DIY photography gear

Anything build myself or seen on the web

Medium Format negative duplicator

Since I’ve bought the Bronica I’ve been looking for a scanner but didn’t get around to actually buying one. So I’ve built this little rig to take picures of my negatives. It works pretty well but have no scanned results

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Medium Format negative duplicator

Since I’ve bought the Bronica I’ve been looking for a scanner but didn’t get around to actually buying one. So I’ve built this little rig to take picures of my negatives. It works pretty well but have no scanned results

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Foldabounce: Transportable omnibounce diy

So, the other day I was thinking about packing stuff and what I was going to drag along with me on a short trip and came across my omnibounce. I thought it’s quite a pain in the … when it

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Foldabounce: Transportable omnibounce diy

So, the other day I was thinking about packing stuff and what I was going to drag along with me on a short trip and came across my omnibounce. I thought it’s quite a pain in the … when it

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DIY “ProKit” Flash modifiers / mini softbox including template

Yes, another “I-wish-I-had-that-idea” moment when I saw these little offcamera flash softboxes. Ideal for strobist activities but too expensive for my liking. (yes, call me dutch but hey, I am) Also I already had the small grids. No worries, all

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DIY “ProKit” Flash modifiers / mini softbox including template

Yes, another “I-wish-I-had-that-idea” moment when I saw these little offcamera flash softboxes. Ideal for strobist activities but too expensive for my liking. (yes, call me dutch but hey, I am) Also I already had the small grids. No worries, all

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DIY sunbounce

No, I am not afraid to do a total rip-off and call it a DIY project And thus I decided to build myself a california sunbounce. So I got myself a big reflector, cut it up and brought it to

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DIY sunbounce

No, I am not afraid to do a total rip-off and call it a DIY project And thus I decided to build myself a california sunbounce. So I got myself a big reflector, cut it up and brought it to

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Monopod lightstand conversion DIY

Added another piece of gear to my collection: a simple monopod. Also for use as strobe on a rope at weddings. But, out of the box just doesn’t cut it for me. So what to do with a monopod? Well,

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Monopod lightstand conversion DIY

Added another piece of gear to my collection: a simple monopod. Also for use as strobe on a rope at weddings. But, out of the box just doesn’t cut it for me. So what to do with a monopod? Well,

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Another DIY grid, but less DIY this time

I got some sheets of honeycomb from saxonpc, which is actually not real honeycomb but looks more like glued straws. Only these are way more solid than my own glued straws so I’m pretty happy with this. Fairly simple: just

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Another DIY grid, but less DIY this time

I got some sheets of honeycomb from saxonpc, which is actually not real honeycomb but looks more like glued straws. Only these are way more solid than my own glued straws so I’m pretty happy with this. Fairly simple: just

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Switched to the dark side…

Yes, dear friends, I have switched to the dark side! Well, at least, a bit. I have bought myself a nikon light saber flash. It’s an SB28, they usually go for around 100 euro’s but this guy had dropped it

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Switched to the dark side…

Yes, dear friends, I have switched to the dark side! Well, at least, a bit. I have bought myself a nikon light saber flash. It’s an SB28, they usually go for around 100 euro’s but this guy had dropped it

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Warning on the DIY SLA’s

Okay guys, DIY-ing is fun, I admit but it can be dangerous. I made the DIY packs and recently fried one of my flashes I had put the connectors to the battery on the wrong way! mmm… what’s that funny

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Warning on the DIY SLA’s

Okay guys, DIY-ing is fun, I admit but it can be dangerous. I made the DIY packs and recently fried one of my flashes I had put the connectors to the battery on the wrong way! mmm… what’s that funny

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DIY autofocus assist + added DIY hotshoe

During the Brussels strobist meet we encountered some low-light situations (gearing towards no-light). The camera’s didn’t really like that and I got thinking about getting an ST-2. But as usual this requires money and why spent money when you’ve got

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DIY autofocus assist + added DIY hotshoe

During the Brussels strobist meet we encountered some low-light situations (gearing towards no-light). The camera’s didn’t really like that and I got thinking about getting an ST-2. But as usual this requires money and why spent money when you’ve got

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External Flash Battery Pack DIY

I have two Canon 540EZ’s which have an issue with low battery power. If the batteries aren’t fully charged, the flashes will not sync under 1/30th. At least not with the cactus remotes. To bypass this problem and in addition

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External Flash Battery Pack DIY

I have two Canon 540EZ’s which have an issue with low battery power. If the batteries aren’t fully charged, the flashes will not sync under 1/30th. At least not with the cactus remotes. To bypass this problem and in addition

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