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  1. Camera Mounts for Cup Holders

    I take a lot of photos out the window of my truck. Many of the birds that I see will fly away as soon as I exit my truck, so it is my mobile bird and...

    Started by Harvey Melvin Richards, 12-29-2016 07:14 PM
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  2. Use Z filters on Samyang/Rokinon 14mm?

    I know Ben has adapted Cokin X filters to lenses that cannot accept filters such as the Nikon 14-24, Sigma 12-24, etc.. Since the Rokinon 14mm is...

    Started by thomps6s, 10-06-2014 10:45 AM
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    10-07-2014 11:24 AM Go to last post
  3. Macro Rail

    I modified an existing micro positioner for a macro rail (Y). I also added a modified linear slide for a side to side (X) adjuster. Both have a...

    Started by Harvey Melvin Richards, 05-13-2014 10:25 AM
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  4. DIY GoPro Timelapse Slider

    My own take on a DIY timelapse slider. This one drags a GoPro down a 5' track. I'm still working out some kinks as far as smooth motion and speed go,...

    Started by frigidlight, 01-06-2014 08:52 PM
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    03-26-2014 12:49 PM Go to last post
  5. DIY Arca-Swiss SpiderHolster Clamp?

    I was poking around RRS' site and looked at their plate for the E-M1 which as usual has an Arca-Swiss bottom. I was looking at it wondering if it was...

    Started by Idjiit, 01-24-2014 07:45 PM
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    03-02-2014 08:26 PM Go to last post
  6. Objects in mirror are closer than they appear

    Just a thought.. I was thinking about's Mark's moon composite he posted a few days ago. I was driving in my truck and happened to see the moon...

    Started by a.hoglen, 01-19-2014 12:31 PM
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    01-22-2014 09:08 PM Go to last post
  7. PVC & Tripods

    Just wondering if anyone has any experience or thoughts on how to connect a PVC pipe (from any angle, really) to a tripod or light stand? I've...

    Started by frigidlight, 12-17-2013 01:52 PM
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    12-20-2013 02:25 PM Go to last post
  8. DIY Timelapse Camera Slider

    Hey all, I really like doing timelapses, although haven't done any for a while, but decided to get a bit more visual interest in them, and also...

    Started by JGreen, 11-04-2013 09:29 PM
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    11-06-2013 06:46 PM Go to last post
  9. Flash triggered Camera setup - How?

    I work at a haunted walk-through and the owner wanted me to set up a way to capture people getting the Sh*t scared out of them, basically like...

    Started by Pjstorm12, 10-21-2013 07:33 PM
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    10-22-2013 03:57 PM Go to last post
  10. DIY : Improving button ergonomics on a DSLR

    After years with Nikon I switched to Canon when I saw a Canon 5d in the "used" display case at my local shop for $475. Of course all the buttons were...

    Started by Mateo, 08-17-2013 01:51 PM
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    08-18-2013 08:11 PM Go to last post
  11. Will it Slide???

    Well, on a whim, I bought one of these for $30 shipped on http://1saleaday.com today. It's some gimmicky exercise thingy. But I saw something...

    Started by thomps6s, 11-02-2012 02:25 PM
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    03-29-2013 04:31 PM Go to last post
  12. Is the Sigma 8-16mm Filterable? The answer: Sometimes.

    The Sigma 8-16mm. The widest non-fisheye lens available for crop cameras. It is a fantastic lens, and I prefer it over the Canon 10-22. I have...

    Started by jjswee, 11-03-2011 02:29 AM
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    10-31-2012 10:59 AM Go to last post
  13. "Custom" Homemade Shutter Release

    Needed a shutter release cable tonight, so I decided to make one. I used: 1x 3x2x1" Project Box $2.99 1x SPST Momentary NO Pushbutton...

    Started by Khanh, 09-07-2012 09:45 PM
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    09-07-2012 11:12 PM Go to last post
  14. DIY Reflector on wheels

    Looking for some input. I am going to make some reflectors on wheels that I saw at another photographers studio, but i am not sure what material she...

    Started by Mrs.COS, 08-05-2012 07:15 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    08-06-2012 02:31 PM Go to last post
  15. Thinking about Building a DIY camera dolly for timelapses

    I am going to use my old rollerblade wheels to make a rolling platform and then use 1.5'' metal tubing as the track. I will be working to make...

    Started by thomps6s, 04-30-2012 03:25 PM
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  16. DIY Ring Flash

    thought I'd try this out Materials Shop Light (you just need the dish part) $12 4 to 6 duct reducer (they probably sell these at lowes but i got...

    Started by Alchemy-Z, 10-02-2010 08:56 PM
    • Replies: 16
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    07-13-2012 04:38 AM Go to last post
  17. DIY Droid Tripod Mount

    Since I upgraded to the iPhone 4S I haven't been using my old Motorola Droid. I wanted a way to use it for timelapses since I'm frequently using my...

