Andreas writes “I don’t know how, but late at night I got the idea that I wanted to covert my new 3D cell Mag-Lite to a handy photo-lamp. Next morning I dug out some 250 GSM paper and some adhesive foil I’ve been saving for a worthy project and whipped up a quick ghetto-lamp…It’s not all that powerful, but it’s great for macro shots and softening hard shadows, and it’s very portable. Think of this as a beta version, I’ll likely improve the design a bit once christmas is over. The basic concept is sound, I think there’s potential for more if I sort out a proper parabolic reflector for it.” Thanks Jason! Link.
4 thoughts on “DIY Photolamp – from a Mag-Lite”
This seems like the right plan! They even make clips which hold mag lites very securely. With that you could very quickly make a tripod mount for the light, or even a mount that clips on to the leg of a tripod. Great idea!
I made a PDF template for those of you that want to try to make one: http://andreas-krautwald.com/photolamp/template.pdf
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