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    Have Cameras. Will Shoot! NaturalWoman's Avatar
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    Freelensing - Nuts

    My first attempt, several weeks ago, with this technique. The lens was not attached to the camera to obtain this photo, but held in front of the camera/sensor until I was happy with the focusing. It's a SOOC, but if I were to edit it, I would make the white, whiter. I'm happy with my first attempt though and will give it another try. Caution is, that dust, etc. may be attracted to your sensor. I wouldn't perform this anywhere. Not recommending, just sharing something different. Olympus camera used, 50mm lens, aperture 0. I may have used CL (cont. lighting), one light?

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    Re: Freelensing - Nuts

    Being somewhat un-informed on many photo techniques, I only have one question...Why?
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    Re: Freelensing - Nuts

    for me, because it's different. i love some of the effects it can produce without needing to use additional software and i can't afford the lensbaby anything. creative control for me oh and it was fun. i didn't know my camera could do such a thing.

    additional reading: http://lukeroberts.us/2009/12/freelensing/
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    Re: Freelensing - Nuts

    FUN! That makes it worthwhile
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    Re: Freelensing - Nuts

    so, you held the lens against the body? yay for my lens baby!
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    Re: Freelensing - Nuts

    @frog - it was interesting, a fun experiment, something i never heard of or tried before. i doubt the photo above is the best example of some of the effects one could get, but this was only my first try. with the right subject, things could get interesting. i believe there is a flickr group for this technique.

    @the counsel, the lens was a very close to the body. i wish i could afford a lensbaby, but as an inexpensive alternative, perhaps with a homemade bellows and some practice, this technique could be a DIY option.
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    Re: Freelensing - Nuts

    I would just use a thin/short extension tube for this effect.
    And I'd not do what you did because my 1D have no dust removal vibration thingy.
    Dust in the camera and on the sensor is a major pain for me.
    With bellows yes I'd try it, but you may find the range of movement is limited because the lens only projects a small image - you don't have the range of movement that a lensbaby has.
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