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

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)

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

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

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

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*

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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DIY: modifying the Yongnuo RF603N wireless remote flash trigger

Next guest post by Otto Peter is on how to modify the Yongnuo RF603N wireless remote flash trigger (available on eBay) to fit non-Nikon flash trigger sources, like light meters, or any camera with a PC socket The Yongnuo RF603N is a nice, cheap wireless remote flash trigger for Nikon cameras. It does well what it is designed for, […]

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