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Feb 25, 2013 11:21 |  #1

I have a couple of the pcb litemod/snoot setups and have always be frustrated by the pattern of circles toward the edges. Including a sort of magenta ring of light. I think the way the snoot interacts with the litemod holder itself which is a general purpose holder is not ideal and to some degree defeats it's purpose..

I usually am using them about 2 or 3 ft from the object to be photographed or less.

I've have seen discussions of those patterns with snoots but can't seem to find them this morning to review.

Anyone found any snoots that can be used on a pcb mount that they really like?

I have seen some diy snoots, but the truth is I probably won't make enough time to pursue that although the examples make some of them seem to put out a pretty nice light.

I have thought about getting another style of snoot such as this style and seeing if I can mount it to my pcb lights.

http://www.miltonkeyne​sstudio.com …ds/2011/10/snoo​t_sim1.jpg (external link)

Anyone found any snoots that can be used on a pcb mount that they really like for close up work?




  
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Feb 25, 2013 12:08 |  #2

You might laugh, but I actually like the light from the PCB snoot setup better when I add a 10 degree 7 inch grid "behind" the stock 20 degree one.

It's a much smaller spot and not as even across the spot in the sense the middle is brighter, but for what I do I often like it better.




  
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Feb 25, 2013 12:38 |  #3

Turning wrote in post #15650264 (external link)
You might laugh, but I actually like the light from the PCB snoot setup better when I add a 10 degree 7 inch grid "behind" the stock 20 degree one.

It's a much smaller spot and not as even across the spot in the sense the middle is brighter, but for what I do I often like it better.

+1 I use the same approach.




  
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Feb 25, 2013 13:35 |  #4

SamFrench wrote in post #15650370 (external link)
+1 I use the same approach.

Not an elegant solution, but interesting, no?

This is not really related, but I came across this diy fiber optic small scale "snoot".

http://www.divematrix.​com …lding-a-Fiber-Optic-Snoot (external link)




  
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