DIB-0806 Digital Light Box

Camera not included!

The complete close-up lighting system in a box for product photography. Excellent light control using a CCFL. Standard camera screw fixing with adjustable mounting plate.A picture is worth a thousand words, especially in the retail industry. Quality photos can mean the difference between making a sale or not. Whether you use photos for advertising, catalogues, or sell on the internet, natural wrap-around lighting is the key to bringing out the best in your jewellery or small items.



  • Tremendous money savings and fast turn-around time by producing product images in-house rather than outsourcing to a graphic design company.
  • Increased sales with sharp quality product images.
  • Easy to set-up and continuously capture product images.
  • Natural lighting for proper product display.
  • Clean white background with Photoshop or equivalent (or add your own background).
  • Remove the need to use floor space eating light tent kits and external lamps.

Light Box applications include:

  • Product Sales (Print) – Advertising, Brochures, Catalogs, Flyers, Packaging
  • Product Sales (Internet) – Auctions, Banner Advertising, E-Commerce, Email Attachments, Online Product Catalogs, Online Store
  • Website Design – Company Image, Product Line
  • Inventory Management – Appraisals, Insurance Protection, Inventory

  Further Information:

  • The DIB-0806 Digital Light box has one switch that lights the back and bottom platform of the box.
  • The box uses fluorescent lighting and so does not give off any heat.
  • The door opens and using magnetic stoppers will open to 2 defined angles.
  • The door flap will also completely detach from the box.
  • Once the camera (not supplied) is attached to the top bracket it is able to move up, down, left, right, backward and forwards.

DIB-0806 Specifications

  • Light Source: 2 Way Constant (Base, Back)
  • CCFL Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp
  • Colour Temp: 5000°K
  • Power Source: 12v 1a
  • Net Weight 5kg
  • Dimensions: L: 272mm W: 203mm H: 210mm
  • Internal Base Dimensions: L: 200mm (8 inches) W: 150mm (6 inches)

Deciding which slide viewer to buy?

Have you got a box of old slides tucked away, or up in the loft?  RCS has a range of Medalight slide viewers available.  Click here to see our range of Slide Viewers

MEDALight Slide Viewer SV-4
Suitable for slides in 2″ x 2″ (5cm x 5cm) mounts 









Tungsten Light Bulb 
No Magnification 
AAA Batteries x2 required (not included) 
External Dimensions (mm) 98.5 x 58 x 13.5 
Weight without batteries 50g


MEDALight Desktop Slide Viewer SV-2
Designed for viewing 35mm slides
Tungsten Light Bulb 
2x Magnification glass lens 
Viewing screen 60mm x 50mm 
AA Batteries x2 required (not included)


MEDALight Desktop Slide Viewer SV-3
Designed for viewing 35mm slides, but may also be used to view slides (or negatives) on a film strip 
Tungsten Light Bulb 
3x Magnification 
Viewing screen 75mm x 75mm 
AA Batteries x4 required (not included) 
May also be powered with an alternative (optional) power source.


5×4 Light Box Petite ULB-100

There is also another alternative and that is to use a light box, or also knows as a light panel.  This provides a bright daylight fluorescent lamp and you can place individual slides or even strips of negatives to easily view them.

Another use it could be to provide a light source when taking photos of small items…













  • Powered by inserting 4x AA batteries, or by connecting a power adaptor
  • Recommended power adaptor 6v 500mA (not included)
  • Built-in tilt bracket at bottom for comfortable viewing angle
  • Accommodates up to six 35mm slides in standard mounts or one 5″x4″ transparancy
  • Fluorescent 4w tube F4T5D
  • Colour temperature 6500°k
  • Size of viewing area 125mm x 100mm (5″x4″)
  • 4x AA Batteries (not included)


Using a Holga Pinhole lens

Holga make various lenses for use on their cameras and one popular type is a pinhole lens.  Pinhole photography is an art in itself and experimentation is needed to get it right.

First I should explain what a pinhole lens actually is. To describe it as a ‘lens’ isn’t strictly correct because it contains a pinhole aperture measuring 0.25mm (that’s a quarter of a millimetre) and no actual lens inside.  Also, no focussing is necessary.

There’s an interesting description of a pinhole camera here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinhole_camera

There are no electronic contacts so when you mount it on your digital camera it will display an error message saying that the lens hasn’t been detected.  It’s a fixed aperture, so all you need to consider is setting the shutter speed. I’d also set the ISO speed to 100.

To obtain the best results, mount the camera on a tripod and set the camera manually on a slow shutter speed. It will involve experimenting and taking several shots, but that’s part of the fun of using Holga lenses.

In bright conditions, start with setting the shutter speed to around 0.5 (½ a second) and gradually increase or decrease the speed to obtain your desired result. Remember that a tripod is essential for very slow shutter speeds.

I would also recommend that you set the self timer with a few seconds delay, because the camera is likely to move slightly when you press the shutter release button.

