Another quickie . . .

by bookindian

This one’s coming via stream-of-consciousness . . .

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(Ezra Pound by Richard Avedon)

What do you do with all those plastic film-camera bodies?

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I know that its not easy to do close-up work with the iPhone/iPod Touch cameras, might even be impssible, BUT . . . yesterday I found and old plastic camera (with film still inside) . . . took the film ot and was wonering WHAT t do next . . . I used a diopter lens as an aletenative lens or a supplemental lens, to see what would happen if it was held in front of the iPod’s camera lens . . . got some vignetting and it changed the focal length a bit. So . . . the lens on the plastic camera looked promising . . .

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. . . a quick twist and the lens “popped” of the front of the camera body . . . using a “supplemental” lens is a bit like using a mouse, after a bit of fumbling, it works.

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The closest that the default iPhone/iPod camera will focus before resolution is compromised, is about six centimeters, after that, everything goes south; with the “new” lens held in front ofthe iPod lens, lens to subject distance is 4 centimeters with a noticalbe increase in contrast and resolution.

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Shooting through the plastic lens . . .

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. . . and without.

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More “close-ups” at 4 cm . . .

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Default cam at 4 cm . . .

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Diopter lenses and other glass can be used expand the capabilities of your iPhone/iPod Touch camera . . . Try the new lenses with the video camera as well.

Photos of the plastic lens and through the lens, shot with the iPod Touch camera, Ezra Pound, Copyright Richard Avedon, All Rights Reserved.

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