Photographer Edouard Janssens recently sent a weather balloon equipped with a Sony NEX-5 and a GoPro HD to the edges of space. While this isn’t exactly a novel idea, the GoPro camera managed to capture footage of a jet airliner whizzing by at roughly the same altitude!
The photographs he managed to capture are pretty amazing as well.
Blackness 2 [Project Stratos-Sphere]
This DIY viewfinder was created using LEGO bricks and components from a disposable camera and CD-ROM drive. It adds an optical viewfinder to the Sony NEX-5’s electronic one, providing a view equivalent to a 24mm or 28mm lens, and mounts neatly to the camera via the hot shoe.
Sony sells optical viewfinder attachments as well, but they set you back a whopping $199, or the price of a smaller compact camera. Plus, they don’t have nearly as much character as this LEGO version!
DIY a LEGO viewfinder for Sony NEX (via Engadget)
Image credits: Photographs by Jeffrey Chao and used with permission