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.
  • 00:51 New 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

  • 13:12 Fast, Quick, and Permanent Camera Light Seal Replacement using Cotton Yarn

    Fast, Quick, and Permanent Camera Light Seal Replacement using Cotton Yarn

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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

  • 10:48 Minolta Maxxum 5 (Dynax 5, Alpha Sweet II) Review and Photos

    Minolta Maxxum 5 (Dynax 5, Alpha Sweet II) Review and Photos

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    Is the Five the best thing to come out of the 1990s at all? Well, not quite, but whether you call it the Five or the Alpha Sweet II; this is the best 90’s entry-to-mid-level camera. Period. End of story. The Five so far out paces the comparable cameras, a

  • 07:14 Nikon FE2 Review and Sample Photos

    Nikon FE2 Review and Sample Photos

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    Photography is a hobby or profession of compromises, and the Nikon FE2 makes very few and the compromises it makes are largely unimportant. What that means is that the FE2 is a fantastic mix of elegant interface design and capabilities that will leave few

  • 03:16 Do Modern Lenses have Hyperfocal Distances?

    Do Modern Lenses have Hyperfocal Distances?

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    Back in the day, and still today on high-end lenses, lenses came with what were called distance scales to guide photographers in what parts of a photo would be in focus at a given aperture. The smallest aperture (for 35mm photography, typically f/16 for a

  • 03:16 Do Colored Filters Work with DSLRs

    Do Colored Filters Work with DSLRs

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    Film and digital media perform much differently. Film sees light in a much different way that digital sensors do. This video discusses using colored filters on digital, a good digital workaround that replaces colored filters, and what types of filters are

  • 04:56 What is the Hardest Photography to do?

    What is the Hardest Photography to do?

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    The hardest type of photography isn't one specific type. It varies for all people and photographers. The hardest photography is one that has challenges that the photographer can't surmount.. My Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/DavidHancock Follow me

  • 24:31 All About Film: Ultrafine Red Dragon (and Redscale in General)

    All About Film: Ultrafine Red Dragon (and Redscale in General)

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    Ultrafine Film is a fairly well known budget film supplier here in the U.S. They provide bulk stocks, likely from other makers' excess runs, at affordable prices. This video looks specifically at Ultrafine Red Dragon. The principles, editing techniques, a

  • 04:14 Do I Need an Entry or Professional DSLR?

    Do I Need an Entry or Professional DSLR?

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    Getting the best camera for your needs will make you the happiest photographer you can be. Last week we talked about the interface differences between various camera tiers. This week we build on that discussion to evaluate how to decide what you actually

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