A LED ring for the Nissin MF18 ring strobe.

LED Ring for Nissin MF18 ring strobe
LED Ring for Nissin MF18 ring strobe

I designed and built a LED-ring for the Nissin MF18 ring strobe. The ring features 28 LEDs that are arranged around the flash. The ring covers the openings on top and bottom of the strobe.

The LED-ring may be controlled by a number of photo booth applications  through my controllers.

Photobooth Controller Software Version 1.4.5 available!

I updated the applications to control the Photo Booth LED Ring. A new light effect was added to the controller. The setup of the service has been improved. To be able to use the new light effect both the service and the controller firmware have to be updated.

The new version is available here as download.

Long live the RF-603 buzzer!

I designed a new version of the RF-603 based buzzer. The housing now looks exactly like the one of the Bluetooth BLE based buzzer. The flat design is more stable and looks pretty good. It contains an RF-603 transceiver that is powered by two AAA batteries. Both channel selector and main switch are accessible through the housing bottom.

More about the buzzer.

Olympus Angle Finder Adapter

Angle Finder Adapter for Olympus
Angle Finder Adapter

It’s hard to find an Olympus VA-1 angle finder. Therefore, I did some research to find an alternative. The Seagull universal angle finder hits the bill. It is available, reasonable priced and it got a mount for adaptors. In addition to the large number of adapters that are already shipped with the angle finder, I developped three more.

One for the OM-D E-M1 and E-M1 II, another one for the three cameras OM-D E-M5 II, E-M10 II and E-M10 III and a third one for the PEN-F.

LED Ring Controller now as Windows Service

I overhauled the LED Ring Controller. It is now available as Windows Service. It runs in the background and can be started automatically at system startup.

A new function has been added to the LED ring firmware. It now supports a free running automatic countdown function. This allows to use countdown in Breeze or Darkroom Booth.

To support applications that can only call commandline functions, a helper application has been added.

The latest version of the software and firmware is now available on my website.