Inexpensive lightbox - 1911Forum
Advertise Here
Forum   Reviews   Rules   Legal   Site Supporters & Donations   Advertise

Go Back   1911Forum > >


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-03-2020, 04:23 PM
gnappi gnappi is offline
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 109
Inexpensive lightbox

I got tired of taking pix on the floor, chair seat, table, etc and getting less than wonderful results.

Well this little almost shoe sized light box from Ebay at $13 delivered does a much better job than I expected it to. It comes with six cloth type backgrounds (red, green, blue,black, white, and yellow) and makes getting a decent shot with minimal shading easier.

It has two rows of white surface mount LED's a USB "Y" cable supplied for power.

I thought I'd have to change out some of the LED's to a warmer color for a decent color balance but it's pretty good as it is for the dollar$ spent. Add to that it really maximizes the less than GR8 pic quality of my phone, and now I don't have to go dragging out the Nikon to get a decent pic.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2020, 04:32 PM
slav slav is offline
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 515
I have the same one. Decent size for taking pictures of small parts. I think the LEDs need a cover that should disperse the light. I'm getting quite some reflections of the led bars.
I'm happy with the lightbox though. - Hi-Power, 1911, CZ75 and Makarov Springs, Grips and Tools
Hi-Power and 1911 Spring Kits, Tools and Grips.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2020, 05:38 PM
gnappi gnappi is offline
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 109
You're right, it may have a few hot spots and shaded areas.

I have a flat plastic Fresnel lens that I may try diddling with to try and solve that. It's about the right size of the interior and if it works out I'll just cut a hole in the center of it for the camera.

This box was an inexpensive test, I may get this one too, it's almost 24" square, but I did not want to start with it as it's 4x the buckazoids.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:35 AM.

NOTICE TO USERS OF THIS SITE: By continuing to use this site, you certify that you have read and agree to abide by the Legal Terms of Use. All information, data, text or other materials ("Content") posted to this site by any users are the sole responsibility of those users. 1911Forum does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of such Content.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2015, LLC. All Rights Reserved