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Re: Oddest kit purchase?
« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2013, 04:53:55 PM »
I use wobbled glass in front of my flash to create a nice underwatereffect.
Not sure it's a purchase...I found it on a garbageheap and took it home....

Some glass building-blocks from the same heap are great in front of flashlights too.
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« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2013, 05:11:12 PM »
I can't stop thinking about the two rear lens caps glued together trick….I'm thinking 50 1.4-40 2.8

That is a KILLER idea. I always have one of those lenses on a camera. Lucked out and got the 40STM for $135 over the holidays!

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Re: Oddest kit purchase?
« Reply #32 on: January 04, 2013, 05:24:21 PM »
I use wobbled glass in front of my flash to create a nice underwatereffect.
Not sure it's a purchase...I found it on a garbageheap and took it home....

Some glass building-blocks from the same heap are great in front of flashlights too.

Wouldn't mind seeing some results!

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« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2013, 05:56:30 PM »
I've shot through a lens of 3D glasses at an imax, just ok

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« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2013, 06:06:11 PM »
I've shot through a lens of 3D glasses at an imax, just ok
You know that those are polarizer filters and that you should be able to get better results with a regular pola?
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Re: Oddest kit purchase?
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2013, 06:30:19 PM »
This is what a dollar's worth of posterboard can do as a reflector:


Heidy by Rick.Scheibner, on Flickr

Love it.  Beautiful semi-soft image of a beautiful lady.  I assume this was natural sunlight bouncing from behind her off the posterboard?  Great job!  I really like the comfortable and subtle smile looking slightly to the side.  It's not a 'run of the mill' shot and it's not too edgy either.  You could (and probably did) do a lot with various crops of that for a great head shot, etc.  It also really helps when she is wearing good colors and looks sharp.  Nice.
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« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2013, 08:27:43 PM »
I find it amazing how consistently the light doesn't seem to know how much you paid for the modifier in question!  Good 'ole Cowboy Ingenuity (or Cowboy Studio, or Chinese Imports) strikes again!!   ;D

Half the price of the Rogue equivalent, no need for a "speed" (lol) strap. I know a bargain when I see one.  ;)

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Re: Oddest kit purchase?
« Reply #37 on: January 04, 2013, 08:32:29 PM »
The oddest? Good question, after a while nothing seems odd...
(Extendable)Broomhandles combined with either white shower curtain to make a butterfly,they hold all kinds of fabric as backdrops, with  those mylar blankets one gets silver and gold reflectors - about as flexible as those 5-1 reflectors, but much larger.
Eventually one should go through all kinds of hardware/home decoration/art/thrift stores and get some unexpected ideas once in a while! :)

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« Reply #38 on: January 04, 2013, 09:12:10 PM »
The Mcdonalds warning is a result of a customer spilling hot coffee on their lap and winning bunches of money from a lawsuit.

Oh that's just from Seinfeld

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Re: Oddest kit purchase?
« Reply #39 on: January 05, 2013, 02:27:04 AM »
I modified an Optech strap to work with an aftermarket wrist strap and still hang BlackRapids style and also hold a BR loop for attaching my 70-200 when needed. Pretty happy with that :)
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« Reply #40 on: January 05, 2013, 05:31:20 AM »
going to hell for this but a page out of the bible as an on camera flash modifier.  it started when I was at a friends house and he was hollowing out a bible for a flask and the flash (before I had a real flash) was just too harsh.  the extremely thin page was just what was needed
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Re: Oddest kit purchase?
« Reply #41 on: January 05, 2013, 05:54:18 AM »
going to hell for this
For spreading the Word? I doubt it. Doesn't the gospel of John tells us the Word became flash?
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« Reply #42 on: January 05, 2013, 06:57:52 AM »
 Genesis 1:3

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« Reply #43 on: January 05, 2013, 08:03:37 AM »
Oh you only go to hELL for using a nIKON. Silly myth beLIEvers

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Re: Oddest kit purchase?
« Reply #44 on: January 07, 2013, 07:58:19 PM »
The Mcdonalds warning is a result of a customer spilling hot coffee on their lap and winning bunches of money from a lawsuit.

Oh that's just from Seinfeld


  Seinfeld has always been one of my favorite sitcoms, but just google mcdonalds coffee lawsuit or just go here. I remember it because it struck me as being completely ridiculous.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liebeck_v._McDonald%27s_Restaurants

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Re: Oddest kit purchase?
« Reply #44 on: January 07, 2013, 07:58:19 PM »