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February 6, 2009

DIY Fiber Optic Camera Flash Ring

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For about $5 you can build your own DIY Fiber Optic Camera Flash Ring. It allows you to extend the camera flash using fiber optic to illuminate your subject from many tiny points of light all around the camera lens.

"This is a fibre-optic flash extension for your DSLR’s popup flash. Totally easy! Works great! Durable! Designed specifically for K20D with 100 2.8 DFA lens but adaptable to other lenses (see Tamron Adaptall 90 2.5 example at the end.) Build your own!"


 

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24 Responses to “DIY Fiber Optic Camera Flash Ring”

  1. DIY ring-flash for your DSLR - SlashGear Says:

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  2. John Says:

    This is actually pretty ingenious… I couldn’t figure out why one would need this, then saw the usage… it’s for macro photography at close proximity where a standard hotshoe flash misses the subject. I’ve had that problem before, very cool solution!

  3. Fiber optic flash ring - Hack a Day Says:

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  4. Blind Says:

    John,
    Ring flashes are good for lots of photography other than just macro. I believe it’s generally used in portrait photography due to the unique shadow it puts around the subject.

  5. Blind Says:

    Ring Flash info here
    http://strobist.blogspot.com/2007/11/ring-flash-week-intro-and-resources.html

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  10. eczema treat Says:

    Have to wonder, would it be possible to make this work with a smaller or a digital camera? Just curious.

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  12. News for Geek » Fiber optic flash ring Says:

    [...] For those who enjoy photography, a ring light is a nice tool to have. Being hackers, making your own seems only logical. This writeup will take you through the process of making one from fiber optics for super cheap. They basically gutted some fiber optic toys and strapped them to the lens. Sure there was a little more work involved, but that’s the gist of it. You may recall some more in depth fiber optic ring lights using LEDs or cold cathodes that we covered before. [via Hacked Gadgets] [...]

  13. McColley.net » Blog Archive » DIY Fiber Optic Ring Flash [Camera Hacks] Says:

    [...] Ring flashes are great for macro photography, as the light comes from all sides of the lens and provides extremely even illumination on your subject—see the photo at right. They can also be used for interesting effects in portrait photography. Unfortunately the high price point makes it entirely uneconomical to pick one up just to mess around with photographing ants or casual portraits. Over the the website Fring—short for Fiber Optic Ring—there’s a detailed tutorial for taking about $5 worth of parts from your local dollar store and turning them into a tool that channels your on-board flash’s light onto the rim of your lens. If you’re dabbling in macro shooting, it’s a great way to try out ring-flash style lighting without breaking the bank. Fring – DIY Fiber Optic Ring Light [via Hacked Gadgets] [...]

  14. DIY Fiber Optic Ring Flash [Camera Hacks] | My Blog Channel Says:

    [...] Ring flashes are great for macro photography, as the light comes from all sides of the lens and provides extremely even illumination on your subject—see the photo at right. They can also be used for interesting effects in portrait photography. Unfortunately the high price point makes it entirely uneconomical to pick one up just to mess around with photographing ants or casual portraits. Over the the website Fring—short for Fiber Optic Ring—there’s a detailed tutorial for taking about worth of parts from your local dollar store and turning them into a tool that channels your on-board flash’s light onto the rim of your lens. If you’re dabbling in macro shooting, it’s a great way to try out ring-flash style lighting without breaking the bank. Fring – DIY Fiber Optic Ring Light [via Hacked Gadgets] [...]

  15. DIY Fiber Optic Ring Flash [Camera Hacks] | Aggregator @ Bitubique Says:

    [...] Ring flashes are great for macro photography, as the light comes from all sides of the lens and provides extremely even illumination on your subject—see the photo at right. They can also be used for interesting effects in portrait photography. Unfortunately the high price point makes it entirely uneconomical to pick one up just to mess around with photographing ants or casual portraits. Over the the website Fring—short for Fiber Optic Ring—there’s a detailed tutorial for taking about $5 worth of parts from your local dollar store and turning them into a tool that channels your on-board flash’s light onto the rim of your lens. If you’re dabbling in macro shooting, it’s a great way to try out ring-flash style lighting without breaking the bank. Fring – DIY Fiber Optic Ring Light [via Hacked Gadgets] [...]

  16. DIY Fiber Optic Ring Flash [Camera Hacks] | HackerLife Says:

    [...] Ring flashes are great for macro photography, as the light comes from all sides of the lens and provides extremely even illumination on your subject—see the photo at right. They can also be used for interesting effects in portrait photography. Unfortunately the high price point makes it entirely uneconomical to pick one up just to mess around with photographing ants or casual portraits. Over the the website Fring—short for Fiber Optic Ring—there’s a detailed tutorial for taking about $5 worth of parts from your local dollar store and turning them into a tool that channels your on-board flash’s light onto the rim of your lens. If you’re dabbling in macro shooting, it’s a great way to try out ring-flash style lighting without breaking the bank. Fring – DIY Fiber Optic Ring Light [via Hacked Gadgets] [...]

  17. DIY Fiber Optic Ring Flash [Camera Hacks] « Ingo Neumann Says:

    [...] Ring flashes are great for macro photography, as the light comes from all sides of the lens and provides extremely even illumination on your subject—see the photo at right. They can also be used for interesting effects in portrait photography. Unfortunately the high price point makes it entirely uneconomical to pick one up just to mess around with photographing ants or casual portraits. Over the the website Fring—short for Fiber Optic Ring—there’s a detailed tutorial for taking about $5 worth of parts from your local dollar store and turning them into a tool that channels your on-board flash’s light onto the rim of your lens. If you’re dabbling in macro shooting, it’s a great way to try out ring-flash style lighting without breaking the bank. Fring – DIY Fiber Optic Ring Light [via Hacked Gadgets] [...]

  18. Taking Pictures With a Digital Camera | JustDigitalPhotography.com Says:

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  20. Stan walker Says:

    Having made a couple of front flashes using 2 strobe tubes then experimenting with “SUPABRITES” I find these LED`s not powerful enough. Also using fibre optics with the onboard flash must surely deliver weak power.

  21. shpiksi Says:

    Very Creative & Smart.

  22. Ong Says:

    Hi,

    Where can I purchase the fiber optics? Did a quick google search, but no luck.

    Thanks.

  23. DIY Fiber Optic Ring Flash :: Robert Stackhouse Says:

    [...] sometime later I found this article talking about how someone had made a DIY ring flash using fiber optics and their DSLR’s [...]

  24. DIY Fibre Optic Ring Flash | Lifehacker Australia Says:

    [...] Ring flashes fit around the barrel of a camera lens to provide an even and diffused light—and they often cost upwards of $200. Spare yourself the expense with a DIY model. Ring flashes are great for macro photography, as the light comes from all sides of the lens and provides extremely even illumination on your subject. They can also be used for interesting effects in portrait photography. Unfortunately the high price point makes it entirely uneconomical to pick one up just to mess around with photographing ants or casual portraits. Over the the website Fring—short for Fibre Optic Ring—there’s a detailed tutorial for taking about $5 worth of parts from your local cheapo store and turning them into a tool that channels your on-board flash’s light onto the rim of your lens. If you’re dabbling in macro shooting, it’s a great way to try out ring-flash style lighting without breaking the bank. Fring – DIY Fibre Optic Ring Light [via Hacked Gadgets] [...]

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