by, posted Oct 26, 2011 at 7:58PM
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by, posted Feb 8, 2010 at 8:12PM
We look at a lot of photographs, and every so often we see some work that is just simply amazing. Roy Lockwood’s photographs of competition Paintball for the New England Paintball League is all that and have earned him the first feature for new Shoot Profile series.
Tags: Casio, Shoot Profile, Roy Lockwood, Paintball, Olympus
by, posted Feb 5, 2010 at 3:06PM
This all started with my Nikon D5000 and the BarbieCam.
I was putting together a toy camera lens fitted body cap for my Creative Digital class at Northeastern, and, naturally, had to shoot in M mode since there was no lens. No lens, no aperture, no meter. Blame it all on the BarbieCam.
I’ve been working on some “HDSLR” videos, too. Now, one of the things I really love about HDSLR video is the shallow depth of field that you get with a 35mm-sized sensor. But, I have the D5000, with an APS sensor, so, I’m wondering, will I get shallow depth of field with that… Now, the only new lens I have for that camera is a really not-so-good (OK, sincerely trashy) Tamron zoom. At anywhere near full zoom, you get f5.6. Not so good on a small sensor if you’re looking for shallow focus.
All of which lead me to grabbing my old Nikkor 50mm f1.4, shooting on M, and taking a couple of shots at full-open. Here’s what those looked like- the full shot, and the
Tags: Stone-Axe Photography, Shooting on M, uncoupled lenses
by, posted Jan 27, 2010 at 5:52PM
I’ve played around with digital “enabling” of toy cameras for a while now, from my first Digital Holga to the pinhole digital, and even the “barbieCam”- a modified body cap using a plastic lens from an old Barbie Movie Projector. Sorry. I haven’t yet found any image of such a thing on Google. It’s fun stuff, especially if you’re a Holga, toy camera fan and love them blurry photos.
A buddy of mine found this little Bakelite camera in the cellar of a friend’s house, while helping him clean out. This is a Univex Model A camera from Universal Camera Corporation, a camera that sold in the 1930’s for around 39¢, with a “00” film roll that sported what looks like a full 35mm frame.
The lens is easily removable and can be replaced without damaging it, a plus for such a sweet vintage camera… so here’s a how-to on using a body cap with your DSLR to try out some of this special “glass”… well, uh, lenses.
Glass only comes into the equation some of the time…
by, posted Jan 9, 2010 at 3:33PM
Well, I'm just a little underwhelmed by CES. Although I would have liked to see Lady Gaga (she doesn't return my calls anymore... ) there's been just little or no real earth-shattering news coming out for the pro photographer. Here's the new improved workhorse of a lens from Canon, though, the2nd gen. EF 70-200MM f/2.8L IS II USM. How could I not have Lens Envy?
Here's thepress release from Canon
, and here's the down and dirty:
Tags: Canon, CES, lenses
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