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Mar 26, 2007 14:14 |  #421

Dan Mumford wrote in post #2929941 (external link)
Made my lightbox earlier, gonna take some pics tomorrow and get them posted here!

Dan,

Would be interested to see what you made your lightbox out of.. been browsing the b&q website to see what i might need to buy for the setup. Main thing i'm not sure of is the lights.


My Canon can.. I just need to find out how :rolleyes:

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Mar 26, 2007 18:54 |  #422

Believe it or not, I read through the entire thread for some ideas on the material to buy. I will go out tomorrow and buy what I need.

Thanks everyone for posting these ideas and materials, and some of you were even kind enough to post steps to building it and stuff!

Thanks again, very helpful pictures of setups and results.

Fantastic thread!


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Mar 27, 2007 13:39 |  #423

Awesome!


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Mar 28, 2007 12:52 as a reply to  @ deletedpenguin's post |  #424

Here's another one :D. For some reason the reflection is coming out blurry. Its coming out blurry straight from the camera. Does anyone have an idea why this is?

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Mar 28, 2007 13:15 |  #425

"Its coming out blurry straight from the camera. Does anyone have an idea why this is? "

I believe it is because there is 2 different reflections...one off the top surface, one off the bottom. (just a guess)


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Mar 28, 2007 13:38 |  #426

cire wrote in post #2944728 (external link)
Here's another one :D. For some reason the reflection is coming out blurry. Its coming out blurry straight from the camera. Does anyone have an idea why this is?

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Keep this thread alive!

I would guess that it's the thickness of the glass also. I get a little bit of bluring also when I do reflections. Pepperoni has great reflection in his shots, I wish I had his glass !! :lol:


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Mar 28, 2007 13:39 |  #427

johnms88 wrote in post #2944868 (external link)
I believe it is because there is 2 different reflections...one off the top surface, one off the bottom. (just a guess)

I believe you're right. :)


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Mar 28, 2007 15:50 |  #428

madferrit wrote in post #2933796 (external link)
Dan,

Would be interested to see what you made your lightbox out of.. been browsing the b&q website to see what i might need to buy for the setup. Main thing i'm not sure of is the lights.


I got mine from netto's, they had some in last week, 500w work lights like the ones in the very first post, I think they were only around 5 or 6 pounds each, I'm not sure if they still have any though, but I would recommend checking your local store!

Dan.


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Mar 28, 2007 16:24 |  #429

I got my 500W worklights for about $15 at Home Depot


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Mar 28, 2007 16:40 |  #430

Dan Mumford wrote in post #2945549 (external link)
I got mine from netto's, they had some in last week, 500w work lights like the ones in the very first post, I think they were only around 5 or 6 pounds each, I'm not sure if they still have any though, but I would recommend checking your local store!

Dan.

Thanks.. got a nettos 5 mins from home (never been in there before).. will check it out tomorrow.


My Canon can.. I just need to find out how :rolleyes:

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Mar 28, 2007 16:57 |  #431

chartbin wrote in post #2945697 (external link)
I got my 500W worklights for about $15 at Home Depot

what brand?




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Mar 28, 2007 17:38 |  #432

Photogurl10,

It's 500W Husky,


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Mar 28, 2007 21:26 as a reply to  @ chartbin's post |  #433
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This is beyond ridiculous.

I've got some watches and some old cameras that I've wanted to shoot, and have been dragging my feet on picking up a lightbox.

Now, I'll be headed off to Home Depot (lights) and the local craft store (easel paper). I've already got the scissors and tape.

This is crazy and, frankly, the results waaaaaaay back on the first page rival anything I've seen with a more commercially available unit...


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Mar 28, 2007 21:42 |  #434

Great photos and setups everyone! I've been having trouble with my homemade light tent photos. Everything is set up fine, WB is good, exposure is good, but I can't seem to get everything in focus (entire object, say a handgun for example). Any suggestions? I'm using my 24-105L and XTi.




  
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Mar 28, 2007 22:46 |  #435

Ascenta wrote in post #2947137 (external link)
... but I can't seem to get everything in focus (entire object, say a handgun for example). Any suggestions?

Try a small aperture around f/16 or so.

As far as the double reflection goes, I think it may be the thickness of the glass. Try plexiglass or thinner glass. The glass I'm using is about 1/8" think.

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PS, I'm really glad to see this thread hasn't died out.
Pat yourselves on the back for some really nice work!
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