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#1 peterbkk

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Posted 13 June 2015 - 12:41 AM

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.
 
Regards
Peter
 
The iTorch Light and the water pipe parts:
Snoot Parts.jpg
 
The finished Snoot painted black:
Finished Snoot.jpg
 
The Snoot mounted on the light:
Mounted Snoot.jpg

Edited by peterbkk, 13 June 2015 - 12:42 AM.


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Posted 13 June 2015 - 02:07 PM

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Hi Peter,

You may find this more interesting and more creative lighting you can achieved.

I have attached a fiber optics to the Sidekick ( Light & Motion).

The greatest thing is that Sidekick Duo have two ligthhead, one spot and one flood.

They can be switched on individual or both at the same time. 

So you can have a spot light effect or flooded light , or combination....or backlighting....

so much fun with that.

The cost of the DIY is only US$10, a bit expensive than yours.

Will have it used for filming next week at Scuba Sereya, 

 

Regards

Edmond



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Posted 13 June 2015 - 05:48 PM

When you have shot some underwater footage with it, please post some sample results.

I'll try and do the same.

Regards
Peter