Posts Tagged: k2000


Steam Coffee (23/365) on Flickr.

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Steam Coffee (23/365)

So, I really like coffee. Like a lot. Originally I was going to use my 100mm macro to do a high speed photo of me pouring TONS of sugar into my coffee. Although to be fair the contraption of a cup is already pretty sweet.

The point of the story is that I got very distracted when I took a test shot on my 50mm lens and noticed that the flash behind it was lighting up steam!

Strobist: 430EX (@1/2 power) bounded off the wall behind the camera as a fill

430EX (@1/2 power) behind the lens cup to light the steam.

Camera : Canon 5D mark II, 50mm F1.2L (@F5.6)


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