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

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, http://www.CameraEducator.blogspot.com 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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  1. Stylinred
    October 11, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    wow this is awesome

    id love to get my hands on the macro lens

  2. October 12, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Jan has very creative and usefull tips! Thx to him I bought a gorillapod and every day I am learning from him new ways to use it.

  3. October 13, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    yeah this is a excited gift

  4. November 20, 2010 at 5:06 am

    I have a problem with the overall premise of your article but I still think its really informative. I really like your other posts. Keep up the great work. If you can add more video and pictures can be much better. Because they help much clear understanding. 🙂 thanks Oriani.

  5. Andy
    December 5, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    I was wondering if anyone had this desktop charger yet, it looks nice but just not sure of the quality. Price is decent too? Any comments would be appreciated. I just saw it on ebay link below

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BLACK-PREMIUM-DESKTOP-CHARGER-POD-NOKIA-N8-/160513740411

  1. December 6, 2010 at 12:44 pm

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