A Treasure By Chance …

It was the gleam in my eye when I looked to the right ... ... yep, click-bait - made you look. Except, it happened in Wal Mart. Walking down those aisles in electronics looking for all the things Target stopped selling, a small grey box caught my eye. No, it wasn't the digital download box set of the current Dune movies (that's going to have to hit the dollar store before I buy it) ... it was one of those miracles that happens because you have employees that don't ever check the back of a storage cabinet where you keep…

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Slide or Color Reversal Film Capture – Part 1

it doesn't look pretty - but it works  This is one of the setups I use to capture color reversal shots (slide film). It looks very make-shift, but works - and when tweaked with the correct exposure on the camera and a good balanced image on the slide, it does produce the same quality image that you would acquire from a $10k plus scanner. On the other side, when you don't have that perfect exposure, or the shot isn't balanced and the shadows don't capture correctly, or the highlights blow out and vignette - you can acquire some very nice…

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The Relevancy Of A Camera In Modern Times

$13 .... why even bother ?!?!?!?   ... and that's what many people would say. The camera pictured about was released in 1987, the year I graduated. Yep, it's old. It's slow to auto-focus. It only has a one-point TTL phase-detection for that slow auto-focus. It DOES take a variety of Nikon F-Mount lenses, but doesn't get anything out of the current features of the modern lenses because it's computer (if you want to call it that), can't understand them. The shutter range is only 1 sec to 1/2000 sec with bulb (in other word you have to time a…

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The New Analog: Digicams Are Back On The Street!

Mom .... where's my old pocket cam??? Mom: "You mean the one you said we could throw out because you have the $20,000 Funu 10k Hologram capable camera with volumetric 4d stabilization? .... Your dad uses is to post Instagram pics of his pet shrimp." "I need it back ..... nobody is using expensive cameras for street photography anymore - Dad can use my Funu 10k Hologram cam for his shrimp pictures." Mom: "You want to use a $70 camera for you photography projects?!? But ...." .... yup. It Happened. No ... analog is not gone. Ektachrome is back, but…

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