Olivia Speranza looks at the specs of the new “affordable” Rokinon Cine style lenses that come with geared focus ring, longer focus throws, smooth iris operation and T-Stop markings.
Lenses get dusty and dirty – here’s how to clean them for spec free photography.
Cleaning your photographic equipment is essential, especially when it comes to lenses. In this photography tutorial we’ll show you in just four simple steps how to clean a camera lens so you can enjoy blemish-free photos.
A lens is the one piece of gear that can cost you more than your camera, so it’s worth keeping it well-maintained so that it continues to create fine images for a lifetime. Learning how to clean a camera lens properly will ensure that you get the best optical quality, and help to avoid spots and smears on your images.
You’ll need a blower brush, a microfibre cloth and some lens-cleaning fluid, all of which you can buy from camera shops. While the exposed glass elements are the most important parts of the lens when it comes to optical quality,?it’s also worth giving the casing a good clean.
Some lenses are weather-sealed, but avoid using your cloth dampened with water. If there’s dirt that’s hard to remove, be careful if you’re using liquid-based cleaners, as the electronics inside your lens are extremely sensitive.
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Don’t worry – you won’t have to do any math… In this tutorial James Whiffen explains what premultiplication is, when you need to premultiply and unpremultiply, and how we can use this knowledge to solve matte processing issues.
Pilar Alessandra breaks down some basic techniques for short pitch situations and longer pitch sessions.
Don’t get caught out in the rain – here’s how to craft an Umbrella holder for your tripod for those times you have to (or want to) shoot out in adverse weather conditions.
Shooting landscapes is rewarding at any time of the year and it’s no secret that the best images are often shot in adverse weather conditions. They help to add drama to a scene as the clouds, light and powerful skies work together to create maximum impact. However, getting yourself and your gear wet during a freak downpour isn’t so appealing. Holding an umbrella is a pain and a waterproof camera cover isn’t going to stop your lens getting wet. The solution? A hands-free brolly holder. In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post we show you how to stay dry in the rain with a simple umbrella holder to mount on your tripod. Here’s how to do it…
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We’re putting the finishing touches on our new site design but one of the bugs we’re having is… Internet Explorer compatibility. Now even the Germans are on our side against the browser that makes sites do weird things and can even potentially make you vulnerable to hacker attacks.
(Reuters) – The German government urged the public on Tuesday to temporarily stop using Microsoft Corp’s Internet Explorer following discovery of a yet-to-be repaired bug in the Web browser that the software maker said makes PCs vulnerable hacker attacks.
Microsoft said on Monday that attackers can exploit the bug in its Internet Explorer, used on hundreds of millions of computers, to infect the PC of somebody who visits a malicious website and then take control of the victim’s computer.
The German government’s Federal Office for Information Security, or BSI, said it was aware of targeted attacks and that all that was needed was to lure Web surfers to a website where hackers had planted malicious software that exploited the bug.
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This is an ingenious idea for a very smooth DIY slider using a couple aluminum L brackets and some roller-blade wheels.
Love a video so much that you could just marry it – why not send it a dowry. Vimeo’s new “in kind” option allows users to send a tip to the creators of the video (and we’re not talking “wear sunscreen” kind of tips). Also in the works is a pay-per-view option which could change the way video creators make money on the net.
Hat Tip: NoFilmSchool
Learn how to use Trapcode Particular in After Effects to turn a cute, adorable puppy into an awesome superhero using the magic of VFX. Watch as the 5 Minute FX Guy shows how to create animation by setting points and scaling size, how to create new compositions, how to add ripple effects, how to combine compositions, how to rotate XY&Z axises, how to activate beam effects, how to create text effects, and how to use wipe tools in your videos