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fdisilvestro

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I read with interest the article about the Macro Lighting tool, which looks really useful.

However, just by chance I came across this just launched product, the Flexible Macro Twin Flash KX800 from Venus (a company that recently launched a "particualr" macro lens)
http://www.venuslens.net/product/macro-twin-flash-kx-800/

Coincidence? They are not exactly the same product, but to me it seems that one product is inspired in the other.

Dale Villeponteaux

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Re: Turning An Idea Into A Photographic Product – Macro Lighting Tool
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2015, 11:46:54 am »

Coincidence, a leak or an idea whose time has come? The Venus version, however, is both more expensive and more limited than the Adaptalux version. I joined the kickstarter campaign for an item that has that fits my needs (or as my wife points out, wants) as an amateur and has accessories that expand its function.

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Dale
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Re: Turning An Idea Into A Photographic Product – Macro Lighting Tool
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2015, 12:38:36 pm »

Or, if you are the DIY type, you can put together a kit with parts from eBay: http://www.ebay.com/bhp/fiber-optic-light-source

It's not exactly portable, nor LED light source, but they work in a studio setting.
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Re: Turning An Idea Into A Photographic Product – Macro Lighting Tool
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2015, 07:47:26 am »

Coincidentally this week's Amateur Photographer magazine, a UK publication, has a article on making a DIY macro light similar to this product using a USB battery back and some cheap USB LED bulbs on flexible arms.
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