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New Size! Lieberkühn Reflector 51mm lens diameter, 3d printed

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New Size! Lieberkühn Reflector 51mm lens diameter, 3d printed
New Size! Lieberkühn Reflector 51mm lens diameter, 3d printed

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New Size! Lieberkühn Reflector 51mm lens diameter, 3d printed
New Size! Lieberkühn Reflector 51mm lens diameter, 3d printed

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New Size! Lieberkühn Reflector 51mm lens diameter, 3d printed
New Size! Lieberkühn Reflector 51mm lens diameter, 3d printed

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New Size! Lieberkühn Reflector 51mm lens diameter, 3d printed
New Size! Lieberkühn Reflector 51mm lens diameter, 3d printed

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New Size! Lieberkühn Reflector 51mm lens diameter, 3d printed
New Size! Lieberkühn Reflector 51mm lens diameter, 3d printed

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New Size! Lieberkühn Reflector 51mm lens diameter, 3d printed
New Size! Lieberkühn Reflector 51mm lens diameter, 3d printed

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New Size! Lieberkühn Reflector 51mm lens diameter,

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  • 3D printed in White Strong & Flexible Polished: White nylon plastic polished to reveal a smooth matte finish.
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This reflector is in Beta (and is a response to comments from a previous beta product) so go ahead and try it out! Your feedback is welcome

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In response to a request for a missing size: Lieberkühn reflector for 51mm diameter lens filter threads. 

 

The Lieberkühn reflector is a classic technique for full, even illumination of small subjects at close ranges-a fitting addition to any macrophotographer's toolbox. I have been working with 3D printing to rekindle the use of this technique for modern photographers and other imaging enthusiasts. Rather than relegate this seemingly anachronistic technique to the bin pile of the past, I aim to make it relevant to modern tools and imaging objectives, in every sense of the word. 

The Lieberkühn reflector, or speculum if you prefer the original Latin etymology, dates back at least to the inaugural days of microscopy. The likes of Robert Hooke, Anton van Leuwenhoek, and many of their contemporaries may have experimented with this technique or similar, although the devices take their namesake from the polymathic physician Johann Nathaniel Lieberkühn of a few years hence. 

You can be a part of this re-imagining of classical technology for the modern age. My experiments with Lieberkühn reflectors have yielded some pretty impressive results (http://thebilder.wordpress.com/category/project-lieberkuhn-reflectors/), but I don't own lenses of every standard diameter and I can't possibly think of every possibility to examine. Therefore I'll put each of my designs for Lieberkühns in my shop at cost: for "sale" for the price of Shapeways printing, until one or more successful prints have been made. I would welcome your feedback, which can be made at thebilder.wordpress.com or on twitter @bilderstudios. If you post your own review let me know and I will gladly link to it. 

Let us take advantage of the technological prowess of yesteryear ::and:: of today. If we do a good job, we may even make it the tech of tomorrow. 

For the most recent design/development notes including full resolution photography, quantitative analyses, or to submit your questions/comments go to thebilder.wordpress.com.

 

What's in the Box
INCM
New Size! Lieberkühn Reflector 51mm lens diameter,
White Strong & Flexible Polished
Width
9.0 cm
Height
9.0 cm
Depth
1.4 cm

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