hack

A DIY Way to Fix Loose Rubber Rings on Camera Lenses

After purchasing Takumar 55mm f/1.8 lens years ago, I started building my collection of vintage lenses, and because I don’t like spending a lot of money on them, I became a frequent visitor of thrift stores, flea markets, and online auction sites.

A DIY Solution for Tracking the Charge of Camera Batteries

Keeping batteries charged for your camera and accessories is the bane of the professional photographer. With the increasing popularity of battery-hungry mirrorless cameras like the Canon EOS R5 and R6, this has become all the more challenging and important, and that’s what drove me to create this simple hack to track which batteries are charged, and which ones need to go into the AC charger when I get home from a shoot.

This Guy Hacked an Old Polaroid to Print Instant Photos on Thermal Paper

Electrical engineering student Sam Zeloof recently created something really cool. Using his ample do-it-yourself skills and engineering knowledge, he retrofitted an old Polaroid camera with a Raspberri Pi and thermal printer, turning it into an instant digital camera that prints photos on receipt paper.

This Guy Turned His Game Boy Camera Into a Functional Webcam

A couple of days ago a user on r/Gameboy asked the community if there was any way to turn his Game Boy Camera into a functioning webcam so that (in his words) "I can be an a** to people I don't respect." Well, someone came through and showed that it is actually possible to do this.

Simple Hack ‘Proves’ Canon EOS R5 Overheating Limit is Artificial

After a DPReview forum user suggested that the controversial overheating and recovery time limits on the new Canon EOS R5 may not be based on temperature at all, several people have tried various "hacks" that seem to prove him right. Based on these tests there is an artificial timer built into the camera's firmware, which can be reset.

Removing the Memory Cards ‘Fixes’ EOS R5 Overheating Over HDMI

The plot thickens... in a pair of videos released this week, YouTuber and Twitch streamer Wayne from No Life Digital shows how simply removing the memory cards from the Canon EOS R5 basically "fixes" the camera's overhearing problems when shooting to an external recorder.

YouTuber Debunks Viral Photography ‘Hacks’ She Found Online

Professional photographer and YouTube Jessica Kobeissi recently decided to take on some of the viral "DIY photography hacks" that she's seen online, and see if they work as expected... or at all. As you might imagine, for the most part, the answer is "not really." But it makes fur a fun video actually investigating these hacks.