• Hackery

    Another M39-EOS Infinity Focus Fix

    I found a way to file down a shim within the Jupiter-9 which closes that 0.3mm difference to the focal plane but the Tair-ll has a very different design. I finally worked around this, modifying the EOS-M42 adapter by milling…

  • Photography,  Soviet Lenses

    Mir-1 2.8/37mm

    This has been a good month for finding prime, vintage primes and the latest addition is the finest condition lens so far. This 1964 Mir-1 is perfectly mint and comes straight from Ukraine where it was made. It wears the…

  • Photography,  Soviet Lenses

    Soviet Jupiter-9 2/85

    I’ve been casually looking for a good example of this lens for over a year. I really wanted something longer than the Helios for portrait stills and physically smaller than the Pentagon Six lenses I’ve adapted for cinema work. Jupiter-9…

  • SimplerTimes

    Lawson Hammock Carbon Fibre Upgrade

    I’ve had a love hate relationship with hammocks for years. I love the simplicity of hammocks and being up off the ground. You feel a little bit more connected to your surroundings swinging gently in the air. But I’m a…

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    Hackery,  Video & Film

    GoPro Gimbal Rig

    While most GoPro gimbals on the market are made for drone use, there are a number of hand held units. While researching I came across the Z1-Rider which separates the controller board from the motors and provides a cabled power/controller.…

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    Video & Film

    Winter Birds

    Here’s a very short film shot on a Canon 550D with 18-55 kit lens. What makes this one significant is that it was shot by my 6 year old son. While we may have used slightly more sophisticated gear to…

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    Video & Film

    Came-TV 7500 Electronic Gimbal

    I’ve been meaning to do a post about this for a while. Over the summer I picked up one of these gimbals for use with my 5D3. It’s a seriously fun bit of kit. I’ve longed for a decent camera…