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Harry Potter DIY - optical cloaking on a budget

John Howell and Joseph Choi at Rochester's Institute of Optics have built an optical cloaking device which uses just 4 readily available lenses. Eat your heart out Harry Potter.
posted by Chairboy on Sep 29, 2014 - 20 comments

350-year-old photographs

Tim Jenison had a theory that Joseph Vermeer had made used of particular lens technology to make his paintings almost photo-realistic. To test this, he recreated the setting of The Music Lesson from scratch, harpsichord and all, and even recreated the theorised lenses using 17th century tools. For someone who doesn't know how to paint, he sure did a good job.
posted by divabat on Jun 15, 2014 - 86 comments

You guys watch Joe Don Baker movies?

A six-minute documentary snippet discusses Kubrick's camera modifications for special, low-light f/0.7 Zeiss lenses used to film candlelit scenes in Barry Lyndon, now available to rent by aspiring filmmakers.
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Aug 5, 2013 - 34 comments

Personally, I'm Holding Out for the "Sauron" Lens

The New York Times reports that anime-style "Circle" (or "Big Eye") lenses are currently gaining in popularity, thanks to Lady Gaga's Bad Romance video. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jul 3, 2010 - 59 comments

A one-man cinematic AskMe

Have your filmmaking questions answered by Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC. One of the great cinematographers maintains a forum on his website in which he answers readers' questions with a treasure trove of information and opinion on cameras, lighting and filmmaking in general.
posted by Bookhouse on May 30, 2008 - 7 comments

Focus! FOCUS!

Temple of Zoom. Adding a twist on Flash-based stick figure games and physics-oriented platformers like N-Game, comes Matsushita/Panasonic's followup to Toshiba's "Tobby" line of promotional games. Collect dots Pac-Man (Java) style, in addition to powerups resembling digital viewfinder icons. Jump atop camera lenses which double as elevators, while dodging the occasional Red-Eye sensor. Your "prize", should you choose to accept it, is a bottle of soda pop coupon for the new Lumix camera. via
posted by Smart Dalek on Jul 13, 2007 - 18 comments

How Lenses Are Made

Ever wonder how camera lenses are made? *Almost* justifies the cost of some of these behemoths. via.
posted by notsnot on Feb 3, 2007 - 31 comments

Lenses explained

Camera Lenses are something i've never really understood, but should. This was the best stab at explaining I've ever read.
posted by mrben on Mar 28, 2004 - 8 comments

Furry Litters and Fish-eye Lenses

Furry Litters and Fish-Eye Lenses (puppies and kittens...right in your face) . Via B3ta. Hail Friday!
posted by LinusMines on Mar 14, 2003 - 13 comments

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