RCS sells the complete range of Holga lenses here http://www.rcssales.co.uk/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=47_7

I’m using a Canon EOS Digital SLR and here is the Holga Pinhole lens http://www.rcssales.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=47_7&products_id=88


Holga HPL-C

Holga Detachable Lens and Filter Turret DLFT-IP4

Holga DLFT-IP4

Holga DLFT-IP4










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Product details:

  • The Holga DLFT-IP4 is a turret equipped with 9 different kinds of lenses and filters. It is specially designed for use on the iPhone 4 & 4s mobile phones.
  • The product comes in the form of a phone protection case with the 9 lenses/filters on a turret which can be easily attached or detached via a magnet. Leave the protection case on your phone and snap on the turret only when needed.
  • This detachability of the turret provides the convenience and neatness to put away the protection case and turret separately on one hand and, on the other, offers the ease and quickness to get special effects ready in no time to ensure that no photo opportunity would be lost. This product will expand tremendously the boundaries of and enhance greatly the fun in capturing images with your mobile phone.
  • Effects of filters and lenses
    There are 10 positions on the Turret. One is the No-Lens Position, which is just an empty hole, for taking pictures without any filter or lens effect. The other nine positions are each equipped with a filter or lens for special effects as follows:
  • 1. No-Lens Position (empty hole) 
    For taking pictures without any special effect
  • 2. Dual Image Lens 
    Produces 2 identical images
  • 3. Triple Image Lens 
    Produces 3 identical images
  • 4. Quadruple Image Lens 
    Produces 4 identical images
  • 5. 60mm Macro Lens 
    For taking macro pictures at approximately 60mm from the lens
  • 6. Red Filter with Clear Heart Shaped Centre 
    To reduce absortion of blue and green light with clear heart shaped centre to stand out object
  • 7. Red Filter 
    To reduce absortion of blue and green light
  • 8. Green Filter 
    To enhance green e.g. when taking pictures of green plants
  • 9. Yellow Filter with Clear Centre 
    Clear circular spot in centre to stand out object with surroundings in pale yellow to mimic a sunset atmosphere
  • 10. Blue Filter with Clear Centre 
    Clear circular spot in centre to stand out object with surroundings in blue to mimic gentle atmosphere under the moon

RegClean Pro

RegClean Pro

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  • Fixes invalid registry entries
  • Defrags and compacts the registry
  • Improves system response time
  • Prevents system crashes and BSODs
  • Compatible with Windows 8 / 7 / Vista and XP (both 32 and 64 bit)

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RegClean Pro

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Advanced System Optimizer 3


Advanced System Optimizer

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  • A multi-functional system performance & optimization suite.
  • Protect, update and optimize your PC in single-click.
  • Effective features with exquisite interface
  • Trusted by millions.
  • Compatible with Windows 8 / 7 / Vista and XP (both 32 and 64 bit)

This is an excellent software package, which automatically performs the following tasks:

  • Clears junk files
  • Defrags the hard drive
  • Checks and removes any spyware or malware traces
  • Checks for internet and privacy traces
  • Deals with registry issues
  • Optimises registry
  • Automatically checks for missing and outdated software drivers

I was particularly impressed with the check for missing and outdated software drivers.  It not only scans and identifies the drivers that need to be updated, it automatically installs them as well.

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Advanced System Optimizer

Advanced System Optimizer

Lesson learnt – set image size on your camera before taking photos

I was recently asked to take some photos of various coloured foils to be used as a product on a web site.  The final image size should be 600×600.

I usually have my camera set to 1600×1200, to give a reasonably high resolution. However, when the image was reduced to 600×600, too much detail was lost.

Here is the original (1600×1200)


The following image was set to 600×600 and very few of the foil colours were included, so it couldn’t be used


I then decided to reduce the image size and set the camera to 1024×768 IMG_8748

The following 600×600 image included more detail and the image quality still looked good.   IMG_8748_600

The final example for my test was to set the camera to 640×480: IMG_8749

The lesson learnt was to set the image size on the camera in order to obtain as much detail as possible.  The other thing to consider, knowing that the ultimate image should be square is to arrange the items to be photographed with a blank area on either side and then resizing and cropping shouldn’t be an issue.

This final image is 600×600 with a blank area at the top and bottom, but the objective was achieved and included as much detail as possible, so it’s wise to consider setting the camera correctly before embarking on such a project!IMG_8749_600


Here is a link to the site where these foil pics are used:


Which lamp do I need for my projector?

At RCS we stock a wide range of projector bulbs/lamps and most of them are always in stock.  If you need a specific photographic lamp for your projector, but you are unsure which one you need, please feel free to leave a reply to this post, including the projector’s make and model number, together with its voltage and wattage.

The voltage and wattage information is usually printed or engraved on a plate near to where the power cable goes into the projector.  It might even mention a product code, so any information would make it easier for us to help you.

We will then look the information up and post a reply recommending the lamp that you need.  If it is stocked by us, we will include a link for you to place an order.  Otherwise we could obtain it from our supplier and then make it available for you to order on our web site

Of course, if you have the old lamp, please note all the information printed on it and let us have this information.  We will then be able to quote or offer an equivalent that would be compatible with your projector.

Click here to view Projector Lamps