Given that my last topic here was about the Shogun housing that cost me an arm and a leg, I thought I'd go to the other end of the spectrum and describe the cheapest piece of underwater video equipment that I ever bought.
Last weekend, I was wandering around a huge hardware store here in Bangkok when I had an idea for a snoot.
I found two bits of "reducing diameter" water pipe that fit snugly together and, by some miracle of hardware sizing, fits perfectly on the iTorch Pro 7. Because the wider end is slightly tapered, it slides on tight enough to wedge on without any tape, velcro, clamps or locks. It needs to be wiggled slightly to get it off. It's like someone designed these plumbing pieces to be made into a snoot!
Of course it helps that the iTorch Pro 7 is exactly a particular dimension and has its one switch far enough back that the snoot does not interfere with it.
I just glued the 2 bits of pipe together and painted it black with a can of matt spray paint.
It fits into the same pocket on my BP/W belt as the one that I use to carry my light filters.
From about 15cm from the mouth of the snoot, it makes a oblong of light about 6cm across with quite defined edges.
Total cost: about $5 for two, plus the spray paint.
The iTorch Light and the water pipe parts:
The finished Snoot painted black:
The Snoot mounted on the light:
Edited by peterbkk, 13 June 2015 - 12:42 AM.