Category Archives: DSLR

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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DSLR Lens on Sale for $28,999 for Black Friday!

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For those of you who own a Canon EOS DSLR camera (like myself), you might want to seriously sell your kids or your car and get the Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 APO EX DG Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens that’s on sale at $28,999 for Black Friday. That’s $9,001 OFF its regular price of 38,000 benjamins!

There’s only one left so you better act quick if you want to get this on a deal.

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Flash DIY – How to Make DIY Ring Flash for DSLR!

16 Cool-white LEDs installed.

I’ve always wanted to make my own Ring Flash for my DSLR because the retail versions are just outrageously expensive.  Well, for those of you who want to tackle the problem, take a look at this guy’s ring flash project with custom-machined ring.

You can also pick up a cheap Ring Flash at Amazon here.

via hackaday,

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Wedding DIY – How to Make a DIY Portable Wedding Photo Booth!

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I remember going to my friend’s wedding and having a lot of fun at their wedding photo booth.  I know it must cost them a ton to get that setup with their wedding photographers.

Well, if you own a DSLR camera like I do, you probably can do it all yourself with DSLR Remote Pro, which allows you to make simple customized screens for your guests.

via instructables

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DSLR Hack – How to Make a 3D Stereoscope Photo/Video DSLR!

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Here’s a great idea for converting your DSLR camera into a 3D stereoscope photo/video DSLR.  This one is using a Canon 7D, which can shoot 1080P HD videos, I bet it’s an awfully cheap yet effective hack to bring your DSLR up to 3D world.

The 3-D photos would be easy to reproduce on any color printer as long as you have Photoshop or any software to size the prints at about 6 or 7 inches wide. When you shoot video (ideally 16 x 9 HD) with this device, you should be able to open the video file on your computer or iPad, size the image width to about six or seven inch

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