Photo Geek Weekly Episode 35 – Cinema Macro and Creative Intent

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Photo Geek Weekly Episode 35 - Cinema Macro and Creative Intent

On this episode of Photo Geek Weekly, Allan Attridge rejoins the conversation to discuss the possibilities of macro cinematography, mobs of selfie shooters destroying it for the rest of us, modifying lenses for creative effects or buying a ready-made lens to beautifully mess with light. We also touch on Allan’s involvement with the Invisible Camera project we talked about on the previous episode with Chris Marquardt. Well worth the listen!

Story 1: The Laowa 24mm f/14 2x Macro Probe is a ‘Weird but Revolutionary’ Lens (via PetaPixel)

Story 2: How a ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ of Selfie-Takers Turned a Sunflower Farm Into Pure Mayhem (via fstoppers)

Story 3: See the ‘Magic Bokeh’ Results of Reversing an Element Inside a Vintage Lens (via fstoppers)

Story 4: Lensbaby’s New Sol Lens Has Bokeh Blades That Swing Into the Shot (via PetaPixel)

Picks of the Week:
Don: Infinity Optical InfiniProbe TS160
Allan: The original Canon EOS 5D (“classic”)

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Don Komarechka is the host of Photo Geek Weekly and Inside the Lens. From auroras to pollen, insects to infrared, much of Don’s photographic adventures reveal a deeper understanding of how the universe works. Exploring the world that we cannot see with our own eyes has been a common thread in Don’s career as a professional photographer.


  1. I have my Zenit MC Zenitar 50mm f/2 lens on order and it’s already been shipped. How long it will take to get here from Russia, who knows? It seems like a great partner to my Mir 1B lens that led to some unusual and beautiful photos.

    I also owned the original Canon 5D (in fact, I owned two of them). In addition to the shortcomings Allan mentioned I’ll add that the sensor on that camera is a real dust magnet so be prepared to do some serious cleaning if you use it. Mine was so dusty I sent one of them back to the Canon factory three times for cleaning with no help, and Canon finally replaced the glass filter over the sensor and it STILL had dust on it when I got it back!

  2. Hi Don! I really enjoyed your podcast last yesterday and I was also inspired to order the Zenit lens. Of course it hasn’t come yet but I went ahead and watched the video for reversing the element. It is difficult to see exactly what he does and which element exactly he is reversing. I am hoping that perhaps you could share some tips and suggestions after you reverse your lens. This is gonna be fun! Thanks for a great podcast! 🙂

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