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    WTD Gopro lighting rig

    As per title I'm after a lighting rig for a gopro......what have you got ?

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    Make your own. Some pvc pipe, tube of super glue, bike handle bar foams grips and a couple of cheap Chinese torches to butcher and modify and your sorted. Less than £15.
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    Last edited by Fatmanthin; 09-10-2014 at 06:22 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatmanthin View Post
    Can we see some results shot with this particular rig please ?

    FFS, don't show this to Drysuit Diver, he'll want to know if there's any electrical cable in that conduit

    Joking aside, What Torch? and i think thats a Fooking great idea, they charge Fooking stupid prices for what amounts to Jack Shit

    I especially like the attention to detail, the foam grips
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    Here's a link to a vid I did the other week with it.

    http://youtu.be/DXEGuwt4k64

    The torches I used are the cheap Chinese ones you can get off eBay for about a tenner. Let me know if you need a link. I can stick one the other side too if I want a bit more light.

    Yeah, I've looked at ones you can buy, but they are silly money. A mate bought a branded Ali tray for his go pro for £80 and it's less than 6 inches long =/ Bloomin rip off.

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    Last edited by Fatmanthin; 09-10-2014 at 07:45 PM.
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    very similar to the tray i made for mine, any chance of the link for the torches as seem to give a nice beam

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Evans View Post
    Joking aside, What Torch? and i think thats a Fooking great idea, they charge Fooking stupid prices for what amounts to Jack Shit
    don't think the four candle power in the background will be enough mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by dixi View Post
    very similar to the tray i made for mine, any chance of the link for the torches as seem to give a nice beam
    This is the item number of the torches I use: 291016539394

    You have to mod them a bit. Firstly, the led unit is attached to a polished aluminium cone which you need to remove as it's ace at focusing the light into a tight beam which of course you don't want. So take it off and bin it.

    This means the led unit will now be loose, use some super glue to stick it down and your sorted. All this is a 3 minute job.

    Secondly, the front 'glass' is perspex, which is great as you want to scuff it up to further scatter the light to ensure no hotspot. I used one of SWMBO's nail files.

    Screw back together after greasing everything up as usual and it's a cheap easy wide angled vid light.

    (Edited cause I didn't get the joke! Doh!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatmanthin View Post



    Gary, your talking bollocks. 4 candles? Have you seen one of these in action? No, course you haven't.
    Gary's talking about the candelabra behind your rig in your photo
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    Ahhh apologies!! Soz Gaz =)

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