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.
  • 32:57 Pearl River TLR Video Manual

    Pearl River TLR Video Manual

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    The Pearl River is a stand-out among the typical Chinese TLRs. With different, simpler construction and very good lens optics, the Pearl River can be easy to use and take nice photos. Also, these are plentiful around much of the world and can be one of th

  • 28:35 Zeiss Ikon Continamatic II Video Manual

    Zeiss Ikon Continamatic II Video Manual

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    Zeiss' Continamatic II ended the Continamtic line for its trim level, and the line left on a high-note. These rangefinders were well made, took exceptional photos, and combined easy use with a nice design to make cameras that are enjoyable to use. A typic

  • 20:52 Zeiss Ikon Contaflex I Video Manual

    Zeiss Ikon Contaflex I Video Manual

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    Zeiss cameras represent the most meticulous and incredible lens and mechanical engineering and production of their era, and of many decades afterward. Leave it to the Germans to make cameras with such precision and care that, even more than a half century

  • 22:49 Yashica Minister-D Video Manual

    Yashica Minister-D Video Manual

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    Yashica's Minister-D, still one of the handsomest cameras ever made, packed a lot of features and excellent construction into an ergonomic body with a good lens. The light meter, by today's understanding, is complex and requires a slight paradigm shift in

  • 02:50 Ask David: Do I Need a UV Filter?

    Ask David: Do I Need a UV Filter?

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    In this episode of Ask David, I answer the question ' Do I need a UV or protective filter for my lens?' We answer the question and then talk about other options that provide a better level of lens protection without affecting image quality. My Photography

  • 05:08 Ask David: Most Important Thing about a Lens?

    Ask David: Most Important Thing about a Lens?

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    In this episode of Ask David I answer the questions 'what is the most important feature in a lens?' The answer may surprise you as it's not a common key lens characteristic. Ultimately, the most important thing about a lens is how well it can be used to d

  • 18:05 Pentax LX Video Manual 2 of 2

    Pentax LX Video Manual 2 of 2

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    Pentax's LX was, for most people, the gold-standard in professional, system camera for manual focus bodies. With a 21-year production life, the LX remained in production as long or longer than other venerable cameras like the Nikon F3 and Pentax K1000. Th

  • 06:31 Ask David: What's the Best Film?

    Ask David: What's the Best Film?

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    In this episode of Ask David, I answer a question about the best film. There are a lot of best films, and the best film for one setting may not be the best film for a different setting. This answer presents some personal favorite films that are good for l

  • 03:49 Ask David: Street Photography, What Lens?

    Ask David: Street Photography, What Lens?

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    In this episode of Ask David, I answer a question about choosing a street photography lens. Street photography has a lot more to it than lens choice, and entire YouTube channels could be dedicated to the practice. But in general, a good street photography

  • 08:23 Ask David: What Makes a Good, Basic Camera Kit?

    Ask David: What Makes a Good, Basic Camera Kit?

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    In this episode of Ask David, I help a viewer who needs help building a good camera kit. We look at the basic kit, a camera and lens, and then two inexpensive lens options you can pick up to give you a lot of lens usability. A few other items, like a trip

  • 02:45 Ask David: Studio Work, What Lens?

    Ask David: Studio Work, What Lens?

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    In this episode of Ask David, I answer "what lens should I use for a studio assignment?" Studio work benefits from standard lenses to short telephotos, depending on your subject. You'll also want a fast lens. This video explains why and provides some tips

  • 13:06 NATO Anti-Sub Screen Magazine Special Edition

    NATO Anti-Sub Screen Magazine Special Edition

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    A few years ago I found a large reel of 35mm movie film with an audio track. It took a while to get it digitized, but here is the result. The 13-minute clip has 171 splices, so I apologize now for the clicks in the audio track. The footage was part of a N

  • 05:40 Ask David: Macros, What Lens?

    Ask David: Macros, What Lens?

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    In this episode of Ask David, I answer the question 'what lens is best for macros?' This episode looks at lens options for two major types of macros: insects and other subjects you're looking for and flat-field reproduction such as with stamps and coins.

  • 04:54 Ask David: Sports, What Lens?

    Ask David: Sports, What Lens?

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    In this episode of Ask David, I answer the question 'what lens is best for sports?' If this episode has one take-away, it's this: go into a sports shoot with a lens you know well. A longer or faster lens won't save you if you fumble with the zoom or other

  • 04:59 Ask David: Portraits, What Lens?

    Ask David: Portraits, What Lens?

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    In this episode of Ask David, I answer the question 'what lens is best for portraits?' The answer includes a range of focal lengths and touches on the importance that focal length has in flattering conversions of three-dimension subjects to two-dimensiona

  • 05:14 Ask David: Landscapes, What Lens?

    Ask David: Landscapes, What Lens?

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    In this episode of Ask David, I answer the question: What lens should I use for landscapes? We look at some specific focal lengths and I provide some tips for picking the best lens to take landscape photos with. My Photography Website: http://www.5119phot

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