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#1

Does anyone know what size work the Cloud Dome can handle. I would
like something simple like that. However, it would have to be able to
at least handle 6" square and anything larger would be a big plus.

Karen


#2

Cloud Dome has a couple of attachments which allow you to raise the
dome either off to the side or straight up. I think even with out
those you could get 6 square inches under it. It is also a matter of
focal length of your camera, how close you can get to an object and
keep it in focus. I looked at the Cloud Dome at the SNAG conference
and was very impressed by it. Also I want to say Cloud Dome
generously gave Orchid 2 domes for our Feb. Dinner auction. I will
buy a Cloud Dome as soon as my check book allows. It seems to be the
most versatile system of all the light boxes. It does not provide a
light source like the more expensive boxes and you will still have
to learn how to take a photograph by setting your light balance but
you will have to do that with the more expensive boxes anyway. Each
piece will have a slightly different light requirement which would
have to be taken in to account no matter how you photograph you work.

Sam Patania, Tucson


#3

Hi Karen Checkout www.clouddome.com for more info on the clouddome.
I bought on and then returned it. I think you might get the same
lighting by using photofloods and reflectors. Best Regards Paul


#4
        Does anyone know what size work the Cloud Dome can handle.
I would like something simple like that. However, it would have to
be able to at least handle 6" square and anything larger would be a
big plus. 

I bought a canopy with detachable sides at Sam’s Club last year to
use to cover my Big 600 gal BBQ Grill cooking area when I throw big
BBQ’s If I remember correctly it run about 99.00

Clint


#5
   Does anyone know what size work the Cloud Dome can handle. I
would like something simple like that. However, it would have to be
able to at least handle 6" square and anything larger would be a
big plus. 

Karen, the dome by itself might not go that large, but it comes with
an extension sleeve that raises it up about another foot from your
work. With that, you’re far enough away to easily cover six inches
square. But much of this depends on your camera. It’s intended for
digitals, which often have a very close focussing zoom. traditional
SLRs often need to be a bit farther away for a good distortion free
shot. Even then, though, it’s possible. After all, you can have the
dome attached to the camera a bit away from the work. so long as the
gap between the edge of the dome and your work surface isn’t causing
undue reflections in the work, and your lights are still being
diffused through the dome, it would still be working just fine. It’s
a pretty versatile tool, all in all.

Peter


#6

Karen,

   Does anyone know what size work the Cloud Dome can handle. I
would like something simple like that. However, it would have to be
able to at least handle 6" square and anything larger would be a
big plus. 

I’ve got the extension collar for it, and sometimes I use it as a
fancy scanner for documents – I just lay out a page and zoom in a
bit to get it framed properly, and zap!, there’s a nice clear scan.

All the more recent jewelry photos on my website are done with the
Cloud Dome and my Nikon 990. I’ve taken some of the files out to my
local camera shop and had them turned into posters, and they come out
great.

Loren
http://www.golden-knots.com/