Recommend a Light Box Kit

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by nhamze, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. nhamze macrumors member

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    Can anyone recommend a light box/kit. I am getting into macro photography and while I like the outdoor shots my indoor shots have horrible lighting issues so I was thinking of getting a light box but I am not sure which one is good there are so many different lights and boxes and I don't want to drop a bunch of money on something that is no good. Any help would be appreciated

    Nick
     
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Make one yourself. For very small subjects a 1 galon white plastic milk jug. Just cut out the bottom and one side. For bigger subjects make a tant of out white nylon ripstop. It's not rocket science. For studio shots like these the cheapest Vivitar strobes work well. Use then in manual mode
     
  3. compuwar macrumors 601

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    http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/07/how-to-diy-10-macro-photo-studio.html
     
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  5. compuwar macrumors 601

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    Thanks, I've got some jewelry to shoot this week and I'm not a jewelry/product photographer, so I've been hunting around for this stuff. It was the best of the 20 or so links I found outside the commercial light tent world, and actually looks better than some of those.

    Paul
     
  6. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    Photek makes a fairly inexpensive light tent set. By the way, these things are called a light tent, not a light box. A lightbox is used to view slides and negatives.
     
  7. compuwar macrumors 601

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    Slides? Negatives? Didn't the Egyptions use those to develop heiroglyphics? :D

    (I still have two enlargers, a Jobo and 3 view cameras at home.)
     

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