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Modify A Cheap Camera to take C-Mount Lenses

Modify A Cheap Camera to take C-Mount Lenses

I stumbled on this interesting project on YouTube. The modification is done to a $35 4K camera you can find on eBay. To that he adds a c-mount. Then this camera can take any c-mount lenses. There are scores of great inexpensive c-mount lenses out on eBay and...

Cleaning The Camera Sensor

Cleaning The Camera Sensor

Talk to ten professionals and you may get ten different answers on the question of cleaning the camera sensor. But most agree that you want to err on the side of inaction. Cleaning the camera sensor too often or too aggressively is a very bad idea. When Should You...

Eclipse Burned These Cameras

Eclipse Burned These Cameras

(Photos courtesy of LensRentals.com) The Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017 destroyed a few rental cameras as LensRentals.com discovered. The Tennessee-based camera rental shop reported that not all their customers heeded the warnings to use solar filters on cameras...

The Sweet Spot of a Lens

The Sweet Spot of a Lens

To understand the sweet spot of a lens, we need to look into the math of f stops. Don't worry. It's not that bad and once you get the basic idea, you will be able to apply this knowledge in many situations. F stop is the measure of how much light can pass through a...

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

April 25 - 27 every year is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. Pinhole photography is photography without a lens. Instead of a lens, there's a tiny hole in the camera box. Light enters the camera through the hole just like it would through a lens. The light forms an...

Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens From Tamron

Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens From Tamron

150-600mm for full-frame and APS-C format DSLRs The 4x "ultra" telephoto zoom has a focal length range of 150mm - 600mm. . When mounted on an APS-C camera, the focal length range effectively increases to 233-930mm. That's ideal for filming wildlife and sports, but I...