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Sony A6000 – Picture Effect+ App

I was in the park today shooting the flowers in UV and Insect-D-sight, but had also brought along my Sony A6000 and FE 70-200/4 OSS lens.

Hence I decided to try a few of the picture effects available through the Picture Effect+ App, which is free to download via the Playmemories App. There are a total of 13 effects: Partial colour, HC B+W, Soft focus, HDR Painting, Rich B+W, Miniature+, Watercolor, Illustration, Toy camera+, Pop colour, Posterization, Retro photo and Soft High-Key+.

High Contrast B+W
High Contrast B+W

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BPM Bellows

There are times when shooting macro where you will need that extra bit of extension – for me that would be when doing extreme close-up UV-induced visible fluorescence (UVIVF).

Hence I have been building a kit to use with my Olympus EM-5 and the Coastal Optics 60mm F4 APO in Nikon F-mount, when my focusing helicoid will not get me close enough. Continue reading BPM Bellows

Review: Filter changing adapters

I have tried quite a few filter changing adapters to mount various filters to some of my lenses. With 4 different filters (currently) to use when I shoot flowers, it is important to have a simple and effective method of changing filters. There are also photographers who use circular polarisers or neutral density filters regularly, who will find at least one of these adapters useful. Continue reading Review: Filter changing adapters