It all started when my buddy Mat sent me this link:
How to make a ring light for your camera, for only ~$15…I took a look at the instructions, and where to get the ring of LED’s…turns out, it is at one of my favourite web-sites: www.dealextreme.com
SO I ordered, built and tested…Mine does not look quite as slick as the one in the picture above, but check out the results!
First, with no flash at all:
Now, with the on-camera flash:
The image of the DB9 shows some good detail…where the flash was able to reach! bottom right of both images have the on-camera flash shadowed by the lens of the camera itself, resulting in very uneven lighting.
Now…the ring light:
Even lighting, the detail is there for the whole image. Nice. The DB9 image still has a DOF problem…but that is a whole other issue, and has little to do with the lighting.
Let me know what you think!