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#1 newmanl

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:59 PM

Hi Folks,

Over the last little while I've been looking at macro images where the shooter used a snoot and then came across an article that explained how to make one. So, after a quick trip to the local Home Depot, I'm in the snoot business! The biggest reason I decided to try a snoot was to eliminate the often busy and distracting backgrounds from macro images. Here are some of my recent attempts.

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Thanks!

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 05:51 AM

I like the last two the best. Have a picture of the set up?
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 06:05 PM

Nice shots - I like the last one best. Looking forward to more shots with your homemade snoot. Ditto on the setup pic

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 06:47 PM

Thanks Paul, thanks Pam.

Here's a photo of the snoot on one of my DS-160's. It is a two-part snoot - one 3"to 2" rubber plumbing adapter and a Rigid Wet/Dry shop vac fitting (can't remember the name of the part). The Rigid fitting fits perfectly into the 2" opening on the plumbing adapter and the 3" part of that fits perfectly over the front of a DS-160. Easiest, and cheapest, thing I've ever seen for u/w photography!

Hope this helps...

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 04:57 AM

That's pretty cool and looks down right professional.
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Posted 07 December 2011 - 07:08 AM

Wow! nice "McGyver"! I'll have to try that.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 08:38 PM

Thanks Paul, thanks John!

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 12:22 PM

Someone's getting ready for their new toy... :D

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 12:39 PM

Hey Stewart,

I've been getting ready for my new toy for the last three years! ; )

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 07:34 AM

Any tin foil or reflective paint on the inside to keep the strobe power up or just black plastic ?
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 07:18 PM

Hi Giles,

Nothing done to the inside - just black plastic. I was prepared to modify the inside to make it more reflective, but it doesn't appear to be necessary - to my eye anyway.

Lee