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01-18-2013, 09:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Monstermash View Post
The people in those videos are complete idiots. The last thing you ever want to do is start activating the shutter release without a lens attached to the camera body. Doing this will allow all kinds of dust and debris inside the body of the camera and onto the sensor. Not only will all that dust show up in your image, it will also end up in your viewfinder and make it difficult to compose an "important" shot later unless you send it in and have it cleaned. I have an idea John, why don't you call Nikon or Canon and ask them how much it is to send your DSLR in and have it disassembled and cleaned.

Additionally, trying to hold a lens that close to the camera body is going to guarantee that you bang the lens mount against the lens. There are electronics mounted in this area that can be damaged very easily. Not to mention the only people that would be uninformed enough to try something this stupid would be amateurs and would most likely have lenses that are not pro quality and have plastic mounts which would be damaged easily.

So yeah, run around with the lens off holding it against the camera body and let me know how that works out for you. When you attach the lens again to take a "real" image and the camera doesn't auto focus anymore, or read the information from the lens as it should, let me know how that works out for you.

I'm sorry that you can't see that I made this guide to try and help the others on this forum take better photos of their cues and enjoy their hobby a little more and maybe even get them interested in another one. While I appreciate your sense of humor, if you want to post amusing videos please do so in another thread. I'm sure you have plenty available of case making that will be sure to get a laugh.
I am not sure but I think that the guys at DigitalRev do their vids on techniques that are already in use. This is a YouTube search on Freelensing So I guess all of these people are idiots as well. I personally don't know whether it's good practice or not but I doubt that the folks at DigitalRev are idiots. I was just adding some more content to your thread to enhance what you put up. Also I was linking to their channel and NOT to any particular video, the one on freelensing just happens to be the latest one.

They do in fact work with lots of pro photographers and do a lot of great videos on how to do great images without spending a lot of money. I have learned a lot about lighting through watching their videos.

I think it's great that you want to help folks to take better pictures. I know I am grateful for your guide. I don't personally like the pictures that you did which look like computer renderings but that's only my opinion. I think that with your advice anyone has a good basis to start with.

There is a vast wealth of information on the web teaching people how to take good pictures and I hope that you don't mind if this thread is used to store the links to those resources.

Regarding the camera bags didn't you think that it was interesting to see them testing them all out? I thought it was funny and informative. As a pro what type of camera bag do you use and recommend? Is is well padded?


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