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Bausch & Lomb Zeiss Tessar – Lens Hack – Canon EOS

It’s been awhile since my last Lens Hack project, here I’m gonna show you my latest hack with (of course) some Photo samples of the lens (Never touched, SOOC).

I bought this old lens from ebay, out of curiosity for testing it and experimenting..

So, let’s start..

The Lens

(Using Helios 44M-4 with Canon 5D classic)





The Mount + Bellows

(I went to a carpenter and asked him to create the Adapter, it is not Screw-type, just a “push the element” in type)







Sample Shots

(SOOC, never cropped never touched, click on the image to enlarge)
f4.5, wide open








This lens hack has been listed on EBAY:

Link on Ebay

That’s all folks! :)

To place an order, shoot me an email

Quick Tip: Learn to Use Back-Button Autofocus

إذا كاميرتك تحتوي على “الزر الخلفي”، اذاً يجب عليك ان تستخدمه.. كمصوّر لا يُريد أن يفقد أي لحظه في التصوير..

مثال: احياناً تقوم “بتضبيط” الفوكس على أحد اللاعبين، عندما تقوم بأخذ أول صورة “الوضع ممتاز” لكن حاول ان تلتقط صورة أخرى “ستقوم الكاميرا بتعديل الفوكس ومن ثم تلتقط صورة”! ولكنّك قد عدّلت الفوكس من أول لقطه!!!!

هُنا تأتي فائدة “الزر الخلفي” كونه يفصل ميزة “الفوكس” عن زر التصوير، فلن تحتاج الى ان تعدّل الفوكس كلّما أردت ان تلتقط صورة.. :)

Are you a ‘back button‘ autofocus shooter? Here’s why you should be.


I remember when Canon first came out with the back-button option, early in their roll-out of their clearly-superior autofocus film cameras. It was 1989, and I was a Nikon shooter at the time. Nikon went through all sorts of contortions to try and explain away Canon’s innovation…which Canon had a patent on. It took Nikon several years to figure out a way to make their own back-button option without violating that Canon patent, but in the meantime, we Nikon shooters watched our Canon counterparts with envy.

Why? Well, as a newspaper photographer who has shot a whole lot of action-driven events (sports and news, mostly), you come to quickly see the genius of the back-button approach: it separates the focus function from the exposure function! This is critical! Let’s say you’re shooting a hockey fight. You autofocus with your thumb while shooting away with your index finger….now other players skate into view between you and the fight….you remove your thumb from the focus button, in effect locking the focus on the fight, while you continue to shoot with your index finger. Separating these two distinct functions allows you to have much greater control over your focus/exposure relationship!


So do yourself a favor. If your camera has the back-button option, learn to use it! At first this will feel incredibly awkward—you’ll be uncomfortable as you start making the change. (Sort of like rubbing your stomach and patting your head—I never was much good at that!) But keep at it. Soon back-button will become second nature and you’ll find your percentage of in-focus photographs going up!


Timelapse Playback in Camera!

طريقة تشغيل التايم لابس بالكاميرا.. لازم تقوم بعمل جيلبريك لكاميرتك، لمعلومات أكثر عن الجيلبريك قم بزيارة هذا الرابط

اذا احتجت لتوضيح، أضف سؤالك بالتعليق وسأقوم بالرد، او راسلني بتويتر @q8ieng :)

Play your Timelapse right from your Camera! Yes, you can do that my friend when you Jailbreak your camera! All info about Jailbreaking can be found in here.


[ Hisoka ] ML on Canon Eos 5Dc with timelapse playback

Another preview on Vimeo!

Enjoy! :-)

Aspect Ratio – Samples

After I had received my Canon 60D from Canon Servicing, I went to adjust the settings; just getting everything back to what I used to use. I went through “Aspect Ratio” option.

It has 4 different Aspect Ratios:

  • 3:2
  • 4:3
  • 16:9
  • 1:1

So, I thought of a new project that I am going to start soon. The project will be “Full Day At 1:1” or “1:1 Aspect Ratio”.

For now, I’m going to provide some samples and I will explain the 4 different ratios, briefly. You might get enthusiastic about starting similar project! :-)

– Aspect Ration 3:2 it is the standard sensor that All cameras have, which is the same as 35mm film; sample:

– Aspect Ration 4:3 images will be cropped little from the width; “standard definition” video (your regular non-HD, non-widescreen TV); sample:

– Aspect Ration 16:9 this is the ratio of widescreen/HD; sample:

– Aspect Ration 1:1 square photos; sample:

I hope I will get the time to start the Project with square photos using Aspect Ratio 1:1. Will be fun :-)