Posts Tagged ‘custom’

A Durable DIY Remote Shutter Release Inspired by Mechanical Keyboards

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British photographer and graphic designer Jake Howe recently began using a mechanical keyboard, and soon afterward he began wondering whether the same sturdy design could be used for a remote shutter release for his camera.

After some tinkering, Howe ended up making a sturdy and functional remote that features a one-of-a-kind design and a super sturdy build.
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How I Built a Huge Gigapixel Panoramic Robot

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Today I want to share how I created a few huge, Gigapixel photos, using a DIY panoramic head. Actually, it is not a panoramic head, because it not only goes right and left, but also up and down. Read more…

Ridiculously Thin Hand-Made Lens Leaves Pancakes Behind, Borders Crêpe Territory

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There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of the company that goes by the name MS Optical, and we won’t blame you. It’s a one-man operation, run by Mr. Sadayasu Miyazaki from Honcho, Japan. But you might want to take not of them now.

Specializing in unique lens designs, MS Optical focuses on creating small pancake lenses for the Leica M Mount. But MS Optical’s latest creation leaves the ‘pancake’ title in the dust… this thing should be called a crepe lens. Read more…

Night Sky Time-Lapse Captures Trippy Star Trails in 360 Degrees

We’ve seen both night sky and 360º time-lapses before, but we hadn’t ever run across an amalgamation of the two until earlier this week when we received an email from photographer Vincent Brady. Read more…

A Beautiful Two-Wheeled, 49CC… Security Camera?

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Japanese security firm Security System Co. (gotta give them credit for originality) recently got in touch with the incredibly talented designer Chicara Nagata — who creates high-end custom-made motorcycles — to see if he would build them a security camera… they left the details up to him.

So, naturally, he chose to do what he does best and built a motorcycle … or a security camera … or whatever you want to call this strange and strangely awesome hybrid. Read more…

The ‘Palette’ Customizable Control Interface Takes Your Post Workflow to the Next Level

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When engineers Calvin and Ashish got in touch with us to tell us about their upcoming Palette interface, we immediately got excited. That’s because a lot of people have thought up ways to speed up your post-processing workflow with everything from video game controllers to MIDI controllers, but none of them hold a candle to Palette’s potential. Read more…

Walter SD Card Holder: Store Your Digital Photos in This Miniature Leica M

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Custom gear maker Walter Pretorius of Walter Leica has come out with a new product for photographers who want a safe and fun way to carry additional memory cards. It’s the Walter SD Card Holder, a tiny Leica M look-alike that has memory card slots of its own.
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Nikon’s Taiwan Repair Center Can Fix Up Your Broken Lens… And Make it White

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Shoot with Nikon DSLR gear and want to give your lens a paint job? Instead of doing it yourself—which, by the way, can produce some neat results—you can send your lens over to the Nikon Repair Center in Taiwan. In addition to fixing up damaged lenses–sometimes by boiling the parts in water—the center can also give your lens a sleek, white paint job.
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Beautiful Camera Lens Ring Creations by Photographer Ben High

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Ben High of Marion, Iowa has two big passions: making jewelry and making photographs. When he’s not designing jewelry at Philip’s Diamond Shop, High loves tinkering with old cameras and shooting instant film photographs.

The two talents sometimes come together for some pretty fantastic results; a number of rings High has created are inspired by camera lenses.
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Ilford Imaging Taking Custom Orders for Ultra Large and Specialty Format Film

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Thanks to the prevalence of digital photography and the fact that camera stores seem to be closing left and right, it can be hard enough to find film in the first place these days. But if you shoot with ultra large or specialty format films, your job is even more difficult. Thankfully, Ilford is here to help.

Harman technologies Inc. — the folks behind the manufacture of Ilford film — are opening their annual window during which photographers can order as much custom-manufactured specialty film as their hearts desire. Read more…