Monday, July 3, 2017

Lomo To Gif

Lomo To Gif is a little tool that I made to process Octomat photos into little gif flipbook like animations. It's super simple and super meh code but it's available on GitHub here.

Use it in practice here.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Sigma 150-600 Sport Comfort Handle

The Sigma 150-600 Sport lens is a beast at 2.8kg. This makes it very hard to handle handheld and indeed most people will use this lens on a monopod or tripod. I'm more of a run and gun photographer though so I took matters into my own hands, literally. Introducing the Sigma 150-600 Sport Comfort Handle. Now built for humans, you know the things with fingers.

This thing is a pretty large part which would be expensive to print completely solid. If you want to do that however you can buy one on Shapeways here.

To make a small production run I decided to use a cheap FDM print with low infill to make a mold. This part would not be strong enough to be functional but does a great job of being a positive of the shape. The mold was constructed out of silicone rubber and then a grip was cast with fiberglass reinforced epoxy. The resulting part is EXTREMELY strong and after a coat of paint looks almost exactly like the renders.