Category: Other Stuff

Pick and Pluck Foam – is repair or change possible?

Restore, change or repair your “Pick and Pluck” foam. With a little bit of patience you can re-arrange your pick and pluck foam.

The Damselfly & Other Insects. Panasonic G9 VLOG-L samples.

The Damselfly & Other Insects. Filmed with the Panasonic G9 using VLOG-L.

A small collection of some of the insects that I have found local to where I live during May 2020.

Lenses used: mostly shot with the Panasonic 14-140mm and with super close-up footage using the Olympus 60mm Macro.

The DIY IKEA lightbox camera stand diffuser thingy

Here is a simple DIY project costing less than £10 using an IKEA ‘Trofast’ container. Build a camera stand lightbox/diffuser which gives surprisingly good results and is fun to use.

These cute cows are up to scratch! Panasonic G9, Tamron adaptall II 70-210mm lens, 4K VLOG-L 10BIT

Oddly satisfying. In a lock-down Coronavirus world the cows don’t care! These cows have to cope with all the insects that are presently thriving in this almost pollution and traffic free environment. The tree in this movie which is stripped of any cow height growth serves an important purpose.

Captured this during my well loved, can’t come soon enough, 1 hour exercise allowance!

Testing my old (1988) but trustworthy Adaptall II 70-210mm lens (46A), I had forgotten how much I love this lens.

Probably the best value motorised camera slider mod ever! ;-)

This simple camera slider mod can be applied to motorise many sliders. It’s simple to do, very effective and the components are cheap to buy at around $30. There are lots of options for powering the slider as well as customising the range of speeds.

This video has many slider samples featuring the Panasonic G9 and Olympus 60mm macro lens. The rest of the content was filmed by the Panasonic G80 with 12-60mm kit lens.

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Please note: This video was recorded at 25 fps. If the slider shots within this presentation do not look smooth try setting the refresh rate of your monitor or TV to a multiple of 25 (hz) i.e. 50hz, 75hz or 100hz. Thanks.

A Visiting Baby Greenfinch

We found this very tired little baby Greenfinch outside our living room window. It was in our garden for at least a couple of hours. The poor thing could not keep it’s eyes open. We kept an eye on him, he fully recovered his strength and took flight again.

Filmed with a Panasonic FZ1000.

Privet Hawk-Moth in our garden

We found this wonderful Privet Hawk-Moth in our garden, quite a beast! They can grow to have a wingspan of 12cm.

Relax to music & views as we take the ferry out of Portsmouth

Sit back and chill for 20 minutes to relaxing music and views as we take the ferry out of Portsmouth, England towards France on board the Mont St Michel (Brittany Ferries).

Other Stuff – Cute little birdie attacks camera! The real Angry Bird.

Sweet rare little bird (Cirl Bunting) decided to attack the video camera that I had placed in the garden to get some footage of him. Precious stuff.