    Started by frigidlight, 04-20-2012 05:09 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-09-2012 12:09 PM Go to last post
  18. DIY camping stove...

    I know this isn't camera gear really, but I know a lot of us camp and shoot while camping, so here it is... the DIY pepsi can stove: ...

    Started by jacobsen1, 01-29-2008 05:53 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    11-04-2011 05:51 PM Go to last post
  19. DIY 10-Stop?!

    Whilst Googling recently I came across a person who was using the 10-shade glass from a welding hood as a 10-stop filter. I was able to get the glass...

    Started by N.Lindstrom, 01-19-2010 10:36 PM
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    10-04-2011 09:32 PM Go to last post
  20. Need advice on making my own light box.

    Ok, so Im wanting to make my own light box to see how it works with my watches and such. Ive seen lots of ideas in the DIY thread, but I wanted...

    Started by Sparrow19, 08-11-2011 10:08 AM
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    08-15-2011 09:32 AM Go to last post
  21. $8 Quick and Simple Beauty Dish.

    Parts list: 1 plastic mixing/serving bowl, approximately 12" diameter - $1.50 Velcro (I purchased a 6 foot length because I knew I would be...

    Started by 78novacaine, 06-28-2011 06:08 PM
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    07-01-2011 12:52 PM Go to last post
  22. DIY: JIB

    so after reading for months and never been able to save up the money to buy one, i decided i would invest 100 dollars and make one myself. ...

    Started by Alejo_NIN, 04-11-2011 12:12 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    04-24-2011 06:15 PM Go to last post
  23. Old Novatrons with a softtbox

    I have found a way to put big soft boxes on old novatron heads for less then a dollar a head! It almost seems like the internet went dry with that a...

    Started by Bark, 03-18-2011 12:29 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    04-08-2011 10:09 PM Go to last post
  24. IR conversion

    Anyone got any tips before I dive in? The solder should be arriving today or tomorrow and I've pulled together all the rest of the stuff. Converting...

    Started by bleuquila, 01-04-2011 04:24 PM
    • Replies: 18
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    04-01-2011 11:54 AM Go to last post
  25. Tent-Pole Light Stand

    Pretty neat, lightweight, and compact idea: http://blog.svarteld.com/2010/02/homegrown-ultralight-lightstands-2-how.html Indoors only,...

    Started by Angelo, 02-25-2010 03:39 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-19-2011 10:48 PM Go to last post
  26. Canon 40D LCD Replacement

    So by now you know I broke the LCD in my Canon 40D. Long story short-a gust of wind toppled my tripod and camera into some rocks. The shock was...

    Started by bryanj87, 01-21-2011 10:02 PM
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    01-21-2011 10:39 PM Go to last post
  27. High speed photography for the electronics nerd

    Not my write-up (obviously) http://lifehacker.com/5700583/diy-sound+sensitiv-camera-trigger-takes-photos-at-just-the-right-second

    Started by MK19, 01-20-2011 09:55 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    01-21-2011 09:39 PM Go to last post
  28. Ice Box Soft Box!

    i will have more pictures tomorrow, but i built a Styrofoam softbox. ingredients: aluminum foil 25 can + ICE size Styrofoam cooler (3 dollars...

    Started by Alejo_NIN, 01-16-2011 01:21 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    01-17-2011 11:16 AM Go to last post
  29. DIY: The SoupSphere

    Step 1: Take a Soup Take out container. I have 32oz and 16oz sizes here. The 16oz is closer to the FongDong. Step 2: Make your template. I...

    Started by Khanh, 01-11-2011 10:38 PM
    • Replies: 1
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  30. Another DIY Ringflash

    I've read/seen so many of these but I decided to try my own. I went for the Orbis style ringflash which seems to be a bit less bulky than some...

    Started by xstartxtodayx, 01-10-2011 12:42 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    01-10-2011 03:13 PM Go to last post
  31. Moved: Old school manual lenses converted to new cameras?

    Started by carsnrockmusic, 11-23-2010 01:39 PM
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  32. Convert Manfrotto 488rc4 ballhead to Arca Swiss

    http://shawnthompsonphotography.com/2010/how-to/converting-a-manfrotto-488rc4-clamp-to-arca-swiss/ I have wanted to purchase an Arca Swiss style...

    Started by thomps6s, 10-05-2010 09:04 AM
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  33. DIY Beauty Dish

    Total cost for me was about $8. If I didn't have a well stocked garage (if you don't... man cards go in the bucket over there), It would have ran me...

