Leica ELMAR 50mmとSLRジャケット

Elmar 50mm を入手したので先日 販売を開始した Mマウント用SLRジャケットで試写してみた。 この一風変った形状のため露出の調整がやりにくいが、今回の撮影はf2.8 開放でのみ撮影のためそれもあまり気にならなかった。 このレンズは屋外での f8での描写に定評があるのだが、先にも書いたように絞り開放で撮影した。本当ならf4くらいまで絞ってみたかったのだが、最近の香港はずっと降ったりやんだりの曇天続きで暗いこともあり絞ることなく撮影をした。 花、おもったよりシャープに撮れた。 中国伝統の狛犬、この写真を撮っている時、このレンズの最短撮影距離がキヤノン、ニコンやオリンパスに比べて長いんだということを再認識させられた。 ミニバス横の花 建物 陸橋 橋から下をみた景色、このSLR Jacketは撮影対象が動くと厳しい! 花束、このように動きのないものが撮りやすいですね。 街並み、暗く陰気だ。街の暗い部分は写真ではほぼ真暗に写っている。 これまで使った50mmレンズと比べても簡単じゃない、だが面白いレンズだと思う。 Mマウント版 SLR Jacketの情報はここで

LEICA ELMAR 50mm with SLR Jacket

Recently I was fortunate to get my hands on the ELMAR 50mm lens to use with the SLR Jacket. A more affordable of the Leica M mount lenses. This ELMAR 50mm has a nice weight to it. I don’t particularly like the shape of this lens or how it is designed where it’s hard to…

DOF for Leica M-mount lenses

A little sneak peek at the latest DOF adapter in the making. We’re currently making a DOF adapter for leica M-mount lenses. It’s a lot shorter than our existing DOF adapter for Canon and Nikon. We are now finalizing some measurements and it’ll be available for purchase shortly. Images of the prototype below.

The new iPhone RIG

I’ve been seeing a lot of posts on the movie by Detention Films called the『Uneasy Lies The Mind』. This movie was shot entirely on the iPhone. To elaborate, this movie was shot using our iPhone 5/5s SLR Jacket. We had received a message from Ricky Forsheim of Detention Films that the shoot was finished and…

SLR Jacket – Tombo’s Log 02 (Aperture on the SLR Lens)

The SLR Jacket could be broken down to 4 different components. A. SLR Lens B. DOF Adapter C. Mount Adapter (optional depending on the lens you use) D. TJ-02 (iPhone Jacket) The DOF Adapter could be broken down into following parts. B1. Canon Mount B2. Long Tube B3. GG Holder and Focusing Screen B4. Shorter…

SLR Jacket – Tombo’s Log 01

  We have made quite a few Turtleback branded products, namely the TurtleJacket. A lot has gone into designing and manufacturing these products. It has been, hard, but I’m sure the the team who have invested countless time and effort for it would agree with me that it has been an exciting learning experience for all of…

SONY XPERIA CAMERA TEST – LED LIGHT

The XPERIA Z has a fantastic camera and since we’re currently working on making camera enhancement accessories for it, I thought it’d be a good idea to take a look at how it deals low-light. I also did a test to see how it would also benefit from a LED light in a low-light situation….

Zenit 16mm F2.8 “Fish Eye” Lens

Recently I started posting cheap affordable lenses that worked well with the SLR Jacket on our facebook page. I’ve included the latest 50mm f2 offering of the Russian brand Zenit. Decade or two ago, Zenit lenses would’ve been dirt cheap. Zenit lenses were made of metal back then and they went for an unbelievably low price…

iPhone5 DOF Test

A lot of people have been asking if the TurtleJacket for iPhone5 is out. We have a sample TurtleJacket made for the iPhone5. We managed to get an iPhone5 on the 21st so we’ve been doing some test and making minor adjustments to the new TurtleJacket. We’re currently looking into finalizing all the details and…