Posts Tagged: EF


That’s not a cup (21/365) on Flickr.

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That’s not a cup (21/365)

Ever wake up, get a pot of coffee on the kettle and before you know it you’ve just ruined a 24-105mm F4L IS and a Rebel K2000? Well that’s exactly what happened here. Except not.

This was a super fun photo to do. And you can do it too! Here’s what you need:

A 24-105mm F4L IS lens cup (with unscrewable mount, you’ll need to cut this off)

A broken 35-80mm lens (You’lll need to cut the EF mount off this)

A broken Rebel K2000 

A dremel tool

A glue gun

A sense of humor.

So long story short. I cut the mount off an actual EF lens, then I mounted that on the lens cup, then I mounted the new EF lens cup on a REAL K2000. The poured myself a hot steaming cup of morning energy.

Strobist data: Canon 430EX (@1/4 power on HSS) With Softbox and CTO gel just to the left of the frame (This is key, you need to light the cup in a way that it doesn’t reveal that it’s not a lens, lighting it from the right reveals the cheap plastic moulding marks on my cup)

Camera: 5D mark II With 50mm F1.2


It’s like a fine wine. (5/365)

Choosing a 50mm to use is like choosing a wine to have. That being said I don’t really know anything about wines, except that when I drink one I go all red and flustered looking.

I always like shots of gear. Expect to see a good chunk of those in this 365.

So what 50mm lenses are down there? Let’s see.

Canon 50mm F1.2L EF Nikon 50mm F1.2 Cosina 50mm F1.8 Pentax Super Takumar 50mm F1.4 Canon 50mm F1.8 FD

Anyways onward to the Strobist data.

Ok so I cheated. I used 1 light and combined 10 shots. I lit it all around at about 2 feet away with a Canon 430EX (at 1/16th power) using a softbox (lumiquest LTP). So it’s a composite. But if it were a single shot it’d be 10 sources all around the wine rack.

The camera used was a Canon 5D mark II with a Tamron 28mm F2.5 Adaptall II (at F8).


PS view the rest of the set here


A photo taken during a weekend trip to Bruce peninsula.

Present are, a little tree, a little man, a lot of water, and a lot of rock.

Photo was taken with a 5D Mark II, in natural light, with the 50mm F1.2 wide open using a 2 stop ND filter.