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The purpose of this adapter lens is to change the minimum focussing distance of the primary lens so as to allow you to get closer and magnify the subject. In the case of 30-110mm lens, this isn't changing the focal length to be 114-418mm, that's the role of a teleconverter, the 3.8x refers to the maximum magnification of the subject. The closest working ...
I believe you also get this kind of bokeh if you use a mirror lens. (Random google results:) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catadioptric_system http://advancedphototech.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/couple-rings.jpg
I can't say which exact brand/model of filter was used but any opaque circle with a smaller circle cut into it would produce this effect when placed over the front element the lens. How well it will work depends on the maximum aperture and construction of the lens
This question really comes down to what, if anything, in winter sport scenes will be polarized, and then eliminating some polarity will make the shot better? The first obvious answer is the sky if it's clear blue. The deep blue is not polarized, but the whiter haze in front of that is, depending on angle to the sun. By adjusting the polarizer to minimize ...
A polarizer might improve certain shots but it's by no means a must. I have done plenty of winter alpine and snowsports photography without a polarizer (mainly due to using ultrawide lenses). Sometimes when shooting on the slopes you can't afford to waste time fiddling with a polarizer. you might need some ND filters if you plan on doing any panning or ...
Personally, I'd try it and see which works better. If the polarization kills too much of the light from the sky, then I'd remove it but if there is too much glare from the snow, I'd leave it. Both could be problems and the amount of each problem is going to depend on the composition and angle of your shots. If you don't have much sky, then the sky being a ...
I think there are two classes of people who look at using this effect (and other effects). Semi-serious photographers who are finding a "look" for their work. Broadly, they may choose HDR, true-to-life color, or faded colors as a way to help establish their "look" and individuality. Users of these looks may start out with a "canned" starting point but will ...
One word, Instagram. It's become a social fad. It does have roots in Polaroid photography which tried to capture casual moments instantly, on low-fi instantly developing film. This look carried forward in to the filters of Instagram due to it being a legit cultural reference to Polaroids. From there, the vintage feel of it took on a life of it's own ...
Because everyone is tired to death of Kinkade-like super-ultra-HDR neon glowing over-processed images? And the barbie-plastic super cleaned look has been over-done since the airbrush was brought into play. Plus the seeming ease of creating digital images has heightened an appreciation of the craft of creating images by hand.
Confirmed. The Canon Powershot SX500 IS doesn't have filter threads. However this adapter has a few good reviews on amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Lens-Filter-Adapter-Canon-SX500/dp/B00A9HJ50U Rather than using threads, it relies on friction fit to the concentric ridges inside the end of the lens. This adapter uses 52mm filters, BTW.
Based on the image below there doesn't seem to be any filter threads on the end of the lens barrel.
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