Re: Little lens AND Toy cameras

From: Jeff Foster ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 10/19/04-10:43:15 AM Z
Message-id: <005201c4b5fa$bac439d0$980de5a9@berkeley.edu>

My solution,
A glass block ( as in architectural) will also produce some very nice
distortions.
extreme but easy to move the lens around and fine the sweet spot....

also I have good luck with the plastic packaging from any number of
consumable products....

no need to spend $$, just look in the trash :-)

Jeff

----- Original Message -----
From: "PhotoGecko Austin" <gecko@photogecko.com>
To: <alt-photo-process-l@sask.usask.ca>
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2004 5:25 PM
Subject: Re: Little lens AND Toy cameras

> Ryuji,
>
> How, exactly, do you define this "optical assembly". . . . What IS it? I
> don't really give a hoot about its intended application, but I might give
> several hoots for its potential UNintended applications.
>
> Come on. . . . share with the list. . . . What is it?
>
> Regards,
> John
>
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>
> On Oct 18, 2004, at 7:13 PM, Ryuji Suzuki wrote:
>
>> From: PhotoGecko Austin <gecko@photogecko.com>
>> Subject: Re: Little lens AND Toy cameras
>> Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2004 23:01:08 -0500
>>
>>> These are only made for 35mm models, but we're having great fun with
>>> the one we bought last week. Kris, this might be just what you're
>>> looking for!
>>
>> I just got an optical assembly which I can put in front of an existing
>> camera lens to make the image fu*ked up like toy cameras. This optics
>> is given a decent product name but I won't call it by its name because
>> it's very crappy for its intended application. This is very nice,
>> however, because I can put it on a digicam to take Halloween party
>> pictures, on a 35mm SLR to burn a film with silly things, and on a MF
>> camera for somewhat more serious work.
>>
>> I jsut got this and didn't figure out the best way to work with it.
>> But here are some examples I just took on my desk:
>>
>> http://silvergrain.org/gallery/categories.php?cat_id=36
>>
>> I can adjust the degree of blur and distortion by changing the
>> aperture of the main lens as well as the axis of mounting this optic
>> in front of a regular lens. This "toy adapter" doesn't have any
>> controllable dial.
>>
>> --
>> Ryuji Suzuki
>> "You have to realize that junk is not the problem in and of itself.
>> Junk is the symptom, not the problem."
>> (Bob Dylan 1971; source: No Direction Home by Robert Shelton)
>>
>
>
Received on Tue Oct 19 10:43:27 2004

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