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    I will be going to Tokyo this coming June and would really love to take such dreamy washed-out photos while I'm there. Please let me know what technique, camera, film/slide or accessories I would require in order to achieve such an effect!

    Cameras I have at the moment:
    1) Nikon D40X
    2) Lomo Fisheye

    Thanks!
    Last edited by zactora; 5th May 2009 at 10:03 PM.

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    PRetty sure there are some photoshop filters to do that
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    You need a terribly hazed Leica Summarit f1.5 uncoated lens

    Okay, that's probably not realistic for your current setup
    You could try searching the internet for reviews on ultra low contrast Nikon lenses (I don't use Nikon, i'm not an expert). Alternatively, search for adaptors which allow old lenses to be used with Nikon. Pick uncoated lenses if possible.

    What you are looking for is probably a lo-fi type of image. So search for really crummy lens. Maybe you would like one with haze.

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    i bet its taken with a 'lomo' camera.

    square format could be holga or the plastic bird.
    the rest could also be from a holga with a 35mm adapter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IamJeFfy View Post
    i bet its taken with a 'lomo' camera.

    square format could be holga or the plastic bird.
    the rest could also be from a holga with a 35mm adapter.
    Yup, looks like holga to me. The hazing probably due to plastic lenses...

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    use the lowest quality lens you have, with a dirty filter and no lens hood, with some luck you'd get the effect you need.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zactora View Post
    I will be going to Tokyo this coming June and would really love to take such dreamy washed-out photos while I'm there. Please let me know what technique, camera, film/slide or accessories I would require in order to achieve such an effect!
    you can start by looking for dirty windows to look out of.....

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    smudge your lens UV filter with your sweat and disperse it evenly for great effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blurry80 View Post
    smudge your lens UV filter with your sweat and disperse it evenly for great effect.
    vaseline also can...... not so ley chey have to squeeze out sweat if not hot

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    and don't forget to stand facing the sun.

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    With your UV filter on, put your lens into the fridge. After some time, take the lens out to shoot. Sure can get those fogged out effect....but must shoot faster before the 'effect' wears out

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    erm.... is this a trick question from TS? but i am sure there is some photoshop filters that can achieve such an effect. but to take the effect using the camera... if not i'm sure there is also some kinda filters that would add haze and color filters to give you the effect too. p
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    A guide to "how to make your holga lens mountable to your SLR Camera" for canon, nikon, sony, etc.
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    Default Re: How to take such photos?

    get a used plastic bag and put over your lens
    or shoot from inside the tour bus, make sure the sun light is falling on your lens to create lens flare

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    Get some oil and sweat from your face, and smudge it on the lens.
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    More like the result of an uncoated plain lens which is common/characteristic to produce flare/ghosting and glare when shooting against the light source. Results like from glass lens instead of plactic. Or could be from an old camera which has got its lens fully grown with fungus thereby behaving like an in-lens diffuser. I'd got some neglected lenses are in such situation, way beyond salvation.

    But...thinking of going all the way to Japan to get this typr of result ? Hmm...
    Last edited by cabbySHE; 9th May 2009 at 02:26 AM.

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    the 4th picture... that's the effect of plastic lens... A diana or holga can do that.. =)
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    Don't worry zac, time will come when nature will heed your call of a dreamy vision and your wish will be realized with a pair of eyes that sees dreamy vision wherever, in the mean time enjoy the sharp and crisp vision first.

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    Buy a $10 filter off any camera shop together with some fine sandpaper and sand off the surface of the filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DemonicAngelz View Post
    Buy a $10 filter off any camera shop together with some fine sandpaper and sand off the surface of the filter.
    No need sand paper, just rub it on a rough surface will do.

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