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Do you Cobble? (Slide duplicator)

 
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Feb 18, 2005 20:37 |  #1

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:

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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.

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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:
234 242 235
234 242 238
230 238 235

EDIT: Pics of the "scanner" results can be found here:
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https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=66353

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.


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Feb 19, 2005 06:48 |  #2
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That's pretty good stuff.

All of my jewelry photography lighting stands and sets are made from cheap stuff from Walmart, Vivitars, toilet plungers (for light stands) and Rubbermaid products. I'll post some pics later. When I began pricing the sexy little light stands and tripods and Delta International Plexiglas light domes and all the great stuff I needed for small products, the sticker shock gave me heart palpitations. For ten bucks I have almost every light dome I'll ever need for most situations. If I don't have what I need, all I have to do is go to WalMart and buy another.


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Feb 19, 2005 11:03 as a reply to  @ Bloo Dog's post |  #3
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This is one of my jewelry setups made with a small Rubbermaid , 2 Vivitar 285's some Bantam batteries, toilet plungers, etc.. I use this for photographing pendants. Works great. The white paper may be replaced with black for a black scoop.

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Feb 19, 2005 14:08 |  #4

Are those ankle weights used to stabilize the plungers?
I like the ingenuity that both of y'all present here. And I thought I was at the pinnacle of "McGuyverism" when I clipped handkerchiefs over the incandescent clamp lights that I got from Home Depot.

Maybe we need a McGuyver thread! :)


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Feb 19, 2005 15:11 |  #5

Theres plenty of cobbling going on around here I think, theres this thread in the compact forum: https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=50124


And Iv done a little my self.
I didn't like the idea of a useing a 52mm adaptor on my A80 as it covers the veiwfinder, which I want to use. But I also needed to use an ND filter, so I "cobbled" up my own 23mm filter holder:

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The springs clip into the removable ring around the base of the lens, and allow the filter to fit snugly to the lens as it moves in and out when it zooms.

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Feb 19, 2005 18:21 |  #6

Good stuff guys!
Re: "...clipped handkerchiefs over the incandescent clamp lights"
Those fabric softener sheets you put in a clothes dryer work well, too. Heat resistant!


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Feb 19, 2005 22:41 as a reply to  @ PhotosGuy's post |  #7

Ok... I understand what bloo dog's setup is about...

But what do u use the moppie's and photosguy's setups I have no idea.

Photoguy: That's for copying slides, right? Shouldn't u position the slide parallel to the optical axis or something?


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Feb 20, 2005 07:45 as a reply to  @ PhotosGuy's post |  #8

PhotosGuy wrote:
Good stuff guys!
Re: "...clipped handkerchiefs over the incandescent clamp lights"
Those fabric softener sheets you put in a clothes dryer work well, too. Heat resistant!

And they smell better!
Actually, the sheets I have wouldn't fit the biggish lamps I have.


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Feb 20, 2005 09:41 as a reply to  @ Tom W's post |  #9

this is some good stuff

when i saw the subject i first thought about a cobbler. you know a shoemaker. then i thought of my mom's peach cobbler.
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Feb 20, 2005 10:05 |  #10

That's for copying slides, right?

Right.

Shouldn't u position the slide parallel to the optical axis or something?

Well. I said, "Also, the Nikon with the motor drive is taller than the 300D so that looks a bit strange, too."
You're right, but this was a "layout example" since I used the 300D to take the shot. I probably should have slid the aluminum plate that holds the slide farther down, though. Didn't think of it at the time. ;-)a


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Mar 16, 2005 07:15 |  #11

Bloo has a new demo "Jewelry Photography: High Key on a Horizontal Plane" here:
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=62377


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Apr 08, 2005 06:53 |  #12

See what happens when you carry the "cobble" concept to it's unnatural extreme!
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=66444


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Oct 23, 2005 10:23 as a reply to  @ PhotosGuy's post |  #13

Here are links to threads describing a couple home-made reflectors. The second one is something that I made.

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=107291

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Nov 13, 2005 11:51 |  #14

Here's another thread that talks about duping slides: Old Slides


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Feb 03, 2006 09:31 |  #15

Gavins set-up for a remote flash at a sports venue:
Thoughts appreciated on speedlite/pocket wizard/clamp/stand/bra​cket thingmy...


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