C-Mount CCTV Micro Four Thirds Lens Review – Digital toycam funtimes!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Two of the most common arguments used against mirrorless cameras (vs. DSLRs) is that there are less lenses and the sensor is smaller.  While both of these are true, one of my favourite accessories for my E-P5 addresses both of these complaints in one fell swoop.  As you’ve probably guessed from the title, I’m talking about the somewhat obscure C-Mount lenses.  These lenses, designed for CCTV (closed circuit television) have a flange distance that is way too short to be adapted for any current DSLRs comfortably (that I’m aware of).  That’s where the mirrorless cameras come in!  To cut a long story short, the compact nature of mirrorless cameras means that the C-mount lenses can be adapted, which is a good thing.   Continue reading

Extreme closeup

 

 

So now that I have a small break from uni, I’ve been going through my old photos and I realised that I’ve actually got quite a backlog of photos which I had planned to share with you all at some point, but never got around to doing.  I’ve even picked up a couple of cameras (both toycam and vintage) over the last few months, so hopefully I’ll find time to post up some reviews.

As you can see, I took this using the macro on the Harinezumi 2++.  I’m actually really amazed at the power of the macro on the Zumi 2++.  I’m also equally amazed that this bug decided to let me get close enough to take the picture.  It even gave a bit of a wave of its antennae for me!

 


 

And the sun sets on our beloved Harinezumi…

Today I bring bad news to the Harinezumi fans out there (if you’re reading my blog, you probably are one).  Within the last few weeks, Superheadz issued a statement saying that they are fully discontinuing the production of their entire Harinezumi range (including the 2++ and 2+++). Continue reading

Under construction (in more ways than one)

First thing’s first: I don’t know how many regular readers I have, but I wholeheartedly apologise for the severe lack of posts.  It’s been about four months, but so much has happened.  So, in summary: Merry Christmas and Happy new year for ages ago. I don’t know how many of you know about the huge Queensland floods in January, but we had to deal with that too – thankfully, my house was safe.

The main thing keeping me from my blog right now though is that I started med school at the start of this year.  And boy oh boy, it’s full on!  They really just hit you with everything from the start.  I haven’t done much science in recent years, so I’m really playing a huge catch-up game right now.

Enough about my life though.  I took this photo on the way to one of my daily 8am lectures (not fun), using ISO100 B&W mode.  There’s really not much to the photo, but I like it nonetheless.  It could be the lens flare – everyone loves some good lens flare.  Obviously, this building was under construction, and the reason I chose to post this photo right now is that this is how I feel at the moment.  My course is making me feel like my brain is under construction.

I’ll try my best to post some more photos in the future (I’ve accumulated quite a few), but I guess I can’t guarantee that I’ll find time these days.  Sorry in advance if that happens.

PS: You can’t see it in this photo, but the construction company is called Hooker Cockram.  Make of that what you will, but my girlfriend and I think it’s hilarious that the company name got approved.

Tip: If Gakkenflex counter isn’t winding

First of all, yes I am still alive!  I just haven’t been able to find time to update my blog much these days.  Anyway, I thought I’d get back into things with this quick, but very useful tip.  As I alluded to in my Gakkenflex review, I had some issues with the film counter not really moving when I turned the winder knob.  If you have this issue, then this post is for you.  Apologies in advance for the grainy photos, my brother took my actual camera for his holiday in America. Continue reading

Brisbane Chinatown

Chinatown over here in Brisbane used to look really, really different.  Over the last couple of years, though, they took down the old pagodas (because of safety issues) and put up these… more modern versions. I’m still undecided as to whether I like the new look Chinatown, but I do quite like this photo. So I guess it all evens out?

PS: Thesis is submitted! Hooray! Though, admittedly… it does feel kind of weird not working on it…  On the plus side, hopefully that means I get more time to write up tips/tricks, as well as reviews for more cameras and accessories that I’ve gotten my hands on recently.

Thesis doom and gloom

To my readers: sorry for the lack of update recently, but this photo really represents how I feel right now. Continue reading