Over the years I've "cobbled up" some inexpensive things which made my job easier. Probably more since I quit racing 'cause it keeps me busy & out of trouble... mostly.
Here are a few of them:
Top Left: I usually used strobe fill in dim, or flourescent lighting & I always traveled with 2 Vivitar 283's in my bag. They would provide plenty of fill for most situations. Sometimes I needed a bit more, so I made small brackets for some cheap Spirilite strobes that I could just throw in my suitcase for trips out of town & use as back-up or if I just needed more light (Spirilites were about $30 & they are still working 30 years later!)
Bottom Left: Sometimes you need 6 extra hands.
Top Right: Remote shutter realease for the Nikons motor drive, made from a bad sync cord.
Bottom Right: Brackets for background paper for a small set in a bedroom.
Tuesday I decided to make a slide duplicator. It looks a bit wierd since I had the 12" shelf supports & used them instead of buying shorter ones (a true "cobble"). Also, the Nikon with the motor drive is taller than the 300D so that looks a bit strange, too.
It took a while to get the light distribution even. So far it looks like this in PS:
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EDIT: Pics of the "scanner" results can be found here:
I'll provide details if anyone wants them.
So, do you cobble? Show us your stuff!
EDIT: Post #23 below had some new detail pics of the duplicator.