Take that, The Man!

 Chimera Speed Ring with Mogul/Household Socket - USA Plug, for Video Pro & Lantern Lightbanks. Uh huh....

Chimera Speed Ring with Mogul/Household Socket - USA Plug, for Video Pro & Lantern Lightbanks. Uh huh....

So today, Kevin Daniel and I went to our local photo gear establishment to buy a socket for a large fluorescent light I had purchased some time ago. My plan being to put the light inside a soft box, I asked if they had a socket that could accommodate a speed ring. They did not, but they had a socket with a speed ring attached to it

Perfect, I said. How much? Imagine my surprise when I was quoted the low, low price of $289.00!! Thanks, but no thanks, The Man...

As we briskly left the shop, Kevin said he thought he could make that thing for twenty bucks. Game on. We went to the plastic store, then the hardware store, and back home. Kevin cut a disc out of a thick piece of plastic, drilled some holes it, then mounted a light socket and a speed ring to it. Then he wired it up, and voila! All for just under twenty bucks. Thanks, Kevin, and take that, The Man! For more of Kevin's craftiness, and to see his photos, visit his Flickr stream

 Photos by Kevin Daniel

Photos by Kevin Daniel