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Backed Up Photographs Lead To Stolen Macbook And A Drug Bust

Backed Up Photographs Lead To Stolen Macbook And A Drug Bust | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

We are a little bit fanatic about backups here in DIYP. This is why we have our backup computer in a bomb shelter. A lost of an unbacked up computer can mean a year of work down the drain. So the motivation for backing up your files is pretty trivial.


It is less trivial that backing up photographs can get you a stolen macbook back and lead to a drug bust...

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A Bit of 3250mm Fun

A Bit of 3250mm Fun | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"It’s winter. It’s slow. We get bored. We have lots of stuff to play with. Too much stuff and too much time leads to all kinds of trouble. I mean experimenting to find combinations of equipment that might benefit our customers. So anyway, Joey decided it would be a superb idea to take a tiny little Nikon V1 mirrorless camera with it’s 2.7 crop factor and put it on the back of a Nikon 600mm f4 VR with a 2X teleconverter. I mean, who doesn’t need a 3250mm equivalent lens, right?"

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How To Recreate The Aurora With Paper And LEDs

How To Recreate The Aurora With Paper And LEDs | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"I always wanted to shoot the Aurora (Northern Lights) . It has been a long-time subject on my to-shoot list. Sadly, as time went by, I realized that I would either have to wait till I am older and have fewer commitments and can take the travel or forgo that project all together..."

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Overkill: Use an Old Pacemaker To Control Delay In A Drop Shot

Overkill: Use an Old Pacemaker To Control Delay In A Drop Shot | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"I've seen some crazy setups for high speed photography utilizing all sorts of weird parts. There is even a system that will turn the lights off for you, if you so please. But, this is the first time I am seeing such a huge overkill in term of components used to gain some control over the circuit."

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Some Nikon V1 + FT-1 + TC 2.0x + 400mm f/2.8 fun = 2160mm

Some Nikon V1 + FT-1 + TC 2.0x + 400mm f/2.8 fun = 2160mm | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Here are some samples from the Nikon V1 + FT-1 adapter + TC 2.0x + Nikkor 400mm f/2.8 lens. The focal length calculation should be: 400 x 2 x 2.7 = 2160mm:
Images credit: Razvan T.
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