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.
  • 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

  • 03:00 How do Entry, Mid-range, Advanced, and Professional Cameras Differ?

    How do Entry, Mid-range, Advanced, and Professional Cameras Differ?

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    Various camera tiers differ. They should. Not everyone wants, or needs, a gonzo professional camera. Understanding how they differ, and the key and most important way in which they differ, is important in understanding what type, or level, of camera is th

  • 10:09 What is your Rarest Camera?

    What is your Rarest Camera?

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    In this Ask David, I answer a question that a lot of camera collectors and other people who really love gear ask me: What is my rarest camera. Instead of jumping right into it, I take a few minutes to show some of the gems in the collection. Rollei video:

  • 04:55 What is Chromatic Aberration (Color Fringing)?

    What is Chromatic Aberration (Color Fringing)?

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    Chromatic aberrations come in a number of varieties. This video looks at color fringing, explains why it happens, how to ascertain if the color fringing from your lens can be prevented or minimized, and how to minimize color fringing. My Patreon Page: htt

  • 02:27 What is Lens Coma?

    What is Lens Coma?

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    Lens coma results from an imperfection in the way that a lens renders light around the periphery. Lenses like the Petzval, which is the poster child of poorly corrected lenses, typify this My Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/DavidHancock Follow me on

  • 16:19 All About Film: Rollei Vario Chrome

    All About Film: Rollei Vario Chrome

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    Rollei Vario Chrome was a limited edition film that, honestly, fell away from the Rollei brand as I understand it. The film was good for atmospheric images for photographers who are willing to take a chance that their images might not turn out as hoped, b

  • 12:10 All About Film: My Heart 200

    All About Film: My Heart 200

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    Film re-packs have been around almost as long as film. Manufacturers use re-packs to sell off unsold near- or past-code film or as stock for low-cost production runs to keep production lines running. Most re-packs are of lower quality than the maker-badge

  • 02:11 Why are Aspherical Lenses Important?

    Why are Aspherical Lenses Important?

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    In today's episode of Ask David I address why aspherical lenses are important, namely their ability to help correct lens issues related to field curvature. When aspherical lenses arrived, they made an immediate and significant difference in image quality.

  • 03:02 What is Lens Astigmatism?

    What is Lens Astigmatism?

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    In this week's Ask David, I address lens astigmatism and what it looks like. Astigmatism, a lens flaw that causes different image sections to have different focus AND magnification, is one of the more significant flaws that a lens can have. My Patreon Pag

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