Macro Photography on the D16

Macro photography is awesome because it allows you to see everyday objects in a fresh way. Our team feels similarly about the D16–that when you review footage from our camera, you see footage differently than you would view video; there is a quality to the image that makes you see the images in a new light.

So it made perfect sense to throw some macro lenses on the D16 and capture some fresh perspectives in a new way. But always with a bit of vintage flair, of course!

The following piece was shot with a series of different macro lenses and regular lenses on extension tubes. All of the lenses were set on F5.6 or F4 / 5.6 split to try and regulate the light / depth of field a little bit. The intention was to find macro lenses that would lend a narrative feel to 3 inch tall characters.

After shooting many tests across a few days, here’s our finished piece! We’re really proud of this one and we hope you enjoy it and share it with anyone you know who loves macro photography!

Macro Droids – shot on the Digital Bolex from Digital Bolex on Vimeo.

For those of you interested in a more detailed breakdown of how this piece was shot, here’s a step by step walkthrough of what we did for each image: Continue reading “Macro Photography on the D16” »

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Hello everyone!

We are pleased to announce that our online store is now open to the general public for orders of D16 cinema cameras and accessories! We are offering a limited run of 500 cameras for pre-sale. These cameras will ship in 8-12 weeks. Our other accessories, such as apparel, camera bags, and batteries, will remain open from now on. We have a lot of great items, so even if a camera is outside of your budget right now, cruise on over to check out what we have in stock!

Special Offer: We have an exclusive $100 discount code on the camera available to readers of that expires 12/20. To take advantage of that, use “nfsreader13″ at checkout. We are also offering a $20 discount when you purchase a Switronix battery bundle at the same time as you purchase a camera.

If you are a Kickstarter camera backer and you order a Switronix battery from us before your camera goes out, we will cover your shipping cost! So please email us for details.

For those of you interested in purchasing a camera, we recommend contacting your financial institution and letting them know that you plan to make a large purchase; we have run into a number of individuals whose banks have declined the transactions due to size. PayPal is accepted by our online store.

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Once you create an account, you will need to click “Log In” again and fill in your new username and password in order to gain access to the store. Then you can navigate to, or select it from the menu at the top of our site.

Thanks for your support, and feel free to reach out to us at at any time during your checkout process if you have questions,

Joe and Elle