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NightOwl Cat wrote:
that's a mighty fine rig you've got, maybe share a shot of the setup itsellf?
I didn't take one - it looked just too ghetto
Next time I'll use it I will snap a shot of the light box setup. It really is just a box-shaped frame made out 8 pieces of 2-foot 1/2" PVC pipe (10 foot piece $1.59) cut with a hack saw, and then pushed into the elbows and T connectors (about $0.50 each) to build a cube without bottom, then draped it with the white sheet before setting it on top of the white paper that is bent up in back by a dremel tookbox held in place by a large pot plant. Camera on the hiking tripod, flash one on the video tripod, flash three in my hand, since I have to trigger it with my thumb - don't ask...
It was one of those times I really missed the lens tripod ring on my 300mm f4.5 - it sways just from the mirror slap when mounted on a camera body that's on the tripod head, enough so that I could not use my delayed second handheld flash when shooting the watch.
Here's another one taken in the bedsheet rig - D600 with 105mm f2.5 and about 0.7" of extension tube at f11, cropped and edited at the base to take off the cardboard box it was sitting on, plus some contrast adjustment to blow out the background completely.
by the way - you can't use https to embed images on this site... above image with https doesn't display