What is the most useful & inexpensive piece of kit you've ever bought?

October 30, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Margined GlossodorisMargined GlossodorisA Black Margined Glossodoris Nudibranch.

2 Black plastic funnels which I taped to each of my underwater lights. I got them from a car spares shop for about $2 each and they make a world of difference to the lighting effect.

They turn my lights into spotlights meaning you can focus on certain details of an image and leave everything else backed out. A great example is an actor on a stage under a spotlight; it’s the same effect.

The technical term is a light “snoot”. You can of course buy commercially available snoots for a couple hundred bucks or something, but a $2 funnel works just as well!


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