Can a lens’ performance improve if you just change it’s cosmetic appearance? Perhaps not, but it sure can look more impressive. Check out how you can change your standard 18-55mm Canon lens into an L-series fashion copy. Also a new short film shot on the Nikon D800 and more after the break.
PetaPixel Non “L” to “L” Lens Tutorial
It is amazing what you can achieve with some masking tape and red paint. PetaPixel posted a short tutorial on how with these simple stationary items you can convert your Canon 18-55mm into an L-series look alike. Check it out here.
Nikon D800 Short Film
Nikon posted a new short film entitled “Through the Lens” (shot on the D800) to their Youtube channel. In the description they say they say that this film is:
shot by Andrzej Sekula, who is famous as the cinematographer for movie classics such as Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, using the D800′s movie-shooting function, D-Movie
Even if you are not a Nikon fan, the film a is beautiful illustration of why our sight is so precious.
Inside the Lytro Camera
The website Wireless Goodness have posted a tear down (where they take gadgets apart to see what is inside) of the Lytro camera which we have spoken about briefly before. If you want to see what is inside the camera causing one of the biggest stirs in years then click here.
Pictures of Sound Moving Paint
If you follow this link to PetaPixel, you will see some of the most amazing photographs of Paint dancing to the vibrations of sound from a speaker. It is incredible!
To end off, there is a very interesting article on the This Week In Photo site about Medium Format digital cameras following word that two big names in the industry (David Hobby of strobist.com and Zack Arias) are moving on up to medium format monsters. The article by Sohail Mandani is some great food for thought. Check it out here.