    Started by a.hoglen, 09-27-2010 10:16 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    09-28-2010 09:48 AM Go to last post
  34. $1 Image Stabilizer

    I haven't done it.... yet, but saw it on POTN http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1041948/1_image_stabilizer_for_any_camera_lose_the_tripod/

    Started by beezwax, 01-18-2008 10:27 AM
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    09-27-2010 09:36 AM Go to last post
  35. 79 Cent 'Gary Fong'

    Went online and found a place called Abetterbounccard.com His bounce card wasnt all that interesting, but he put me on the trail of a nifty material...

    Started by SlvrScoobie, 07-09-2008 11:28 PM
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    09-27-2010 12:43 AM Go to last post
  36. $1.50 DIY Softbox

    I was at my local Target tonight and saw that they had marked down their styrofoam coolers again, to just $1.48 each! I think they're around $5...

    Started by Kilonad, 01-02-2010 01:51 AM
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    09-27-2010 12:36 AM Go to last post
  37. DIY variable ND:

    peta's got a nice write up on one: http://www.petapixel.com/2010/08/27/how-to-build-a-cheap-and-simple-variable-neutral-density-filter/ although...

    Started by jacobsen1, 08-27-2010 04:01 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    09-02-2010 01:33 AM Go to last post
  38. IR conversions, any good DIYs?

    My wife has decided to move up to a Canon G11 :$$$:, which is great 'cause now I get to use it as well. This leaves me with her old Konica/Minolta...

    Started by Shawn M, 07-31-2010 08:42 AM
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    08-03-2010 01:36 PM Go to last post
  39. Help me break my lens

    Hey I have a kit 35-80 I hate and can not allow myself to pass on to anyone else. I like saws and hammers. I was wondering if I could jimmy out an...

    Started by Bark, 04-30-2010 11:13 AM
    • Replies: 13
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    07-06-2010 05:09 PM Go to last post
  40. Electronics Help - LCD's

    I need help hooking up a LCD... I got a little idea brewing in my head... I'm not really sure what do to with the thing, I guess I need some sort...

    Started by Damon, 06-07-2010 12:21 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-07-2010 09:19 PM Go to last post
  41. My Hacksaw Improved my Lens by a Factor of Holy S$%#

    My sawed off shot-lens. Get rid of the old cr#$% lens and frustration with poor low quality images, and get a cra#$% macro. I never had any use...

    Started by Bark, 05-03-2010 01:12 AM
    • Replies: 22
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    05-26-2010 05:42 PM Go to last post
  42. looking for some DIY materials.

    Like the title says. I'm looking for some DIY reflective silver fabric like you find on umbrellas and such. Anyone know where I can get this stuff?

    Started by Bone, 04-11-2010 02:51 AM
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    04-12-2010 10:09 AM Go to last post
  43. diy wicked cheap macro

    all you need is two lenses which are not the same focal length: http://www.insecta.co.za/ZArticles/revers/revers.htm...

    Started by ride5000, 03-13-2008 03:22 PM
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  44. Euro School Bag Upgrade

    Had this bag laying around and figured it'd make a nice camera bag. Looks like it is more suited for a walk around bag, as it allow for faster gear...

    Started by Blazin, 08-14-2009 07:25 PM
    • Replies: 24
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    04-09-2010 05:06 PM Go to last post
  45. My $100 Studio:

    I'm about 90% happy with it, I need to control reflections a little bit more and then it's just about perfect(although it is small). My next project...

    Started by Damon, 11-22-2007 02:50 PM
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    04-08-2010 10:36 PM Go to last post
  46. How do I make this work?

    You've probably seen the macro shots I've posted recently from my DIY TS/macro lens. I've discovered that I can make it even more super-macro by...

    Started by JERM, 04-07-2010 05:42 PM
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    04-08-2010 03:50 PM Go to last post
  47. "Quickdraw" Camera Holder...

    Dreamt this up after using this a simple tool belt system I picked up at Home Depot. This is intended for the second camera I often use on shoots -...

    Started by Idjiit, 11-02-2008 10:04 AM
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    04-05-2010 04:02 PM Go to last post
  48. Polarizing Gel - Anyone got some?

    Hey Guys - I have a project where I need to be able to polarize my lightsource. My local pro-shop has some polarizing film that's about $50 for a...

    Started by Idjiit, 03-26-2010 08:42 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    03-31-2010 01:38 PM Go to last post
  49. Building a Studio: Backdrops

    Anyone have any good experiences with fabric bought from places like JoAnn's? I'm setting up a full size (full body) studio and I need to figure...

    Started by Damon, 10-21-2009 06:33 PM
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    03-12-2010 02:51 PM Go to last post
  50. DIY Luma Loop

    I made this a few weeks ago and have been using it successfully for a few outings now. Thought people might be interested: Basic instructions...

    Started by John A, 02-25-2010 12:02 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    03-04-2010 01:46 AM Go to last post

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