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Archive for the ‘DSLR’ Category

postheadericon How-To: DSLR Pinhole Photography

We’ve featured our fair share of pinhole photography projects here at MAKE, and it’s no wonder. As complicated as cameras have become, it seems amazing that photos can be taken with something as simple as a tiny hole in a shoe box. But if you still yearn for all the creature comforts that a modern-day DSLR affords and you want to experiment with pinhole photography, you’re not out of luck. This quick hack turns your DSLR into a rather advanced pinhole camera.

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You’ll need to use a spare camera body cap, which is normally meant for protecting the camera from foreign matter entering through the lens port when there’s no lens attached. If you always keep a lens on your SLR, you can use the body cap that came with your camera. But if you store your camera without a lens, you’ll probably want to pick up a spare. Luckily, they’re quite cheap. Simply cut a hole in the center of the body cap and tape a small piece of needle-pricked aluminum foil. The larger the hole is, the more light will hit your camera’s sensor. The tradeoff is that the picture will be more blurry.

Pinhole Photo
What’s great about DSLR pinhole photography is that you can combine it more easily with other photography techniques such as HDR or timelapse for an interesting effect. And if your DSLR supports video, you can even shoot pinhole video. If you shoot any cool photos with your pinhole DSLR, share them with the rest of us! Post them to the MAKE Flickr pool.

postheadericon Sony’s see-through Alpha DSLR gets the hands-on treatment, probably won’t get a launch date

We’ve been teasing you with images of this see-through beauty since Sony announced plans to bring its translucent mirror to the A77. Unfortunately, we’ve still yet to get our dirty paws on its hard shell, but we’re happy to live vicariously through Pocket-lint’s hands-on of Sony’s clear-bodied Alpha camera. According to its post, the concept DSLR is based on a heretofore unidentified mid-range camera that touts an Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and “fast continuous autofocus.” The camera is slated for a late 2011 release, but chances are it won’t come with that sweet transparent body. So soak it up while you can, because this could be the last you see of the crystalline casing — hit the source link for even more eye candy.

Sony’s see-through Alpha DSLR gets the hands-on treatment, probably won’t get a launch date originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 08 Mar 2011 03:49:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Okii USB Follow Focus knob makes remote-focusing your Canon DSLR easy (video)

Okii USB Follow Focus knob makes remote-focusing your Canon DSLR easy (video)

Touching your camera to re-focus its lens while filming your next budget masterpiece isn’t necessarily a good idea, and lugging a laptop around to handle the task remotely isn’t exactly practical for today’s modern gorilla filmmaker. The $400 USB Follow Focus looks to be a much more simple solution. It’s quite simply a knob in an aluminum enclosure that connects over mini-USB. Plug it in and welcome to your next Oscar — or Emmy, anyway. There are a suite of buttons that can be used to define focal presets and it has compatibility with most Canon HD DSLR shooters. The results? Check the two videos after the break and see for yourself.

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Okii USB Follow Focus knob makes remote-focusing your Canon DSLR easy (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 11 Feb 2011 11:05:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Okii USB Follow Focus knob makes remote-focusing your Canon DSLR easy (video)

Okii USB Follow Focus knob makes remote-focusing your Canon DSLR easy (video)

Touching your camera to re-focus its lens while filming your next budget masterpiece isn’t necessarily a good idea, and lugging a laptop around to handle the task remotely isn’t exactly practical for today’s modern gorilla filmmaker. The $400 USB Follow Focus looks to be a much more simple solution. It’s quite simply a knob in an aluminum enclosure that connects over mini-USB. Plug it in and welcome to your next Oscar — or Emmy, anyway. There are a suite of buttons that can be used to define focal presets and it has compatibility with most Canon HD DSLR shooters. The results? Check the two videos after the break and see for yourself.

Continue reading Okii USB Follow Focus knob makes remote-focusing your Canon DSLR easy (video)

Okii USB Follow Focus knob makes remote-focusing your Canon DSLR easy (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 11 Feb 2011 11:05:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Okii USB Follow Focus knob makes remote-focusing your Canon DSLR easy (video)

Okii USB Follow Focus knob makes remote-focusing your Canon DSLR easy (video)

Touching your camera to re-focus its lens while filming your next budget masterpiece isn’t necessarily a good idea, and lugging a laptop around to handle the task remotely isn’t exactly practical for today’s modern gorilla filmmaker. The $400 USB Follow Focus looks to be a much more simple solution. It’s quite simply a knob in an aluminum enclosure that connects over mini-USB. Plug it in and welcome to your next Oscar — or Emmy, anyway. There are a suite of buttons that can be used to define focal presets and it has compatibility with most Canon HD DSLR shooters. The results? Check the two videos after the break and see for yourself.

Continue reading Okii USB Follow Focus knob makes remote-focusing your Canon DSLR easy (video)

Okii USB Follow Focus knob makes remote-focusing your Canon DSLR easy (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 11 Feb 2011 11:05:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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