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DIY ringflash finished, with camera

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My DIY ringflash, see the workflow for more info and descriptions.


Hanimex CX-25 through the DIY umbrella diffuser from above. Hard to say the power level of the flash because it doesn't have any scale for now. ;) Background is the same white fabric that I used as a diffuser on the righflash and also with the umbrella. Shot with HP PhotoSmart 620. Triggering of the extra flash was quite tricky because I didn't have an optical slave but I managed to get it triggered by adding a photodiode to the sync port of the DIY multi flash sync box. Then I had to wait for the preflash to pop (couldn't disable it anyway) and then move the photodiode quickly in front of the build-in flash. Pheww.

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Taken on January 7, 2008