Cool wooden lens lamp

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by DeeJayK, May 8, 2013.

  1. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
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    It's very cool. I wouldn't pay that much for it, but that says more about me than its intrinsic value.
  2. DeoreDX

    DeoreDX Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 13, 2013
    Not sure if I would want the original Nikkor version for $2k or the wooden one for 1/3rd of that price. Pretty freaking cool!
  3. Petrochemist

    Petrochemist Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 21, 2013
    N Essex, UK
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    Nice idea, but too expensive for me.
    I think I'll try to convert one of the cheap mugs that imitate lenses (~£10 each). With an LED lamp the plastic will work OK, whilst an ordinary Tungsten lamp might not be cool enough. mug example
    Shame the white balance of LEDs can be somewhat dodgy, a set of lens lamps would be fun in my studio.
  4. sinclair

    sinclair Mu-43 Veteran

    I could so make one of these. Maybe this is what my "basement business" should be.
  5. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Hmm ... idea!
    No real reason to imitate a lens, I'll just rip the glass out of one and stick in a bulb ... already made plenty of lamps ...

    Good post DJK.