> The reflector is slightly imperfect, compared to what Oly made. There was a
> little over spray, little nodules, on the
> end of the threads, and it took careful work with X-acto? knife to clean up.
> Even then, it's a little trickier, more
> delicate, to screw on than the 18/3.5 49-72 mm hood.
Thanks for the report on the Shapeways reflector, Moose.
It’s encouraging that it worked well, as I have never had the 20/2 macro do
useful things with other lighting techniques. But it’s also discouraging that
the quality of the CNC plastic one was less than great.
> Altogether a nice solution to illuminating small, opaque macro subjects.
Based on your report, I decided to hold on the Shapeways one, and have instead
bought a 49-72 adapter from China for $1.98. I have no idea of the focal
length, but it has a 26 degree slope that is slightly concave, so perhaps it
will be useful. I’ll spray the inside flat white and see what happens.
Or mebby it will wait until I build my 3D printer. TheBuilder kindly made his
CAD file downloadable. I have all the parts for the 3D printer; just need to
put it together, right? Story of my life...
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