Monday, March 21, 2011

old skool

I was talking to Sam through Skype the other day, and told me her classmates are already into DSLR. What the freak is wrong with these kids. A starter kit costs somewhere around $800 in PI! Explain to me how a high school kid can afford that, please.


Anyways, I was relieved after knowing she's not into it, and she'd rather have one of those instant Polaroid cams. I said "Sure, I'll buy you one, heck since those things are dirt cheap in Ebay, I'll even make it two".


And so I won in three auctions-- ranging from 99c to $12.

After a few days, the mailman came knockin' in bearing gifts. One of the cameras came with a cartridge and I tried it right away. Then I later found out that these are cheap for a reason. The cost of the film would make my wallet jump out of my pocket and cry in a corner.

I guess it's not always true when they say it's old and gone cheaper.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Miss January

We had a staff meeting 2 days ago. And to my surprise, I was January's employee of the month. I wasn't expecting it, but I knew a bunch of people voted for me.


Anna told me that she knew about a week ago. So, she told me not to wear my usual scrubs and insisted i should wear the better looking set i have for the meeting. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary from her request since she usually check everything I put on-- basically making sure my shirt has no holes and what not. I'm glad i listened :)

Monday, March 07, 2011

Photography 102

I've been into Ebay lately and made a few purchases on lenses. I accidentally bought an F2.8 fixed lens for my Sony, but it's supposed to be mounted on a film camera.

Reverse lens attached

Recently, I've been reading about the "reverse lens technique". Where as, instead of buying an expensive macro lens, you can do this with an any type of lens.

A fixed 2.8 film lens
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I'm not much into technical mumbo jumbo and I really had no idea how to explain this. But since I had the spare lens, all I had to do was purchase a reverse mount in Amazon to fully utilize my supposedly worthless lens.

Lens with adapter mount

Instead of shooting your camera the normal way, you literally reverse the lens by mounting the front end onto the camera itself. Note that this is only possible with the reverse mount.

Black Lantern Firestorm

I had to take the photos in manual mode. Just like in any photography, a good eyesight is a must in this technique since you have to adjust the lens manually and not rely on the camera's auto-focus.

Extra peripherals that could spare you the extra time would be a tripod and a remote control. This would lessen the vibration which would cause distortions on your images.

I took several pics with my action figures and it turned out ok. But my head is killing me.