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GoPro Hack – Long Exposure Photography

So, I’ve been trying since yesterday to shoot Long Exposure with my GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition.

Yes, I did it. Amazing results.




Sample from the Internet by another person:

Visit here – Imgur

Video TimeLapse Long Exposure:

GoPro Hero3 Moonlight DriveLapse

How to Video:

How To Paint Light With A GoPro Hero3 Black

Here is how you can do it

you have several options to choose from:
  1. Apply this Hack posted in Reddit – Click here
  2. Chernowii
  3. Tweak by TechMinimalist
  4. Useful hacks can be found here – Konradit
  5. You can change the settings in your GoPro for the time-lapse to take a photo each 2 seconds. That’s how I did it, and it worked for me. (Must be in low light)

Happy Shooting! :)


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! :)

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Swirly Bokeh

Searching, studying, and experimenting on how “Swirly Bokeh” (aka Cat’s Eye Effect)  form, it’s been two days and now I can conclude what I’ve found.


Swirly Bokeh (Cat’s eye effect); because the Bokeh is making a circular shape.

How Does it Form?

I will list the “recipe” as points, so you can understand easily (of I what I’ve read, and experienced):

  • You need Bokeh in the background, so that you’ll be able to see the “Swirl” effect (e.g. Keyboard, Grass, Bokeh of light coming between the leaves)
  • If the background is plain, lined, or lacks Bokeh then you’ll never have it (e.g. background is PC Screen, Walls)
  • Stick to focus range between 0.6 to 1 (if you go 0.5 or more than 1 you’ll hardly see it; you don’t get so close, and you don’t keep a big distance)

My Helios 44M-4 after experimenting

References – How it Forms:


This list contains some of the lenses that can produce that “Swirly Bokeh“:  *references below

  • Helios 40-2
  • Helios 44 F2 (Any Helios 44)
  • Helios 44M (I have Helios 44M-4)
  • Helios Cyclops 85mm F1.5
  • Helios Cyclops 85mm F1.2
  • Minolta MC Rokkor PF 50mm F1.7
  • Ziess Biotar 75/1.5
  • and others… But these are the famous ones, especially (Helios, made in USSR – Zenit cameras)

If you do not want to buy any lens, then try this Hack/Mod: (I didn’t test it)

My Helios

References – Lenses:

Let me first start with what I’ve found (by experimenting), then I will list some websites that I’ve read about this kind of Bokeh.


(experimenting using Helios 44M-4 mounted on Canon 5D classic)

Focusing at 0.6





Focusing at ~1





Focusing at 0.5 (no Swirl, or hardly noticed)


Now, if you want to learn more I suggest you read these references that I’ve found while searching:

That’s pretty much it, after I had experimented.. I need to sleep..

Happy shooting! :)

Testing “Canon 60D + Vest Pocket Kodak Autographic folding camera”

After I had hacked “Vest Pocket Kodak Autographic” folding camera for my Canon 60D. I’m using it as a lens, great results. Testing Video using the lens.

Enjoying the Antique + Vintage :-)


For the video recorded – details:
Didn’t use tripod.
Focus was smooth, real smooth no oil on bellows.
1080p at 30fps

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Zeiss Ikon Cocarette (Contessa-Nettel 1926) Hacked for Canon DSLR

Well.. I’ve had this Zeiss Ikon Cocarette (Contessa-Nettel 1926) folding camera for months. I took it to the darkroom 1 or 2 times, then I figured out that I can hack it to my Canon and use it as a Lens.. WOW! Results blow my mind.

I don’t need to go to the darkroom anymore! I’ve extended the life of this folding camera to the digital world ;d

It feels just great when you change a historic piece into something new.. IT IS ALIVE!!


f/6.3 – ISO 320 – 0.8 seconds

f/6.3 – ISO 160 – 1/200

f/6.3 – ISO 160 – 1/400

f/6.3 – ISO 160 – 3.2 seconds (Cropped, Trying to shoot the steam at long exposure!)

Insanely sharp! Great details.

Video recording:

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Argus 50mm f3.5 Hacked for Canon EOS

I got inspired and motivated by other Photographers who hacked their old lenses to work with the new DSLR cameras! I had three old vintage cameras:

This is the lens: (It is so clean, the aperture/focus moves smoothly.. So neat)

This is how I created the Adapter to hack the lens into the DSLR camera:

Argus 50mm f3.5 mounted to Canon 450D:

I mounted the lens to my Canon 60D and started shooting! It was really hard to adjust the aperture and the focus, since I need to adjust them manually. But the results! Man, you gotta love them! SO NEAT:

– Using f3.5, ISO 400, Shutter speed 1/20:


After Zooming:


– Using f8+, ISO 400, Shutter speed 5″:

It was a great experience :-]

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