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  • #31
    This is weet, I built my own, and it rules! I dont have a light to shine inside yet, but Im using reflected sunlight, and the come our very nicely, here is one form my reviews.


    This pic was without the white cloth, Im using not musselin but the nilon that is used for making bed sheets.
    Canon Rebel XSi + 17- 55 f3.6-45 + 100mm f2.8
    Canon A-1 (Old timer)

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    • #32
      my first attemps at a light tent ... i have used the dodge tool set on hightlights @ 2 - 17% to make the white white...lol



      Cheers
      Leisa

      Nikon D80 | Sigma 50-500mm EX DG HSM | Sigma APO 70-300 | Sigma 50mm macro | Nikon 50mm 1.8 | Nikkor 18-70mm | Lensbaby 2.0 | SB-800 Speedlight | Black Macbook C2D
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      • #33
        nice work naturespixel Really good, what lighting are you using?
        Canon Rebel XSi + 17- 55 f3.6-45 + 100mm f2.8
        Canon A-1 (Old timer)

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        • #34
          I will definitely try this, thanks a lot!
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          • #35
            I build one today tried to take some photos and they came out just fine. But my lighting isn't good. What kind of bulbs do you suggest? I was thinking of 2 reflector cases and two halogen 150W bulbs with a color temperature of 5600K. One for each side of my lightbox. What do you think?
            This is what I got today
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            • #36
              Originally posted by mikeboy
              nice work naturespixel Really good, what lighting are you using?

              all i am using are 2 compact fluros from walmart... in 2 desk lamps from the same place.. they are Daylight Cool, 6500k so i do have to set my white balance manually.. and i also shoot in RAW so i have maximum to play with also just my built in flash.. i also set that manually, plus cause my room i have my light tent set up in is battleship grey/blue./.. i have alfoil stuck to the walls to help with the blue tinge.. plus it directs the light back into tent.. as I'm in a corner
              Cheers
              Leisa

              Nikon D80 | Sigma 50-500mm EX DG HSM | Sigma APO 70-300 | Sigma 50mm macro | Nikon 50mm 1.8 | Nikkor 18-70mm | Lensbaby 2.0 | SB-800 Speedlight | Black Macbook C2D
              Little pixels from my world . Flickr

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              • #37
                I still have to run out and get proper lights, but it was still fun to play with. Some shots from today:

                DSC_05300

                DSC_05260
                Nikon D50 / Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 / Nikkor 85mm f/1.8

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                • #38
                  Thanks Bail for sharing this different version of softbox. I made one from the Strobist site but yours looks much stronger and neat. I will try the daylight bulbs from homedepot.
                  Nikon D50 35-55mm Nikkor / 70-300mm Nikkor / 2x 50mm 1.8 manual / SB-800 & 600 / some diopters / extension tubes
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                  • #39
                    Your welcome..
                    I should use mine more often as it's 10 Degrees up here. Don't want to bring the camera outside.
                    Canon 20D W/ 430EX Flash, 50mm F1.8 and 17-40mm F4L Lens

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                    • #40
                      Personally the tutorial is excellent and a great box if your not sure you like light boxes however with the hassel of finding the right sized box, materials and constuction along with having a cardboard box that would fall apart after you attempt to move it a few times I decided to get a real light tent for 40 bucks a much much much better value. You can also use water inside a light tent with out fear of runing the back drops. They also come with multiple back drops the list goes on and on. However the cardboard box would be a good alternative if you need a larger light box but for a small 2 x 2 spend the 40 bucks and get a real light tent. It also comes with a a velco white cover for the front you can stick your lens in a slot and front light the subject as well. You can collaspe it into the size of a frisbee and set it up again in 5 seconds
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                      • #41
                        How to Make A Inexpensive Light Tent - I Did it! :-D

                        Hi
                        Thank you for the tip
                        I've made my Light Tent and I would like to show it to you.
                        How can I make it?

                        Can I send the pictures to somebody?

                        Regards

                        Roberto O. Teneos Gutierrez
                        Porto Alegre - Brasil
                        Roberto O. Teneos Gutierrez
                        Porto Alegre - Brasil

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                        • #42
                          It's easy to post your pictures here. Click on the FAQ in the blue bar at the top of this page and follow the directions for posting images. If you are still having trouble, just ask for help. We'd love to see your light tent!
                          Linda
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                          • #43
                            How to Make A Inexpensive Light Tent - I Did it! Part Two!

                            Hi Guys
                            Now I'l show you my Light Tent.
                            Everybody knows that a good picture say more than thousand words.
                            So I wil not talk to much here.
                            Next Message I show you pictures I got with it.

                            Roberto O. Teneos Gutierrez
                            Porto Alegre - Brasil
                            Roberto O. Teneos Gutierrez
                            Porto Alegre - Brasil

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                            • #44
                              How to Make A Inexpensive Light Tent - I Did it! Part Three!

                              And now
                              The Pictures I got with my Light Tent.

                              Thank you all for help me!

                              Regards!

                              Roberto Onofre Teneos Gutierrez
                              Porto Alegre - Brasil
                              Roberto O. Teneos Gutierrez
                              Porto Alegre - Brasil

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                              • #45
                                Very nice, Roberto! Your shots turned out really well.
                                Linda
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