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Build Your Own Lenses Nikon, Canon, Leica, Pentax, Sigma, Tokina, and a host of other lens makers are all striving to bring you the sharpest lenses with all optical aberrations reduced to the minimum. That’s too bad! Because with lenses, as with life, sometimes it’s the imperfections that make things interesting. The image on the left was shot with the imperfect optics of a homemade lens. There are two components necessary for a homemade camera lens suitable for use on a SLR or DSLR: the optics (to focus the light) and the mechanics (to hold the optics in place and hopefully provide a method of adjusting the focus and aperture). The Optics Any lens that focuses light (a double convex, plano convex, or positive meniscus) can theoretically be used as a camera lens. Notice that I used the word theoretically above. So unless you already know the focal length of your lens, you should measure it. Starting Simple Let’s look at some examples, including different ways to address the mechanics. Adjustable Focus Results

The Luminous Landscape - (Private Browsing) Celebrating Our 15th Year Kilt Rock - Mealt Falls, November 2014 - Isle Of Skye, Scotland Fuji X-T1, 55-200mm at 74mm, f/8, 7.4 sec ISO 800, Lee Big Stopper by Kevin Raber There are Currently 184 Photographers Visiting The Luminous Landscape The contents of this site were last updated on 30 November, 2014 Michael's Phlog was just updated on October 21 lu-mi-nous (lue'muh nuhs) adj. 1. radiating or reflecting light; shining; bright. 2. clear; readily intelligible Welcome to The Luminous Landscape, the web’s most comprehensive site devoted to the art and technique of photography. The Publisher of this site is Kevin Raber cadre Well Rounded Sound

Fujifilm X100 Test Report Exceptional But Frustrating The Fujifilm Finepix X100, to give it its full name, has been one of the most eagerly awaited new cameras of the first half of 2011. Announced at Photokina in September, by the time the X100 started shipping in Europe and the Far East early in March an almost cult-like following had developed. The tragic Japan earthquake and its aftermath halted production before many cameras had been produced, and as a consequence the few units that had been delivered by the end of March – mostly in Asia – started selling on eBay for as much as double their $1,200 list price. In early April a small initial North American shipment that had left Japan before the earthquake began to fill dealer back-orders. Ladder and Wall. Fujifilm X100 @ ISO 200 What's The Fuss About? To properly appreciate where the X100 fits into the current camera spectrum requires that one not make too many undue comparisons. What the X100 is, is a camera with no precedents and many antecedents. The Lens JPGs

Welcome to ReidReviews - (Private Browsing) cadre2 The BoomCase© by Mr. Simo | Vintage Suitcase BoomBoxes WVIL - Wireless Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens Congratulations, you’ve found the WVIL website. As you’ve most likely figured out, the WVIL camera is not a real product, but a Concept Camera envisioned by Artefact's award-winning design team. It answers the question: “what’s next for camera design?” The WVIL represents Artefact's passion for creativity and strategic vision in the camera space. Learn more about Artefact’s take on the history of photography as well as where it’s going in the future. The patent-pending WVIL system takes the connectivity and application platform capabilities of today's smart phones and wirelessly connects them with interchangeable full SLR-quality optics. Aluminum and magnesium alloyDocked display and frame unit Display unit: 127 x 69 x 7.5mmFrame unit: 164.5 x 76.5 x 28.2 mm Compatibility to Nikon F mount, Canon EF mount, Micro Four Thirds and Leica M mount via adapter. 802.11nGPSBluetooth 2.0WirelessHD

Tenba Shootout: Small Backpack - (Private Browsing) Tenba Shootout: Small Backpack Capacity: 2 SLRs 5-7 lenses (up to 70-200mm f2.8) & flash plus virtually any size tripod. Backpacks are the outdoor shooter’s mainstay. Shootout backpacks are available in multiple sizes to accommodate camera/lens/ laptop setups ranging from basic to brutal plus all the accessories. All styles except Daypack feature our exclusive MSTC™ tripod carrying system. The Small size is designed to carry a very well rounded camera system and tripod plus a laptop up to 13 inches. Water-repellent dobby/diamond ripstop nylon shell – an optimum combination of light weight and durability Shooutout YKK weather-sealled zippers Special YKK weather-sealed zippers keep the elements out Shooutout compression sstraps Compression straps prevent the load from shifting and help keep the center of gravity as close to the body as possible Shooutout padded side pods Jumbo padded side pods can be used as separate accessory pockets or pass-through hatches for instant interior access Weight: