David Hancock


I write and I photograph and that's pretty much enough. You can check out my photography website (linked below) or buy my novel (it's really good) for your Amazon Kindle.
  • 04:21 What do the Aperture Numbers on a Zoom Lens Mean?

    What do the Aperture Numbers on a Zoom Lens Mean?

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    Zoom lenses, like a typical kit 18-55mm lens, show their aperture in a range, such as f/3.8-5.6, most of the time. But if an aperture is large enough to provide f/5.8 at 55mm, why can't it provide f/1.8 at 18mm? My Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/Da

  • 09:05 Bronia S2A Review and Photos

    Bronia S2A Review and Photos

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    Bronica's S2A is the most robust of the refined, gorgeous, and innovative cameras with the Bronica S mount. The S2A includes improved mechanical strength and adds a removable film back that the C bodies lack. The S2 and C2 series add a removable focusing

  • 02:34 Eliminating Flash Red Eye

    Eliminating Flash Red Eye

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    Aside from the built-in flash methods for red eye reduction that some on-camera (and strobe unit) flashes have, there are some very simple tips to prevent red eye when using flashes. This video looks at those basic tips. Use geometry to your advantage! Wh

  • 01:12 How s Rokkor Pronounced?

    How s Rokkor Pronounced?

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    For this video I reached out to a friend who is a native Japanese speaker to try and find out how Rokkor is pronounced. Rokkor, an adaptation of the Japanese Mount Rokkō, borrows from the Japanese pronunciation, ROCK-koh. ROCK-core is the closest English

  • 13:45 Pentax K-1 Review and Photos

    Pentax K-1 Review and Photos

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    Pentax, with what became known as the MZ-D, got Pentaxian hopes up early in digital camera history with the prospect of a full-frame DSLR. That prospect, in the following 15 years, became more of a wish, a dream, and at best an apparition for a hope that

  • 02:37 Photographing the Moon

    Photographing the Moon

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    Photographing the moon is an art unto itself. The technical side – f/11 to f/16 for a full moon when your shutter speed and film or sensor speed are the same – is easy. Using a larger aperture for different moon phases is easy. Mastering composition with

  • 06:05 How are Light Meter Modes Different?

    How are Light Meter Modes Different?

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    Averaging, matrix, center-weighted, and spot are the most-common general types of camera light meter modes. This video explains how they differ and touches on how to use them to great effect. My Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/DavidHancock Follow me

  • 03:14 What are Digital Sensor Hot Spots?

    What are Digital Sensor Hot Spots?

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    What are camera sensor hot spots and how are they fixed, or at least compensated for? How do they occur? All sensors leave the production line with dead pixels and hot spots. Some number of these is suitable for a sensor to pass quality control and be sol

  • 00:51 What is Lens Field Curvature?

    What is Lens Field Curvature?

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    In our continuing series on lens flaws, this video looks at focus plane curvature, or lens field curvature. All lenses have some amount of curvature, that is the plane of optimum focus curves or is wavy. That manifests in patterns of blur on lenses (this

  • 02:24 Do I need an f/1.2 Lens?

    Do I need an f/1.2 Lens?

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    The best way to obtain a nice, smooth background and good subject isolation with with a telephoto lens -- something in the range of 105mm to 250mm. But if a normal lens is a must-use, does having an F/1.2 aperture give an image better blurry background? O

  • 04:29 Image Stitching Tips

    Image Stitching Tips

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    My Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/DavidHancock Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/_David_Hancock_ Gear I used for Filming and Editing: Video Capture and Film Digitization- Pentax K-3 (http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/k-3/) or

  • 04:47 What is Opes Aperture Metering?

    What is Opes Aperture Metering?

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    My Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/DavidHancock Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/_David_Hancock_ Gear I used for Filming and Editing: Video Capture and Film Digitization- Pentax K-3 (http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/k-3/) or

  • 03:48 What is a Lens' Sweet Spot?

    What is a Lens' Sweet Spot?

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    My Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/DavidHancock Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/_David_Hancock_ Gear I used for Filming and Editing: Video Capture and Film Digitization- Pentax K-3 (http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/k-3/) or

  • 01:41 Why do Pentax Lenses have a Plastic Dot?

    Why do Pentax Lenses have a Plastic Dot?

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    My Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/DavidHancock Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/_David_Hancock_ Gear I used for Filming and Editing: Video Capture and Film Digitization- Pentax K-3 (http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/k-3/) or

  • 02:06 What Gear to Buy with my First Camera?

    What Gear to Buy with my First Camera?

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    My Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/DavidHancock Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/_David_Hancock_ Gear I used for Filming and Editing: Video Capture and Film Digitization- Pentax K-3 (http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/k-3/) or

  • 01:42 What is Image Clipping?

    What is Image Clipping?

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    This week's Ask DAvid looks at image clipping, what it is, and how it happens. Back in the day, with film, it was just called over- and underexposure, sometimes with the modifier "sever" thrown onto the front for good measure. Clipping is a modern term an

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