Category Archives: Lenses

Gimbal Head

The Gimbaled Tripod Head

There is another kind of tripod head, which is meant to be used for action photography. Its purpose is to support ……

Hasselblad - © John Neel

A Hasselblad Returns

I was recently given the beautiful Hasselblad above by my dear friend,…… American Ground Zero: The Secret Nuclear War: Carole Gallagher, a startling look at the effects of atomic fallout from the nuclear testing in the American West on those people who lived downwind. Carole’s beautiful black and white photographs taken of the victims and families who were affected by radioactive contamination are a dramatic account of their involuntary participation in the atomic age.

Cup Insulators

A Grande Shade – Save those coffee thingies!

Most of you probably throw these things away. Found in nearly every coffee joint, they can be useful right when you need them. I keep a few of them in my camera bag just in case.

Teepee - © John Neel  Pinhole

Are You Ready? The next pinhole day is April 27, 2014

WPPD is a great event for anyone interested in photography. It gets us all back into the basics of light and image capture. It also allows us to realize the interest in a simple technique that captures thousands across the globe.

FujiFilm X-A1

FujiFilm X-A1 w/ an auxiliary viewfinder

FujiFilm X-A1 Camera…While many people have become used to shooting using only the view-screen, there are some like myself that like to frame and shoot by …viewfinder, which among other things, just seems more professional. Auxiliary Viewfinders …

Buttermilk Falls - © John Neel  - Pinhole

Pinhole Calculator – How To Use

Pinhole calculators come in a variety of forms. Manufacturers of pinhole cameras sell various analog versions. If you make your own, as I do, you’ll need to find a way to calculate the exposure.

Mushroom - © John neel

My Book – Photo Fun – A Great Gift

  Here are a few clips from my book –  Rethinking Digital Photography     HDR “In photography, capturing details in low light areas of the image scene (the shadows) as…

Rubber-band focus and zoom restraints - © John Neel

Putting the Brakes on Focus and Zoom

Insuring that the lens is secure from slipping will also insure a perfect alignment when processing the files in software. Any deviation from the focus or the zoom will effect the outcome of the final image/images. Read more…

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Voigtlander Baby Bessa w/ Skopar

Collecting Old Folding Cameras – A few from my collection

  There was a time not too long ago when folding cameras were King.     Many folders built around the 1930’s to the 1950’s were small, with beautiful lenses…