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Remote Control Lens Cap (Gimpomatic 2000)

by martbarras, published

Remote Control Lens Cap (Gimpomatic 2000) by martbarras Sep 1, 2017

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For Making a remote controlled lens capping device for use with lightpainting and long exposure photography.

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i printed this in ABS which was a right pain, would be better in PLA i imagine, place the surface with the hole on on the bed, to print upright with no supports, raft not needed but may be helpful, brim recommended but again not needed.


youll need on of these from amazon or ebay etc

and one of these 1/4 inch finger nuts

print the flag, worth spray painting it matt black even if you print it with black material

attach the device to a lightstand or tripod and place in front of the lens of the camera, make sure the pano head reciever is facing away from the camera where youll be standing.

range about 10m reasonably.

works great for indoor lightpainting, and also outside but not in strong winds.

packs away small and rechargable too.

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