In this video I found a few of my interestingly detailed toys laying around the house to shoot. There were a few lenses used in the making of this short video along with the bellows adapter to achieve that really close detailed shot of each toy. The only drawback again is that when the bellows adapter is used it removes any antishake/stabilization built into the lens or camera. Even on a tripod or slider it can be very difficult to achieve that smooth non shaking movement while filming. After multiple takes I usually end up trying the “smoothcam” filter in Final Cut which sometimes helps smooth out most of the shaky shots if done right. Again if anyone missed the last posting of where I find great ideas for filming and equipment go to www.cheesycam.com and just look at all of his posts because there is a wealth of information for both the video professional and the hobbyist.
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The video an be found here: http://vimeo.com/15638890
I started to work on a short video series called A Macro World. The first video short is of objects found in my backyard either natural or just objects laying around to film. I am using a combination of equipment to achieve the look I want for the series. Here is te list so far: Canon T2i, Bellows Macro adapter, Kit lens 18-55mm, a couple different FD lenses with and without the bellows adapter, and my DIY slider.
The video an be found here: http://vimeo.com/15448877
This new toy I purchases on eBay is pretty sweet when it comes to Macro shooting on a dslr. It works with both photo and video mode on my Canon T2i. It’s called a Macro Bellows and this one is compatible with an EOS adapter but you can easily buy one for Nikons or any other brand camera. I found it works great with the 18-55mm kit lens the T2i came with. In the photos I used an FD to EOS adapter so I could use my old school Canon lenses. The one pictured is a Vivitar 135mm which works great. It let’s me get the macro shots without being right on top of the subject. And when I say right on top I mean with the lens almost touching the subject as with the kit lens. This is another perfect example of my favorite website helping me find really cool and functional gear at a very cheap price. Go to cheesycam