DIY Lytro ring flash: first test
Since the Lytro camera doesn’t come with a flash, we thought about making my own DIY ring flash for some time. Today, finally, the most important component has arrived in the mail: a little LED ring that cost as little as 3.50 €.
Here’s a quick photo of my first crude attempt to take close-up pictures with a homemade LED ring flash (ring light):
What’s more interesting, though, are the test photos taken with the Lytro camera:
There are two sets of LightField test pictures in our Lytro album, one in Everyday Mode (minimum focus distance: approx. 10 cm) and one in Creative Mode (no minimum focus distance, limited depth of field). You can check them out here: lytro ring flash, part 1.
We’ll play around with this some more over the next days (maybe add a diffuser and simple enclosure), and will post all the details when the project is a few steps further ahead.