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so how much does did that setup cost you as it would work nicely for frik. just have to make it larger so he can fit his arms in there to hold the chocolate for a review.

you know because this is more cost efficient that some other posts suggesting a much more expensive alternative lol rolleyes.gif

I think all in I was about $70, maybe less as closer to $50. I had wood for the bases of my light poles (not sure if you saw those, I have three total) and the most expensive pieces are the metal bases, forgot the name of them but they they're wall-fittings for pipes (could have used cheaper ones but didn't see them til I had already put everything together). Anyways not real expensive and I bought all my stuff at a local ACE hardware. I'm 100% certain you can get it all cheaper at Home Depot/Lowes. tongue.gif

Oh and the last part which I didn't factor in are the daylight bulbs - those were nearly $9-12 a pop at a local Walgreens - also something you can get cheaper at Home Depot/Lowes or even online. doh.gif
    
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Ah, that looks quite formidable, Ganja! Might do the trick just perfectly.
I'm messing around with a whole host of options right now and that looks quite appealing. smile.gif
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Ah, that looks quite formidable, Ganja! Might do the trick just perfectly.
I'm messing around with a whole host of options right now and that looks quite appealing. smile.gif

AYE!

Has served me well! biggrin.gif I can share more/recent pictures if needed and of large+small items. thumb.gif

Anyways - what I did for the 'fabric' was I went to a fabric store and got a bunch of cheap semi-transparent fabric (only *real* store locally, a quote-on-quote "true" fabric store {Carson City, NV} and got fire-proof-rated 'white' fabric to make the 'shroud' if you will). And so I made a couple slips and put it around. I used velcro for fasteners ($2 Big Lots) and it works pretty damn well.

Anyways if you need any more info, definitely let me know, I'm happy to share!
    
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Ganjasmk - do you have any pictures you've taken with the setup with exif intact?
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Ganjasmk - do you have any pictures you've taken with the setup with exif intact?

I do - what are you looking for?
    
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he wants to see your exposure settings to try and compare them to a 10 bulb CFL light kit rolleyes.gif
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Ah well - I'll be happy to share but I doubt it'll do any good. I use a Nikon P80, not a full fledged DSLR (was too expensive at the time and the P80 offered good manual action). It's four years old now but still takes excellent pictures, in my opinion. Also does excellent macro shots because it's compact glass and essentially F8 becomes like F64 basically. Great for what I use it to do.

I have photos of jewelry, pottery, dolls, glass, etc etc. Just let me know what you'd like compared and I can post/share. thumb.gif
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id actually like to see glass. photos of glass is always really cool thumb.gif
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post #29 of 31
I was just reading your post above soymilk and I thought I'd let you know that I shoot everything at ISO64 (lowest available on my little P80) and have generally excellent results. I prefer spot meter and a bump up or down on exposure value which essentially goes 3rd stops for the camera, depending on subject and background (obviously).
    
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Ganja,

I'd love to see a few pictures if you're willing to post. I was kinda curious to what your shutter speeds are. Great little light tent.
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