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High magnification macro photography

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This article on high magnification macro photography is written by Junaed Rahman (website | flickr): Quite sometime ago I wrote an article on macro photography, which explained how to modify a regular short zoom lens for macro photography. This time I’ll explain how do I achieve high magnification. For most of my close-up work I use AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D lens. To […]

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DIY: “shaving” a Nikon teleconverter to work with old Nikkor lenses

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Ken DePue wrote a detailed step by step instructions on how to “shave” a Nikon teleconverter and make it work with a wider range of F-mount lenses: For those who shoot with Nikon, you may have noticed that their current lineup of teleconverters only work with certain lenses. This is due to the fact that the […]

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DIY selective focus lens (freelensing)

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Here is an idea on what do to with an old/broken/unused lens: you can turn it into a selective focus lens (similar to Lensbaby). The included videos below came from Sam Hurd, the included images are by Francesco Spighi – visit his website for more information and sample images. Here are the step by step instructions:

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Creating miniature landscapes

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In this post Mark White (Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter) describes his unique miniature landscapes So often, the photography industry is full of secrets – everyone feels the need to come across as a master of the technique. As I write this article, I am proud to say that when I began this venture, I had no idea what I was doing! I […]

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DIY: printable Nikon bounce card flash diffuser

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A reader (thanks Joël Coster) sent me this printable bounce card type flash diffuser template to use with Nikon flashes. Just download the included below PNG files, cut, fold, attach with a rubber band or tape and you are done:

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DIY Nikon 1 J1 rig used to record 3D video

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A reader from Russia sent me few pictures of his home made 3D rig which consists of two Nikon 1 J1 cameras. This is the video shot with that setup (need 3D glasses for full effect):

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DIY: Nikon Nikkormat with Sony NEX-5N digital guts *UPDATED*

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Since Nikon seems to have given up on the digital retro camera look (think digital Nikon F with APS-C sensor, EVF and F mount), Brendan Taylor took up on the task and is currently working on fitting the digital guts of a Sony NEX-5N camera inside an old Nikon Nikkormat. You can find many pictures of […]

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