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    Macro Ring Light - the R-LITE

    I have almost completed a home made ring light which has been designated the R-LITE. I have one little problem, using a 24mm lens (35mm format) on a D200 with a 20mm or 36mm extension tubes gets me too close and my light no longer provides a good wash. Any ideas on how to cure this? At the moment I'm thinking bend the LED's in a bit or add a reflector ring or both.

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    My current camera gear:

    Nikon D200
    Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8
    Nikkor 35-70mm f2.8
    Nikkor 50mm f1.8
    Nikkor 24mm f2.8
    Nikkor 300mm f4
    Nikkor 500mm f4
    Hoya extension tubes
    1.4x and 2x Teleconverters
    2x Manfrotto tripods
    Nikon SB-25 Speedlight
    R-LITE

    +filters and other camera accessories

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    Quote Originally Posted by purephotos View Post
    I have almost completed a home made ring light which has been designated the R-LITE. I have one little problem, using a 24mm lens (35mm format) on a D200 with a 20mm or 36mm extension tubes gets me too close and my light no longer provides a good wash. Any ideas on how to cure this? At the moment I'm thinking bend the LED's in a bit or add a reflector ring or both.

    -R
    maybe you can post a few images so we can have a looksee and lend a hand.
    "Nature photography is about choosing a location, crawling through dirt, being bitten by insects and occasionally taking a great image". - Wayne Eddy.

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    Shall do ASAP.

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    Here are some progress pics plus (almost) finished product.

    The few things to be done are: Reflector/LED Alignment; Tertiary Plate to cover wires; Switch; Painting/Finishing.

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    No help?

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