Testing out an experimental and completely impractical camera setup to maximize a noisy, soft, artifact-laden, and overall lo-fi image in-camera. I used a 2011 consumer bridge camera (Lumix FZ47), a 2010 DOF adapter (Redrock M3), and a lens from the early 1980s (Nikkor AIS 50mm f/1.8). Sony F35s are selling for around $4500 each, but this setup gets me a CCD sensor with an S35 field of view for around $200. Obviously, the results are nowhere near as good, and there are quite a few challenges to overcome (no HDMI output, or even 24fps) but I actually kind of like this look. It is not like anything I have been seeing lately.
Chris Dean is a world-ranking practitioner of footbag (think solo hackey sack with mind-boggling tricks), as well as an avid juggler.