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.
  • 15:55 Minolta Alpha (Maxxum, Dynax) 9 Video Manual 3 of 3

    Minolta Alpha (Maxxum, Dynax) 9 Video Manual 3 of 3

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    The 9, Minolta's last professional film camera, represented an amazing achievement in camera design, engineering, and construction. Using the 9 presents a photographer with an opportunity to experience a camera like no other. The 9 was the finest 35mm cam

  • 13:02 Nikon FM2 Video Instruction Manual 2 of 2

    Nikon FM2 Video Instruction Manual 2 of 2

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    Nikon's FM2, probably their most robust and reliable camera, introduced the world to mechanical shutters capable of reaching 1/4,000th of a second. The FM2 had three variations through its production run to improve reliability and performance. Each iterat

  • 01:57 What is the Most Important thing a Photographer can Have?

    What is the Most Important thing a Photographer can Have?

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    In this episode of Ask David, we look at what the most important thing a photographer can have is. And no, the answer is not a fancy lens, or fancy camera, light meter, or even a cruddy lens or camera. What a photographer must have, or at least the most i

  • 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

  • 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

  • 33:59 Pentax K-3 & K-3 II Video Manual 1: Introduction

    Pentax K-3 & K-3 II Video Manual 1: Introduction

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    This six-part video manual series shows how to use both the K-3 and K-3 II. The cameras have significant overlap with only a few functions differing. Check out the video index to navigate the video and the references for more information. K-3 Brief Review

  • 07:11 Ask David: How do I use Chipped M42 Adapters?

    Ask David: How do I use Chipped M42 Adapters?

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    In this installment of Ask David we look at how to use a chipped M42 to modern lens mount adapter, the advantages over a dumb adapter, and some results from my EOS and Alpha chipped adapters. My Photography Website: http://www.5119photography.com/ Follow

  • 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

  • 01:24 Q1 2015 Teaser Channel Trailer

    Q1 2015 Teaser Channel Trailer

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    Here's what's coming soon (insofar as I'm capable of doing anything "soon") (these aren't in order): Ten Questions with Dan and David All About Film: Fuji Acros Video Manual: Miranda Sensorex Video Manual: Pentax MG What is the Zone System? How to use the

  • 31:24 All About Film: Ilford FP4+

    All About Film: Ilford FP4+

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    Ilford's FP4+ is one of the best all-around films ever made. It's a staple of both learners and professional film photographers. FP4+ delivers low-grain, high-tonal range results that work well in most settings, for most subjects, and with any camera. Thi

  • 13:42 Mamiya/Sekor 1000TL Video Manual 1 of 2

    Mamiya/Sekor 1000TL Video Manual 1 of 2

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    Preceding the better-known 1000DTL, the 1000TL was the first 35mm camera with a spot meter. TL, meaning through-lens for the metering type, became more commonly known as TTL in general terminology. Mamiya's TL series were produced for only a few years and

  • 18:36 Nikon F Video Manual, Video 2 of 3

    Nikon F Video Manual, Video 2 of 3

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    Nikon, in 1959, revolutionized the SLR industry and, writ large, professional and consumer photography. The Nikon F represented nothing short of a paradigm shift in photography and, to that end, is one of the most important camera designs ever released to

  • 09:36 Dry and Wet Lens Cleaning Tutorial

    Dry and Wet Lens Cleaning Tutorial

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    We use our lenses and demand much of them. The front elements, especially, can be splashed with rain, mud, and sweat; bumped by hands, elbows, and dog noses; or dirtied by myriad other terrible and creative destructive forces. Addressed when you return ho

  • 14:38 Pentax S1a (H1a) Video Manual, Video 2 of 2

    Pentax S1a (H1a) Video Manual, Video 2 of 2

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    Pentax's S1a (H1a) represented the end of the S line before the Spotmatics were introduced. A budget model, the S1a had the same construction quality and most of the same functionality as its peer, the Sv (H3V). This budget model lacked the self timer and

  • 24:19 Balda Baldinette Video Manual

    Balda Baldinette Video Manual

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    Balda's Baldinette was an entry-level folding camera meant to take snapshots of family events and vacations. That said, it can still return nice photos. Wide open, the lens is soft. Wide open and at close range, the background develops swirling coma. Stop

  • 01:24 Introduction to the Nikon D40, Video 12 of 12 (Viewfinder)

    Introduction to the Nikon D40, Video 12 of 12 (Viewfinder)

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    Nikon's D40 represented the first foray in the true entry-level DSLR market for Nikon. Succeeded by the Nikon D3000-series cameras, the D40 founded Nikon's entry-level DSLR family with strong DNA comprised of good image quality, no-frills usability, and a

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