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    Was talking seefei and gigahz just now abt simple setup. So hope this will help those Pentax bro interested in good deals.

    Umbrella (I recall getting it cheaper but think price increase a bit)
    http://cgi.ebay.com/New-40-Professio...QQcmdZViewItem
    http://cgi.ebay.com/40-Professional-...QQcmdZViewItem

    Flash & umbrella holder for light stand
    http://cgi.ebay.com/100-Brand-New-Fl...QQcmdZViewItem

    Flash umbrella kit
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Flash-Shoe-Holde...QQcmdZViewItem
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Flash-Shoe-Holde...QQcmdZViewItem

    Ligth stand
    http://store.tagotech.com/product_in...products_id=88

    How well these works with Riva SB-3000 in optical?
    K100D + FA 35-70mm - ISO200, f8, 1/160s. Triggered optical by a Emoblitz DS328AZ (Those Lexus slave flash works only up to 1/80s when mount)


    The setup (Messy I know^^; )

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    Look like with 2 SB3000 flash lights i can go into pro photography liao! Good set-up and nice result!

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    longko, good sharing

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    longko, thanks for sharing these tips. very very interesting to see how photos like these are shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southernoise View Post
    longko, thanks for sharing these tips. very very interesting to see how photos like these are shot.
    Look in DFS or DS photo sections. Look for posts by zeek10d u'll see all the photos done using this DIY studio, except I use 2 strobes most of the time.

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    Default Re: A simple DIY studio

    did you use 40'' Umbrella's in the setup?
    Canon 5D2, 1dmk2n, 24-70 L, 70-200 L, 50 1.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by gigahz View Post
    did you use 40'' Umbrella's in the setup?
    Ya 40" ones^^ I only have 1x 32" at home

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    Hi
    I noticed the indoor shots are all very well lit but my home has difficult lighting and backgrounds. Would such a product help?

    http://store.tagotech.com/product_in...products_id=73



    Do you need an additional external light to illuminate the item being photographed from outside the light tent ? Why are they so expensive? The 150cm cost $150!

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    Quote Originally Posted by airconvent View Post
    Hi
    I noticed the indoor shots are all very well lit but my home has difficult lighting and backgrounds. Would such a product help?

    http://store.tagotech.com/product_in...products_id=73



    Do you need an additional external light to illuminate the item being photographed from outside the light tent ? Why are they so expensive? The 150cm cost $150!

    Thanks
    Unless it's in rooms, my home indoor shots also hard to get bright background (13+ feet ceiling). Light tent u'll still need at least 2 flash by the side. Suggest u try the setup I gave. Think can be done below $100

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    This item is way cheaper in Japan btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longko View Post
    Unless it's in rooms, my home indoor shots also hard to get bright background (13+ feet ceiling). Light tent u'll still need at least 2 flash by the side. Suggest u try the setup I gave. Think can be done below $100
    You don't need two flashes when using light tent, just two white lights will do. A small tent plus two lights can be had for around $60SGD from OP But of course this solution is only good for small product shots. For photos like dogs/cats, better use flash so you'd have enough speed to fix the shots.
    Last edited by fengwei; 30th July 2008 at 02:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    You don't need two flashes when using light tent, just two white lights will do. A small tent plus two lights can be had for around $60SGD from OP But of course this solution is only good for small product shots. For photos like dogs/cats, better use flash so you'd have enough speed to fix the shots.
    The light tent airconvent stated is a 1.5m x 1.5m x 1.5m tent. To get even light u need strong enough light. Normally for tent this big, ppl tend to use at least 35 watts energy saving light (= abt 150watts may not be enough) or 3x35watts lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longko View Post
    The light tent airconvent stated is a 1.5m x 1.5m x 1.5m tent. To get even light u need strong enough light. Normally for tent this big, ppl tend to use at least 35 watts energy saving light (= abt 150watts may not be enough) or 3x35watts lights.
    Yeah you are right. Haven't thought about that size ... I only have a small 40x40x40cm one, and two small tiny lights

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