given up macro, my hands are to shaky:(




  
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May 25, 2011 21:13 as a reply to  @ post 6153110 |  #37

AMAZING Photos!!! Were you shooting with the 100mm L Macro, or the 100mm 2.8? I am considering both, I like the IS though b/c I mainly hand hold my camera.




  
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May 27, 2011 06:41 |  #38

ironron wrote in post #12331915 (external link)
ive given up macro, my hands are to shaky:(

Invest in a tripod and/or flash...or upgrade to the 100L. Unless you have constantly shaky hands, macro isn't impossible. :)


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May 27, 2011 11:11 |  #39

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May 27, 2011 15:10 |  #40

If anyone is shaky I fabricated a table top stand. I went to a local musical instrument store and purchased a microphone stand for $20. The base is cast iron so it pretty heavy and stable.

I wanted my Markins ballhead to attach to it so I needed to attach this

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The chrome microphone stands shaft thread pattern was weird. I could find anything to match the thread pattern so I had to improvise. I cut the shaft off at the base. A lousy cut but it was going to flip over and thread through the bottom anyway. Notice the grey matter inside the chrome pipe. NOTE: the base is upside down.

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I taped the bottom of the cut shaft with duct tape and flipped it over. I filled the empty shaft with epoxy. The type that comes in a stick and you have to knead to activate. I threaded the screw into ballhead estimating how deep in needed to go in with some allowance. I placed 4 screws into on the base as spacers s the epoxy would not bind to the ballhead base when seated. I slowly lowered the ballhead to the target.

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After the epoxy hardened - the final product.

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With my gizmo removed from the base. Notice that I had to shave away some epoxy of the top. Thus the nails for spacers.

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I used the lock screw that came with the chrome shaft to secure the gizmo.

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May 27, 2011 15:23 |  #41

The final product. This is solid. A very stable setup.

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With my MP E-65. Not the greatest but in a pinch. If you get those little hobby arms and be unique you can do some creative stuff.

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Sep 01, 2011 19:53 |  #42

Can't wait to try this out. I just have to buy a macro lens! :(
I wish there was something similar that would work with reverse macro. Haven't found anything yet.




  
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Sep 01, 2011 19:57 |  #43

Thanks too all for such great information and examples. I am indebted to many.....




  
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Feb 04, 2013 20:19 |  #44

This is cool, and great design


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Feb 09, 2013 10:50 |  #45

;) Bringing us back on topic...Tupperware lighting equipment and macro shots

Here is a nice large source which in very inexpensive and provides very soft yet directional lighting for macro work, my 'Icecream' product release (no relationship to Android 'icecream' release BTW) ...

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a smaller diameter 'Fetacheese' (only lid shown) model is also available when not-so-soft lighting is desired.
My diet does not support the '3gal icecream' product release, but I can make it for anyone wanting to get that very large source from me.

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