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by kaleun96
Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Some 3D printed accessories for the Godox TT350 flash
Replies: 20
Views: 393

Re: Some 3D printed accessories for the Godox TT350 flash

New part printed and working well and I printed a small retaining part for the diffusion gel. It just press-fits into the top of the cone and seems to hold well. The light distribution is also looking much better with the aid of the aluminium foil. I don't yet have the right 50mm to 67mm adapter so ...
by kaleun96
Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Some 3D printed accessories for the Godox TT350 flash
Replies: 20
Views: 393

Re: Some 3D printed accessories for the Godox TT350 flash

The single-opening design revision finished printing and for the most part came out well, particularly the dovetails to connect the two pieces. I made some mistakes with some mounting holes on the bottom for a 50mm adapter so made some minor changes and am now printing the main part again. In the me...
by kaleun96
Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Some 3D printed accessories for the Godox TT350 flash
Replies: 20
Views: 393

Re: Some 3D printed accessories for the Godox TT350 flash

Very interesting and creative ideas. I had just written a long story about covering surfaces with aluminum when I saw the latest comments. It seems you understand the principle, but here it comes anyway. Perhaps explaining the subject to some other people for the first time. I strongly agree you co...
by kaleun96
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Some 3D printed accessories for the Godox TT350 flash
Replies: 20
Views: 393

Re: Some 3D printed accessories for the Godox TT350 flash

elf wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:17 pm
You might try aluminum gilding(leaf).
Yes! I have some aluminium tape and regret not covering the walls with it before gluing the "top" on. I suspect it would make a significant difference, though not sure how much.
by kaleun96
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Some 3D printed accessories for the Godox TT350 flash
Replies: 20
Views: 393

Re: Some 3D printed accessories for the Godox TT350 flash

Will keep updating here for anyone interested. The above design printed successfully and the pin-hole method for joining the two parts worked well. However, this design eats up the light and requires me to shoot at ~800 ISO, 90/s shutter, f5.6, and 1/16 setting on the flash. I could definitely do th...
by kaleun96
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Some 3D printed accessories for the Godox TT350 flash
Replies: 20
Views: 393

Re: Some 3D printed accessories for the Godox TT350 flash

Alright, here's a new design that introduces the light from the flash from two sides to get a more even distribution. The model below shows the main part, without the "lid" so to speak. I'll print this in two parts to save on having to print a lot of supports for the overhanging features that cover ...
by kaleun96
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Some 3D printed accessories for the Godox TT350 flash
Replies: 20
Views: 393

Re: Some 3D printed accessories for the Godox TT350 flash

Interesting! Since you asked for ideas, I am planning to later build a pair of diffusers for my dual head flash, using a pair of these asymmetric party bowls: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XQNW6K6?ps ... ct_details This to provide a degree of wrap-around lighting to the subject. But for a single hea...
by kaleun96
Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Some 3D printed accessories for the Godox TT350 flash
Replies: 20
Views: 393

Re: Some 3D printed accessories for the Godox TT350 flash

The printer itself is a Creality CR-6SE, and is relatively affordable. At https://creality3d.shop/collections/3d-printer/products/creality3dcr-6-se-3d-printer , I'm seeing a list price of $399 for ship from US. Is that the right unit? --Rik That is the one! Some things to keep in mind about buying ...
by kaleun96
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Some 3D printed accessories for the Godox TT350 flash
Replies: 20
Views: 393

Re: Some 3D printed accessories for the Godox TT350 flash

Cam, Those are really nice 3D prints!! You've certainly produced outstanding results in such a short time with your 3D printer =D> What software did you use to design the prints? Best, Thanks Mike! I was really surprised how accessible this whole 3D printing stuff is and am really enjoying having o...
by kaleun96
Sun Jul 25, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Some 3D printed accessories for the Godox TT350 flash
Replies: 20
Views: 393

Re: Some 3D printed accessories for the Godox TT350 flash

so I haven't thought much about the physics behind it yet or optimising the designs for weight and strength etc. If you have some ideas let me know and I'll see if I can whip up some designs and print them. I have no ideas about your design per se. However, it does occur to me that you might learn ...
by kaleun96
Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Some 3D printed accessories for the Godox TT350 flash
Replies: 20
Views: 393

Some 3D printed accessories for the Godox TT350 flash

I just got a 3D printer last month and have since turned my attention to printing some accessories for my flash, the popular Godox TT350. I'll share the Thingiverse link below but I'm also interested in any suggestions and ideas people might have. I have some thoughts for a more typical macro flash ...
by kaleun96
Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Newport Damped Optical Posts
Replies: 38
Views: 7638

Re: Newport Damped Optical Posts

I ended up looking into both lothman's and mawyatt's recommendations of the 66mm and 95mm Thorlabs rails. I went with 66mm in the end, partly due to cost and size but also because the 95mm rails don't have a flat surface, the corners stick out a bit so you really need to use the Thorlabs adapters t...
by kaleun96
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Newport Damped Optical Posts
Replies: 38
Views: 7638

Re: Newport Damped Optical Posts

Thanks! I'm definitely enjoying how clean and simple it is. Wish I went this route from the beginning 😅 Good idea about the safety catch. I am currently using those long 15mm rods as a stopper but I think they may only absorb most of the energy in the event of a mishap and may still result in the le...
by kaleun96
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Newport Damped Optical Posts
Replies: 38
Views: 7638

Re: Newport Damped Optical Posts

Decided to get rid of the Newport optical post, in the end it was a bit too short and difficult to mount things to without shelling out for the expensive Newport adapters and attachments. The nylon gears also leave a lot to be desired but for the right application it's not a bad piece of kit. I ende...
by kaleun96
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Short video of my automated setup
Replies: 3
Views: 2510

Re: Short video of my automated setup

This was just a demonstration video for some others so I decided to leave the diffusion out of the way :wink: Though I don't often use much diffusion when shooting coins. Ancient coins in particular typically have high relief and can benefit from having a hint of shadows around certain parts, if you...