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Lester ­ Wareham
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Apr 01, 2012 01:08 |  #796

BlackClouds wrote in post #14174137 (external link)
Hi...these are my macro rigs for now :)
the first one is 100 macro with 430EX II diffused with lumiquest soft box. The othe one (which I used most) the MP 65 with MT-24EX twin flash and diffused with gary puffer with secret ingredient inside :cool:

I like your standoffs for the twin flash heads, I have been looking for something to do just that for some time.

Going to let us in on that secret ingredient?


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Apr 01, 2012 01:50 |  #797

Lester Wareham wrote in post #14189471 (external link)
I like your standoffs for the twin flash heads, I have been looking for something to do just that for some time.

Going to let us in on that secret ingredient?


I'm interested too if you don't mind sharing.


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Apr 01, 2012 02:40 |  #798

They look like the Kaiser flash shoe to me

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I have some on order..


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Apr 01, 2012 10:16 |  #799

these are Kaiser flash shoe, 2 in each side to rise the flash heads a bit..... no secret ingredient, I just put small glass balls, I do not know their specific name.. a small balls of glasses around 0.5mm in diameter I put five inside each diffuser... I notice they scatter the light that comes from the flash head.. they give me nice lighting (at least to my tast)... here is an example..


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Apr 01, 2012 12:15 as a reply to  @ BlackClouds's post |  #800

Thanks for the info.


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Apr 01, 2012 20:44 |  #801

I'll be purchasing a Lumiquest diffuser this week and haven't decided on a bracket yet. The price tag on C shaped brackets is nice. I really like the setup that BlackClouds has in the first picture. Any feedback on either setup and where to buy? Thanks!


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Apr 01, 2012 22:52 |  #802

I'll be purchasing a Lumiquest diffuser this week and haven't decided on a bracket yet. The price tag on C shaped brackets is nice. I really like the setup that BlackClouds has in the first picture. Any feedback on either setup and where to buy? Thanks!

my setup from bottom to top:

-Acratech GV2 ballhead
-Wimberley perpendicular Plate Module M-8(this only used if you dont have lens collar)
-Wimberley Universla camera body plate P-5
-Wimberley flash bracket Module M-1
-Wimberley macro arm flash bracket module
-Lumiquest soft box (to be honest I dont like the light from it, so I made DIY diffuser)




  
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Apr 01, 2012 22:58 |  #803

I forget, you need a cord to connect the flash to camera, I use canon OC-E3 with 430EXII....




  
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Apr 01, 2012 23:26 as a reply to  @ BlackClouds's post |  #804

Thank you for the information-I greatly appreciate it. Adorama had a c style clamp in stockthat matches my budget quite nicely. I ordered up the cord and box as well. Hopefully I'll have some respectable macro shots to post in the not too distant future.


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Apr 11, 2012 16:32 |  #805

My last one:

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Apr 13, 2012 19:09 |  #806

Taking some ideas from this thread I finally made my own flash bracket. I used a bracket I found from some old camera gear, removed the flood light attachment on one end then made an arm with ball head at the top. Used a bike grip and some metal tubing. I machined a piece of aluminum for the base to get the flash up a bit higher. The tripod mount is not on center with the lens but it actualy works out ok. The bracket folds up which is also nice as it's easier to store.

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Apr 20, 2012 12:59 |  #807

Would the delta flash bracket with my 580 be better then a ring light. What are the differences? I see most of the rigs with brackets.


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Apr 20, 2012 22:58 |  #808

I have not used a ring light but what I like about the bracket method is that for flowers I can move it around and bring light in from different angles and the soft box gives a pleasing look.


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Apr 21, 2012 07:09 |  #809

A ring light often gives a rather flat-looking light, with few shadows or depth. It has its place, but most prefer adjustable lights so they can control the lighting angles.


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Apr 23, 2012 15:37 as a reply to  @ archer1960's post |  #810

Nothing fancy about my macro set up.. 60D, EF-S 60mm, 430ex II.

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