You can achieve all sorts of cool in-camera effects by placing different stuff in front of your lens. Building upon this idea, Jakob Owens of TheBuffNerds presents you PrismLensFX’s variable filters that already have these effects built in. You can snap them onto your lens and get different kinds of flares and effects in an instant.
Most of us neglect filters since they’re cheap and easily replaceable. However, investing in an affordable case for protection wouldn’t hurt as well. That’s especially if you own high-end filters that cost hundreds of dollars or more. In LensVid’s latest video, they review a cheap E-Bay case you might want to use for your next shoot.
Most of us, at some point or another, have dealt with the issue of filters that just won’t come off. Perhaps you choose to keep UV filters on your lenses at all times. Perhaps you don’t, but you’ve purchased a used lens that’s come with one. Maybe it’s been a temporary filter like a polariser that just gets stuck. Most of the time, though, they’ll come off with a little effort.
Sometimes, however, they just won’t budge. Even with special filter removing wrenches they just don’t want to come off. You might have to get a little medieval on them. Something Adam Savage has become quite familiar with. In the second such incident with a stuck filter, he tries the filter wrenches with no luck. So, he turns to the power tools.
Having previously used the humble balloon as a soft light diffuser for a camera’s popup flash, the Koldunov Brothers received a question if you could switch out the balloon for a condom to achieve similar results.
While they quickly determined that a condom didn’t work quite as well as the balloon as a softbox, the pair also experimented to see what other photography tricks could be pulled off with their little latex friends.