Jan van der Meer's Nokia N8 Macro and accessory tips!

| October 11, 2010 | 8 Replies

Jan van der Meer is the ultimate camera buff and in these series of videos, he’s been using (what any self respecting camera buff should own :p) a Nokia N8. He’s got some great tips for us such as the new Joby Gorillapod (Every human with a camera/camphone NEEDS a gorillapod) with an arm for smooth swivelling/tilting.

In this video, Jan uses a macro lens on the N8. The results are great. Now we’ve seen from topolino70 how even simpler than this (with a magnifying glass) you can achieve some absolutely breathtaking close up videos with the N8. Another lens accessory used is the ultrawide angle, which you can see across Jan’s series.  A fantastic tip from Jan is to have the N8/Gorillapod on a piece of paper which you can smoothly slide across a macro scene (without the need for expensive rail rigs :P).

Oh and in trial sound tests with a couple of dedicated video recorders:

Captured with the new Nokia N8 smartphone Sanyo Xacti HD2000 and Sanyo Xacti Sh1. Sound microphone in this case from Nokia was the best!


Jan has some brilliant sites on the go, and http://www.Global-DVC.Org ; Taking a look at cameraeducator, I saw that Jan’s also hooked up his N8 to a steady cam (like the upcoming movie, “The Commuter” shot entirely on the N8).

Brilliant stuff!

via GlobalDVC


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Category: Nokia, Nseries, Symbian, Video

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