Category Archives: Digital Cameras

DSLR Hack – How to Make a DIY Lightning Detection Trigger!

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The other week I noticed a bunch of lightning happenin’ right here in San Francisco right by my window. Of course, I wanted to take some photos with my Canon 7D DSLR camera but the problem was how I would time it correctly to actually take the photo right when lightning strikes.

For those of you amateurs and pro photographers who want to take lightning well, you might want to learn how to build your own lightning detection trigger. This in my humble opinion would be the best way to take lightning photos without waiting it for it all your life.

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DSLR Hack – How to Make Your Own DIY DSLR Pinhole Lens!

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For those of you looking to make your own pinhole lens for your DSLR camera, here’s a video tutorial guide that shows you how. Pinhole lenses are the cheapest lenses you can make yourself since they are virtually nothing but a camera cover with a hole size of a pin.

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DSLR Hack – How to Make a DSLR Wireless Transmitter!

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No more do you need to spend thousands on DSLR wireless transmitters.

Why?

You can get a USB wireless kit with receiver and transmitter then connect the transmitter to your DSLR via

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DSLR Hack – How to Make a DIY DSLR Ring Flash with Fiber Optics!

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Here’s a great idea for a DIY DSLR ring flash, use fiber optics to transmit the flash light from your DSLR’s built-in flash to a ring.

This is the best method I have seen so far as it uses no external LEDs but just fiber optic cables to transmit light.

For flash purposes, this light source is of course a regular flash unit, and the other ends of the fiber optics cables are fitted in the circular outline of the ring flash, that is, where other DIY people have placed LEDs. Unlike LED constructions, however, this construction allows the camera to adjust its fl

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DSLR Hack – How to make a DIY Follow Focus!

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While researching some ways to make my own follow focus (basically a dial so you can easily change the focus with one hand without shaking your DSLR camera while taking HD videos), I found some great ways to save almost $1000 over retail versions.

First, you can easily make a DIY follow focus using one of the rubber/

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DSLR Hack – How to Shoot HDR with Canon EOS DSLR!

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For those of you interested in taking HDR photos with your Canon EOS DSLR camera (such as T2i, 7D, 5D, 1D), did you know there’s a software called Photomatix Pro that will allow you to do that?

Also you will need to take 3 photos (with different exposure levels) at high-speed continuous mode.

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How to Take Good Slow-Motion HD Videos with Canon 7D!

I am not all that expert on HD video editing but certainly I am no beginner no more so here’s some advice on how to take good slow-motion HD videos with your Canon 7D:

1. Use the 720P 60fps mode to take video that you want to slow down.

2. Use your favorite video editor to slow it down to 30fps.

When you try to do this with a 1080P 30fps video, you will get a lot of aberations when you slow it down but 60fps to 30fps looks very, very clear.

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Canon Speedlite 270EX DSLR Flash Review!

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For last whole year, I’ve been looking for a new flash for my Canon 7D DSLR camera, simply because I wasn’t satisfied with the built-in flash, which sucks balls since the flash is pointed at your subject and you lose the rest of the picture.

I really wanted to invest in a Ring Flash for DSLR cameras but that would mean spending another $1,000 and it didn’t make sens

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Advice Please for Filmmakers!

Well, I’ve been trying to make cool short films now, it’s been a year since I bought the Canon 7D and have been working on my video editing skills here and there.

I need some real advice to help my skills get better so if there’s any filmmakers out there, please critique me on what I did wrong and what I can do better, here’s my first short film, sorta:

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Sigma 10-20mm DSLR Len Review!

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Today, I just received the Sigma 10-20mm DSLR lens for my Canon 7D DSLR camera and I have to say this is one of the better investments I made.  I actually got it so I can take better photos and videos in the upcoming CES 2011 consumer electronics show i

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