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Member Since 01 Oct 2013
Offline Last Active Jun 04 2014 10:00 AM

A good lens for photographing old photographs

08 December 2013 - 10:23 AM

I do lots of restorations and sometimes im not able to scan the image. I was thinking of a macro but those might get to much detail from the paper that will need to be toned down. Hoping to hear about which lenses people have tried for it and the quality of results they are getting.  Any flashes? I have used my nikkor 18-200mm and thought the images came out well but they still did not have enough contrast and detail capture as i would have liked.

2.9m adobe accounts hacked

03 October 2013 - 04:51 PM

dont know if this is the right forum section but, lots of sites running the story now. 2.9m compromised, possibly including credit/debit card info.




D.I.Y. Lightsphere

02 October 2013 - 05:03 PM

I found another use for the slip cover from a computer chair's wheelbase. Used in conjuction with an instant cappuccino container. Being this was my first attempt to make these, I have already improved my method for the next construction.


I started with a 3 piece slip cover and 1 cappuccino container.


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I scored the end and removed a section that will impede the light.


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Checked the fit.


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Determined there was to much length for the device.


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Determined how much extra room was able to be removed.


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Used a torch and metal blade to cut through the plastic for length reduction. Can use one or two ring layers less.


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Finished assembly with some duct tape. Made a second one from the remnants. I prefer the first. the bottle has is a bit less translucent and more white.


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A couple of sample shots. Non adjusted Jpeg.


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D.I.Y. Snoot

02 October 2013 - 04:42 PM

A homemade snoot was an easy find. I used the plastic hydraulic piston covers from a computer chair I was disposing of. Just unfastened the clip located at the wheel base and the piston was easily removed. They slide together tight and fit the flash well. The light port is able to be used directionally. Some similar slip covers from another chair i found were not formed as well. it would require tape or glue to hold them together so they were slated for another project..


Here are three shots I made today with the new snoot along with an image of it on flash.


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Who doesn't love wildlife?

01 October 2013 - 10:55 AM

Some of the wildlife shots I have captured in the last few months.