A&P Can't afford a studio flash? Make one!

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    Okay so it aint now studio flash, but the next one will be ;)

    This was a test of my home-made 5v hotshoe trigger made with junk around my room. Im going to order some nice tubes and caps to make a full system.

    And yes that is a coke can reflector, and supprisingly it spreads very even light in moderately-close photo.
     
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    haha Awesome
     
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    I see the relay back there.... Does the camera trip the hotshoe conatacts no matter what?
     
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    No relay, 5v circuit on hotshoe -> Isolation transformer -> thyristor trigger on strobe.

    It fires every time & recycles in under a second. Time to make a good one!
     
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    thats funnay
     
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    How is the synch?
     
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    Fires fine @ 1/200th.

    hrm, BH have some flash bulbs :3some:
    I'll have to make an order!
     
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