A new rig

Got my toys today. Here’s my HV20 on the cheap shoulder bracket with the DM-50 microphone and the WD-H43 wide angle lens.

And the HV20 with a Canon 50/1.8 lens, mounted using a 52mm reverse ring. This allows for macro shots. Time to go find some spiders.

Remember back in the ’90s and early ’00s how geeks would rig their PCs, overclock them, add dual Voodoos etc? What myself and other enthusiasts are doing these days with the HV20 is very similar in fact. I thought I left the geek culture, but in reality I am still right there, just on another level.

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Ivan wrote on November 28th, 2007 at 9:35 PM PST:

If you can screw a macro lens like that on, why can’t you screw on those other lenses in order to get those great field of depth effects?


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Eugenia wrote on November 28th, 2007 at 9:42 PM PST:

That lens in the picture is mounted on the wrong side (reversed). It is mounted on the place where you add 52mm filters, not the len’s mount to the camera. Using a lens the wrong side up won’t give you the result that you would expect. That’s why this trick can only be used with macro lenses.


Alex Forster wrote on November 28th, 2007 at 9:59 PM PST:

That’s very cool. If I had the money, I’m sure I would have a lot of the same equipment you do. For years I have been interested in various aspects of post. I have the most experience in broadcast graphics, but I have worked with my fair share of live-action, doing corrections and matte and 3d tracking and whatnot. It’s definitely an extension of the geek culture, like you said.

& I would love to see a sample from the 52mm!


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