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Sep 15, 2011 02:06 |  #751

working on this right now.

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Sep 15, 2011 08:20 as a reply to  @ post 13063369 |  #752

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Apologies for the cluttered background, there's no such thing as "uncluttered" in our house!

Oh tell me about it! Trying to find a blank space as a clean backdrop is a nightmare!


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Sep 16, 2011 16:13 |  #753

Here's mine.


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Sep 16, 2011 16:54 as a reply to  @ shebee's post |  #754

^^ Actually a pretty clever idea! :cool:
So, how does it work?


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Sep 16, 2011 17:28 |  #755

Mine works pretty well, the lighting isn't too harsh, and that tilt-down thing on the top of the can helps to light the subject evenly, you need to get pretty close so without it you will get a black "curtain" because of the shadow.


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Sep 19, 2011 06:20 |  #756

Not mine (I wish) but THIS is a macro rig.

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Sep 24, 2011 04:20 |  #757

Here is mine

Hakuba LH-1 ballhead bracket (removed the ball head) plus RAM parts, plus Brian diffuser idea

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Sep 24, 2011 15:03 |  #758

here's my newest set-up(shown on my film camera since i used my 40D)...i picked up an older canon ring flash that is for film cameras cheap off of ebay...it only outputs at either full strength, or i can use half of it...it has a little light that is great for lighting up the subject before shooting...you just have to figure out the settings to dial it into before using...i might get a ND filter so i don't need to stop down to f16...so far i'm really pleased with it

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Oct 02, 2011 12:23 |  #759

For now I have a simple rig. I use one or two macro rails to get the flash where I need it. The flash is mounted on my tripod ballhead. For the most part the lighting is not the problem, it is generally that I cannot focus without a large amount of luck.

Yes, the term useless does ring a bell with me.

I have an MT-24EX on order, so I can learn to fail with even more gear :o

Still, as it stands this is the rig I use..

PS I have the new MT-24EX. Just imagine a camera with an MT24 on the end of the MP-E even more basic looking.


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Oct 07, 2011 21:15 |  #760

My set up. 1dmk4, canon 100mm macro, raynox dcr250, 430ex and homemade diffuser.

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Oct 28, 2011 14:29 |  #761

Here is my current macro rig.

Pixco Softbox and Rogue Flashbender for diffusion

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Unfortunately this rather less attractive solution works better.

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Consequently I'm thinking of adding some foil to the Rogue Flashbender.

Having previously tried a Stofen diffuser, a Gary Fong Puffer and variations of on my 580EX II I have come to the conclusion that
the pairing of a softbox and a right angle of bounce gives me a bit of three dimensionality. However it makes creeping up on flies
a tad more challenging. :o


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Nov 03, 2011 06:34 as a reply to  @ Snowyman's post |  #762

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Shots with that setup:

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Nov 05, 2011 00:48 |  #763

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Apologies for the cluttered background, there's no such thing as "uncluttered" in our house!

what kind of flexible bracket is this?


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Nov 05, 2011 04:25 |  #764

yeow_Z wrote in post #13356334 (external link)
what kind of flexible bracket is this?

Im guessing its rigged from an old desk lamp?


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Nov 05, 2011 04:27 |  #765

Snowyman wrote in post #13321374 (external link)
Here is my current macro rig.

Pixco Softbox and Rogue Flashbender for diffusion

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Unfortunately this rather less attractive solution works better.

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Consequently I'm thinking of adding some foil to the Rogue Flashbender.

Having previously tried a Stofen diffuser, a Gary Fong Puffer and variations of on my 580EX II I have come to the conclusion that
the pairing of a softbox and a right angle of bounce gives me a bit of three dimensionality. However it makes creeping up on flies
a tad more challenging. :o

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Cool close ups! I'm detecting a red tinge tho!


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