Stacking up an DSLR against the iPhone

DSLR camera equipment

When to choose your weighty (and expensive DSLR camera over the convenience of your iPhone for a shot.

When you need to take a photograph, you’re most likely going to grab your smartphone, right? I mean, it is right there in your pocket, easily accessible, can be operated with one hand, and you don’t need to know the first thing about exposure settings to still get a good shot. I’ll admit, I take a ton of photos with my iPhone and Android devices (ask me some time if you are curious which has the best camera…) Continue…

3D Printable Tilt-Shift Adapter for Camera

creating a lens extension for your camera with a 3D printerTilt-shift lenses are used to create a miniature effect or a very shallow depth of field in an image. This has long been a DIY project, mostly because professional tilt-shift lens and adaptors are generally expensive. A hobbyist named Joe Murphy has made a limited function adapter by creating one that is 3D printable.

Murphy sought to create a simple, cheap, light, and durable adapter to fit a micro 4/3 Panasonic GF1 to Nikon e-series mount. He has uploaded design files and if you have access to appropriate software, you can download, edit, and rework the adapter design. Joe advises for the best results, a micro 4/3 camera with a standard 35mm lens should be used.

Also, you’ll get the best results using a lens that is design for a larger format camera then you currently have. For example, a micro 4/3 camera with a 35mm type lens or Canon Rebel body with a medium format lens is a suitable configuration. With additional expertise in photography and familiarity with the design software, a host of designs are possible to create 3D printable adapters. More detail is in the video and links below: Continue…