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Jan 27, 2015 20:52 |  #1

I have always been in love with the light produced by a ring light not to mention the awesome catch lights it produces. I was not sure if I wanted a strobed ring light or a constant. After doing a bunch of research over the past year I decided that I was going to make my own constant light ring light. After Seeing Dani Diamonds ring light my mind was set I had to build one similar since it was so different from all the ring lights I've seen other people have made.

Its a prototype I am going to do some r&d for my next version;)

Total cost to make $200


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And here is the test shot on my wife;)


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Jan 28, 2015 00:18 |  #2

Nice job! I have been thinking about making one of these too.


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Jan 28, 2015 00:22 as a reply to  @ Kjott21's post |  #3

Do it;)


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Jan 28, 2015 08:22 |  #4

nice light.


not trying to "one up' you, especially since i had nothing to do with this thread :D https://photography-on-the.net …read.php?t=1279​313&page=1 but check out this guy's light.


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Jan 28, 2015 08:39 as a reply to  @ Left Handed Brisket's post |  #5

That's some dedicated time and great craftsmanship!

Mine was made in total time maybe 6hrs. Lol

Honestly mine does the same exact thing and throws more light made in the fraction of the time.


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Jan 28, 2015 09:02 |  #6

Good work Joey, really starting to get with building my own lighting starting with a DIY Icelight & playing with placing strips of LED's inside a reflective umbrella (pointing towards the umbrella). Will try a ring light after that, is your ring light hot after a bit?


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Jan 28, 2015 09:07 |  #7

JoeyBaccala wrote in post #17403972 (external link)
That's some dedicated time and great craftsmanship!

Mine was made in total time maybe 6hrs. Lol

i agree 100 percent. Time is money, right? I just need a retired dad hanging around to help me out with all my projects!

as far as the amount of light goes, your larger one allows greater working distance, and a bit of flexibility for lens choice, but might sacrifice a bit of light due to working distance. The other requires a shorter camera/subject distance, probably use of wider lenses, but could be more easily packed up and hauled to a remote location.

Both good tools for the job.


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Jan 28, 2015 09:45 as a reply to  @ Left Handed Brisket's post |  #8

Lol.

I installed two dimmers so I can have much more flexibility. So each ring has their own dimmer:)


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Feb 04, 2015 02:52 |  #9

My wife;)

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Feb 05, 2015 02:18 |  #10

how much electricity does it draw? :)


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Feb 23, 2015 12:40 |  #11

Beautiful.

Hey, the ring light looks pretty good too. ;)

Seriously, I might have to look into something like this.


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Feb 25, 2015 04:32 |  #12

If you make another it would be awesome if you made a video tutorial on how to do it!


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Feb 25, 2015 05:29 |  #13

if not wrong, then 3 years ago, I made my first DIY LED project, and Yes it was ring light. Mostly my friends use it, I simply like to build such things :)
Specs: 90cm outer diameter, 60cm inner diameter, 12V, ~8A (not 100% sure), made from 68 x 10cm SMD 5050 LED strips in paralel, can power from 12V lead acid batteries etc.


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Mar 06, 2015 15:21 |  #14

looking nice guys.

i made one some time ago except i made it in two halves and built it into a box-like enclosure so i could fold it up and transport it easily. it's also great when you want two lights cause i can separate the halves. it stands on its own so i usually put it on a table. sorry i dont have a pic of it at the moment as it's at the studio


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Mar 06, 2015 16:41 |  #15

The catch lights in the eye are fab 8)

Something to add to my to-do list i think.



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