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    Lightbulb DIY Gary Fong Lightsphere

    DIY your own Gary Fong Lightsphere for the fraction of the cost of the original:

    http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-...g-Lightsphere/


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    Nice one, so now you know why the Ikea mat is always out of stock!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nadzri View Post
    Nice one, so now you know why the Ikea mat is always out of stock!
    For people who really intend to try this out, just to share that I saw plenty (boxes and boxes of them) of them yesterday (@Tampines Ikea).

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    Default Re: DIY Gary Fong Lightsphere

    I bought one roll over the weekend ($7.50 or so). Now must get the velcro and test it out

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    Default Re: DIY Gary Fong Lightsphere

    If I cut out a black cupboard and mount it behind for bounce, would it be better or not, you think?

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    Default Re: DIY Gary Fong Lightsphere

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    I bought one roll over the weekend ($7.50 or so). Now must get the velcro and test it out
    Try it out with rubber band first (no cost). Get the velcro if you satisfied with the results.

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    Default Re: DIY Gary Fong Lightsphere

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    If I cut out a black cupboard and mount it behind for bounce, would it be better or not, you think?
    If you want to bouce more light to the front, I suggest White rather than Black cupboard. I don't know what is the results for black cupboard though. Maybe you can try and share your findings here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    I bought one roll over the weekend ($7.50 or so). Now must get the velcro and test it out

    can you post some pics here of the results?


    want to try making this diffuser as well where can i get velcro strips does anyone know?
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    want to try making this diffuser as well where can i get velcro strips does anyone know?[/QUOTE]

    Most of DIY shops are seilling. For example, Homefix, etc...

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    Default Re: DIY Gary Fong Lightsphere

    buying the material later will post results here as soon as i can
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    just bought the materials for the DIY diffuser for those who cant be bothered to go to ikea ill be making a few and ill sell them to you for 7sg per piece just to cover my cost velcro kinda expensive just PM me ... you can pickup at cck mrt after office...
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    Default Re: DIY Gary Fong Lightsphere

    Most of DIY shops are seilling. For example, Homefix, etc...
    3M Velcro at Homefix is $5.40. Got mine at Daiso just now - "always $2"

    These few days busy. Will try and update folks later.

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    Default Re: DIY Gary Fong Lightsphere

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    3M Velcro at Homefix is $5.40. Got mine at Daiso just now - "always $2"

    These few days busy. Will try and update folks later.
    damn i bought mine for 21.90 for a pack 150cm long

    anyways just tested the DIY diffuser and it works.... big big difference from direct flash or stofen even if you bounce it off the ceiling it cannot compare to the DIY diffuser i dont have the lightsphere so i cant compare....
    Last edited by wasak2000; 8th March 2011 at 09:31 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    3M Velcro at Homefix is $5.40. Got mine at Daiso just now - "always $2"

    These few days busy. Will try and update folks later.
    Quote Originally Posted by wasak2000 View Post
    damn i bought mine for 21.90 for a pack 150cm long

    anyways just tested the DIY diffuser and it works.... big big difference from direct flash or stofen even if you bounce it off the ceiling it cannot compare to the DIY diffuser i dont have the lightsphere so i cant compare....
    Glad this tip is helping bros here to save some $... I've gotten the mat but not the velcro yet. Thanks UncleFai for the info at Daiso, will get the velcro soon...

    wasak2000, can u post some pics of the DIY diffuser in action?

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    Default Re: DIY Gary Fong Lightsphere

    Quote Originally Posted by dejavu View Post
    Glad this tip is helping bros here to save some $... I've gotten the mat but not the velcro yet. Thanks UncleFai for the info at Daiso, will get the velcro soon...

    wasak2000, can u post some pics of the DIY diffuser in action?

    tested it on myself too shy to post the pics hehehehe but believe me its worth it big difference
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