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DIY selective focus lens (freelensing)

DIY-selective-focus-Nikkor-lens

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

Bounce-Card-Flash-Diffuser-for-Nikon

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

Nikon 1 J1 3D rig (3)

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*

Nikon Nikkormat with Sony NEX-5N digital guts

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

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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