Category Archives: DSLR

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!

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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!

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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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DSLR Flash Hack – How to Make Xbee Controlled DSLR Flash!

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Xbee is an embedded wireless module that can easily be hacked to do many things including being used as a wireless DSLR flash.

This guy’s circuit is rather simple and if you’ve got some soldering skills, I don’t see why not you can make a DSLR flash on a budget rather than spend

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House Season Finale Shot with Canon 5D Mark II!

I guess House Season Finale was shot with a Canon 5D Mark II DSLR camera!  That’s amazing, see the interview where they are saying DSLRs are the future!  I will be watching House Season Finale, it’s gonna be interesting for sure.

@MVRamunno: What is the difference in how it looks on a TV screen compared to a regular camera?

Greg Yaitanes: richer. shallow focus pulls the actors faces to forground [sic]

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Lucasfilm Experimenting with DSLR cameras for Theater Movies!

Here’s some interesting news that the folks at Lucasfilm are experimenting with DSLR camera for theater movies. I for one have bought a Canon 7D couple months back and have to say it’s a great piece of camera that can shoot some really good 1080P HD footages.

Rick and Mike had

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“CLOAK” DSLR Camera Bag!

You know the feeling when you lug your HUGE DSLR camera around public to take pictures, people treat you like a professional photographer plus they will do things like move away from your DSLR’s camera angle when your whole purpose was to take a secret picture of those people in the first place.

Well, there’s a bag for that, it’s called “CLOAK” DSLR camera bag that lets you carry your DSLR and also take pictures without taking your camera out of the bag.

How cool it that?

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Quantum Cellphone Camera Image Sensors could Yield DSLR like Photos in year 2011!

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For those of you who have been limited by your cellphone’s camera capabilities, such as low-resolution and the inability to take great low-light shots, you might be happy to learn that a company called InVisage has just introduced their new line of camera image sensors, which could easily yield up to 12 mega-pixel cellphone cameras with the added ability to take better photos under low-light conditions.

“This is entirely different from the type of image sensors that we have right now,” says Tom Hausken, d

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Photography DIY – How to Make a Flash Bracket!

For those of you looking for better flash bracket solutions, you might want to try Brent’s DIY flash bracket, which according to him, helps your wireless sensor remains unobstructed:

The point of this bracket vs. directly mounting the flash the umbrella adapter? It’s simple – the optical wireless sensor remains unobstructed. For instance, when using my ProKit softbox, the wireless sensor on the Speedlite is blocked, so getting the pre-flash signal to it is a challenge. But with this bracket, the softbox goes on, and the sensor is lying back there free and clear,

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DSLR Hack – How to Build a Nintendo DS DSLR Camera Controller!

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I know that DSLR camera controllers can come in handy when it comes to shooting photos period but do you really want to spend hundreds of dollars on commercial camera controllers that come with presets that you cannot change?

There’s a hack for that, you can build yourself a Nintendo DS DSLR camera controller.  You will first have to start by making a DIY interface cable but once that’s done, you can take advantage of the fr

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