Posts Tagged ‘geek’

Of Course We Took One Apart: A Look Inside the Canon 16-35mm f/4 IS

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This is a geek article. Many of you don’t understand the term ‘geek’ properly, so perhaps this will help. As the graph below shows, if you aren’t both intelligent and obsessed with photo gear, you won’t enjoy this article. Read more…

Sensor Stack Thickness Part III: Summary

Single glass piece from the sensor stack of a Canon (left) and Micro 4/3 (right) camera. Image credit: Aaron Closz.

Single glass piece from the sensor stack of a Canon (left) and Micro 4/3 (right) camera. Image credit: Aaron Closz.

Well, I have to admit this has been a fun series. I’ve learned a whole lot. That’s what makes this so fun — I get some results I don’t understand, get some help figuring out what is going on, and before I know it, I’ve learned something that explains other things I haven’t been able to understand. Read more…

LensRentals Celebrates Independence Day with Some Gratuitous Lens Mutilation

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A couple of weeks ago I got an email asking if we would be willing to take some lenses, remove the electronics, fix the aperture wide-open, and permanently lock them at infinity focus. It seems the person who needed this done was having trouble finding a legitimate repair shop or service center that was willing to do it.

Well, illegitimate is our specialty, so I started negotiations about just how exorbitant a fee we would charge for this work. We quickly arrived at a fair price (no money, but we get to take pictures) and yesterday received brand new copies of the Canon 100mm f/2 and Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art to work on. If you’re the kind of person who slows down to view car wrecks or spent $200 on fireworks for the 4th of July holiday, you might like this. Read more…

Well, Actually…Maybe I Don’t Know How Your Camera Works

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“Can you help me with my camera?” I get that a lot, as I’m sure do most camera weenies whose geek credentials are a little too obvious.

And most of the time I’m happy to co-operate. Ideally, I get the warm, fuzzy feeling of knowing somebody is going to have legible images of a key moment in their lives. At worst, at least there’ll be one less uncontrolled on-board flash to blind me.
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How Photography Geeks See the World

There comes a point where your obsession with photography becomes a problem for those around you.

Car Problems by XKCD (via Gizmodo)

Nikon D5100 Gets Unofficial “Star Wars”-Themed Firmware Update

Nikon’s firmware got decrypted last month, and now an unofficial firmware for Nikon DSLRs has emerged. Rather than offer useful adjustments, the firmware is purely for geekiness: it gives Nikon D5100 DSLRs a Star Wars theme.
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Wear Your 35mm Negatives as a Necklace

Craftzine has a step-by-step tutorial teaching how to turn your unwanted 35mm film into an uber-geeky necklace. Not sure how comfortable wearing it would be, but if you’re the type that’s constantly looking for new levels of photo geekiness, this one’s for you.

How-To: Film Negative Necklace (via Laughing Squid)

Temporary Tattoos for Photo Geeks

Tina Roth Eisenberg, AKA swissmiss, has just launched an online temporary tattoo store called Tattly. Of the small selection currently offered, two of them are designed for photo geeks: Aperture and Instant Camera. You can pick up a pair of either tatt for $5 with free shipping in the US. Hopefully the prices will come down a bit if the store becomes popular.

Aperture & Instant Camera (via Laughing Squid)

How to Spot a Photo Geek on Facebook

Now here’s a person who really believes in the power of photography.

(via tokyo camera style)

35mm Cropper Lets You See the World Through the Rule of Thirds

Here’s a neat necklace for photo geeks — it’s a 35mm “cropper” that you can use to see what a scene would look like in a photograph. There’s even rule of thirds lines built into it. They’re handmade, crafted in Korea, and cost $49 over on Etsy. If you want an equally geeky tool without paying such a ridiculous price, you can punch the film out of a 35mm slide and use that.

mijonju Etsy Shop (via DIYPhotography.net)