Monday, September 01, 2008

Something of mind-blowing awesomeness

6 Comments:

OpenID yoshke said...

Awesome...

Off Topic

Hey, may be you remember - a year ago you wrote about Hanimex f/6.3 400mm Tele. I've got the same Objective on Ebay, it came yesterday and I am really excited about the built quality, but I 0 knowledge what Adapter I have to use in order to connect it to my Canon 350d. Could you help with some advice, please?

11:58 pm, September 02, 2008  
OpenID yoshke said...

I mean this entry:
http://vapour-trail.blogspot.com/2007/06/hanimex-400mm-f63.html

11:59 pm, September 02, 2008  
Blogger Tan Yee Wei said...

Hello, welcome to my blog :)

The Hanimex objective lens i had was a T-mount (also called a T2 mount). The T-mount is a screw mount.

If your objective lens also has a T-mount, there are 2 ways you can do it:

1) look for a T-mount to EOS adapter. (an example is here)

2) Look for a T-mount to M42 adapter(like this here), and an M42 to EOS(and this).

I prefer the second way because some of the M42 to EOS adapters come with an electronic circuit to trick the camera into thinking there is a Canon lens mounted, and then you can use focus confirmation.

Without the electronics, it becomes very difficult to focus accurately (because the viewfinder does not have a split prism).

Focus confirmation is when you hold the shutter-release button down halfway. And if the object is in focus the red focus lights in the view finder will blink.

However, the adapters with focus confirmation is a bit expensive :(

Good luck, and let me know if everything works.

9:28 am, September 03, 2008  
Blogger Atlasya said...

That's a pretty cool video.

5:06 pm, September 04, 2008  
Blogger sabrina said...

Aita i cannot hear properly la...something wrong with my bloody volume!

The laptop...not me, of course :p

11:20 pm, September 15, 2008  
Blogger Tan Yee Wei said...

Haha yes, understood. Can i infer that you're loud? :P

You NEED sound for this video, non-negotiable.

6:41 pm, September 17, 2008  

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