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The Enthusiast's Guide to DIY Photography by Mike Hagen

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20. FREE-LENSING

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THE CONCEPT HERE is that you don’t mount the lens to the camera at all. Quite literally, you hold the lens in front of the camera and take pictures. The goal is to allow ambient light to spill into the camera to create interesting effects and diffraction. This approach also allows you to use any lens from any manufacturer on any camera.

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Parts List (Figure 20.1)

  • Manual lens
  • DSLR or mirrorless camera body that allows full manual control

20.1

Construction Steps

  1. 1 Remove the lens from the camera, and hold it in front of the lens ...

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