Category Archives: Digital Cameras

Joby Gorillapod Focus – A Must Have DSLR Tri-pod for Photographers!

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I remember talking to Joby’s marketing director couple months back about their upcoming Joby Gorillapod Focus back at Swagapalooza blogger event, which can support heavy-duty camcorders and DSLRs.  This is definitely a must-have DSLR tri-pod for all of you with DSLRs as you will be able to do much more with a flexible Gorillapod tri-pod.

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Canon DSLR Hack – How to Make an Atari DSLR Remote Shutter Controller!

Check this out, someone hacked an Atari game controller into a remote shutter controller for their Canon EOS DSLR camera.  It seems like it’s actually an easy hack, involving soldering of the wires. (see diagram)

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DSLR Hack – How to Convert a Nerf Tripod into a DSLR Tripod!

Easy Nerf Camera Tripod

For those of you who just came out of the “nerf-is-too-cool” stages, you might want to seriously consider spending time converting your ol’ nerf tripod into a functional DSLR tripod.   The only worry here is if the nerf tripod is rugged enough to handle the weight of a DSLR camera but looks pretty sturdy too me, don’t you think so?  (Also see more DSLR Hacks on Zedomax.com)

So, If you’re an aspiring teen, a photographer on a budget, someone who wants to take great photos for their instruct

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DSLR Hack – How to Make a Shoulder Rig for your DSLR Camera!

As an avid DSLR fan (as of 6 months ago when I bought my Canon 7D), here’s a totally awesome DIY SLR should rig you can make that also comes with a soft-focus control. I have seen a slew of DIY steadicams but one problem with steadicam is that you must carry it on your hands, making long videos painful on your joints.

I have seen every professional cameramen using ca

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DIY Canon 7D DSLR Helicopter, WHAT THE …

Yup, these guys are kinda serious, they strapped a whole Canon 7D DSLR camera onto a helicopter so they can take some awesome photos and HD videos. (See Helivideo)

I am a fan of Canon 7D myself as I bought one couple months back (don’t forget to read my Canon 7D Essentials Review

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DSLR Hack – How to Take Photos with Your Left Hand!

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I guess there are many times when we might want to take photos on our DSLR camera with the left hand.  Of course, there’s isn’t really a way to do that other than turning your DSLR camera upside-down.  Even then, it’s going to be rather slippery as heck but here’s a clever metallic piece that can be screwed onto the DSLR’s existing tripod hole.

This little device can help you.

You need: an Aluminium strip of 100 x 25 x 2 mm. Bend it at approximatey 30 mm form the end. Make a fairly large bend as your thumb has to fit in. Drill a 6 mm hol

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DSLR Hack – How to Make DSLR Camera Ring Flash!

LED ring light on Lens

You know, DSLR camera ring flashes don’t have to be so expensive, they just mark-up a lot of money for something that can be made a lot cheaper.  For those of you who have some soldering skills, you can try making your own DSLR camera ring flash by following directions here. (or refer to it)

Basically, get some kind of ring shape that can

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DSLR Hack – How to Take Photos of Tigers without Getting Killed!

You ever wonder how those professional photographers take close-up photos of tigers and lions without them getting eaten?  I don’t know but here’s a solution that might change everything about wildlife photography, a DSLR camera strapped onto a remote-controlled robot-like car.

Will and Matt Burrard-Lucas built BeetleCam to get a new perspective on African animals. BeetleBot is controlled remotely from a Range Rover about 50 yards away, and has gotten int

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DSLR Hack – How to Make a Fisheye Lens!

fisheye tin cam: final build

You know commercial DSLR fisheye lenses are very expensive, why not make your own with a regular peephole for a door plus some foam and Canon EOS T-mount?

I took the body cap off my camera, and held the two lenses in front of the body. Looking through the viewfinder and experimenting with the lens positions, I was able to come up with an estimate for how fa

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DSLR Hack – How to Make a DSLR Chest Support!

Supporting a dSLR camera on your chest.

Although this might not look too fashionable to carry around, you can make a DSLR chest support with several PVC piping pieces for more stable photo/video taking with just one hand.  Of course, this will also stabilize your two-handed shots, certainly a good DIY for those with unsteady hands.

This device can help people with a weak arm or hand, but it can be helpful to people with Parkinson to stabilise the camera.

via instructables

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