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Sun Eclipse Lens cover … Create One..

June 20, 2011 9 comments

How to create a sun eclipse cover for the camera lens you have?

What do you need?
* Cardboard – any color.
* A4 paper or any paper that can be twisted around the lens.
* Camera Film.
* Tape (Masking/Duct Tape)
* The lens that you want to use. (I prepare two covers for my Nikon 70-300mm, and Sigma 50-500mm)

Assemble it..
* Put the lens on the card board and draw a circle around the lens.
* Draw a rectangle in the middle of the circle and cut it out,
The cutting area must be smaller than the film width/height.

The RED rectangular is the Film size, you have to cut the GRAY (Smaller) rectangular




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* Fix the film on the card,

for now, you have the cardboard and the Film taped on it you need another one step to start shooting the sun in the mid of day.






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* Make a Cylinder of the A4 and use the tape to fix it.
* Place the Card inside the Cylinder (on the top of one side – left 1cm) and use the tape to fix it.



Now you have this, and it’s complete, just fix it on the top of the lens and shot the sun.





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Final result… the cover for the Nikon 70-300mm



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Done …


Here is a shots for the sun and it was great to see the small black spot on the sun! i don’t know what is it but it’s there you can see it, too make sure it is not a dust on my lens; i move the camera to the right and left but the spot dose’t move which mean it it not on the camera it is something on the sun or close to it it may be a planet… Have Fun



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The Camera Setting
Exposure Time = 1/1250″
F Number = F13
Exposure Program = Manual
Date Time Original = 2011-06-20 16:02:48
Exposure Bias Value = +5EV
Focal Length = 1000mm





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Photo from Austria 1998 .. Photo #2

November 24, 2010 3 comments

Another photo from Austria 1998, it is a flower clock in Stadtpark. [Click the image to enlarge]


Film camera, Austria-1998, the negatives converted to JPG in 2010.




Click for more detail on ‘Convert Negative to JPG project‘.

Ali,

Photo from Austria 1998

November 22, 2010 1 comment

This is one of the photos come out from ‘Negative to JPG project’, Austria trip in 1998, I think this is Stadtpark not sure. [Click the image to enlarge]

Film camera, Austria-1998, the negatives converted to JPG in 2010.

Convert the Negative to JPG Files..

November 20, 2010 19 comments

We all have lots of old file camera Negatives lots of them are for impotent occasions, we may want to digitalize them for more secure saving or using them in ‘Digital Photo Frame’.

I will list down three ways to Digitalize your Negatives:
1. Take your old Negatives to photo store and they will do the job. 🙂 simple/straight/fast and quality.
2. Buy a new scanner with Negatives adapter.
3. Do it @ home without scanner. How to?? read this article..

To Convert the old film Negative to JPG Files you need..

  • Digital camera with macro lens.
  • Home-made Negatives holder.
  • Speed light, or any other light source.’Florescent/White
  • Photoshop application, or any pro. Photo Editor Software.

My Studio and what been used..

  • Nikon D90.
  • Nikon 105mm VR Macro lens.
  • Nikon SB900 speedlight.
  • My old Negatives. 🙂
  • Home-Made Negatives Holder.

[o] First photo to describe How to create the Negatives Holder..
You Need:

  • White paper size (A):12.5cm x 10.5cm (H*W)
  • Another white/transparent paper size (B): 12cm x 8cm (H*W)
  • Adhesive Tape.
  • Scissors and/or Razor blade.



Front Side Sketch



Back Side Sketch



Real output



Here is the studio set-up:





Now you are ready, slide the Negatives between the tow papers (A & B) adjust the focus and take the shot. [You Must NOT Change the position of the camera, Negative holder or the flash during the session] Here is the results..


The Negative..

Photoshop Time:
Open the Photoshop or any photo editor software (this demo for photoshop)
Menu–> Image –> Adjustment –> Invert (Or Ctrl + I)

Do some more Adjustment for:
[o] Color Balance as shown:
Menu–> Image –> Adjustment –> Color Balance
Tone Balance: Shadows
Color Levels: +100, 0, 0

Tone Balance: Midtones
Color Levels: +100, -1, 0

Tone Balance: Highlight
Color Levels: +56, +15, -21

[o] Brightness/Contrast
Menu–> Image –> Adjustment –> Brightness/Contrast
Brightness : -10



I fond that the above setting and the numbers will vary if we move any part of the studio, so the settings are suite for me 🙂 you have to do some changes to come up with your levels of colors/Brightness/Contrast.

Write down the setting then create an Action (in Photoshop) to apply the setting to a photo, put all the Negatives in a folder (copy of them) then (from photoshop): File –> Automate –> batch and select the folder and the action you just create, click OK. DONE!

All the Negatives in the folder are now a Positive photos, you need to tone up some of them manually as you wish.

Some samples from my Trip to Austria in 1998.













Have Fun …
Ali,