Monday, February 16, 2009

D.I.Y. Ring Flash

Got a link from a friend that took me to this page:

Someone has built a somewhat peculiar looking ring flash using fiber optics taken from a decoration lamp.

More photos and info on the site. The creator claims it works well...

Actually a bit temped to make a try my self but I will construct it with the external SB-800 flash in mind. They are about to sell a very cheap lamp at Lidl this Thursday for only 29,90:- SEK!

Maybe I'll buy two of them... =)


  1. Hm... That would need some way to block all light from the flash not going into the fibers.

    The distances are pretty short, but perhaps it would be a good idea to use the same length on all fibers to make sure the light reaches the ring simultaneously?

    Build one!

  2. If you look at the images in the link that's just what they have done by using tape.

    Well, I can imagine the leghth isn't that critical but it should be realatively easy to keep the same lenght on all the fibers?

    Already having ideas form in my head, almost hurts! ;)

    Will post images if I build anything!