On-Photography: How To Successfully Disassemble a Cheap Action Camera To Modify!

In this episode we will be show how easy it is to successfully disassembly a cheap action camera! Since these things are so dirt cheap they are great platforms to modify adding things like an external Mic input speakers, extent WiFi antennas and removing the “hot mirror” making them full spectrum cameras. In fact the list is endless what you can do! Now I have done a number of these mods and found most of these cheaper cameras all come apart alike so wanted to share this with you!

Looking for a cheap action cam to hack? Well check out these as we have compiled a list here: on-photography.pictures/cheap-action-cameras/

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On-Photography: Shooting On Lake Huron with the YI M1 and a 500mm Lens!

What if you connected a majorly BIG lens to your YI M1 what would the pictures look like? Would they be any good, is it hard to focus and so on! Well we are going to hit the cold empty beaches of Lake Huron and see! Because we a going to connect 500mm long refractive lens via T-Mount to the YI M1 and do some LONG distance shooting so will it be a bust is there some value here? Well see for yourself!

Neewer High Definition Multi-coated 500mm f/8 Preset Telephoto Lens for YI M1 by Using T-Mount: amzn.to/2Bm15Kz

Fotasy MAT2 T2 T Lens Micro 4/3 Camera Mount Adapter Ring: amzn.to/2iilTJX

Quality yet affordable travel tripod for long lens use: amzn.to/2BlX1K3

YI M1 4K Video 20 MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with Interchangeable Lens 12-40mm F3.5-5.6 Ice Silver(US Edition): amzn.to/2xGMvLm

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On-Photography: Testing Video Stabilization on the YI M1 Version 3 Firmware!

So with the new version 3 firmware out, how does video stabilization work? Well since it is digital [stabilization] we know there will be some cropping so the smaller the resolution the likely better it will be. So we are going to take to the chilly November shores of Lake Huron and shoot some test video and see.

Note: the digital stabilization isn’t going to remove the jerkiness of my hand, yet should the shot. Now spoiler alert, watch the 4K version close then the 1080p. As the other thing I discover (if you can call it that) is the YI M1 needs a solid “focus” for the stabilization to work as what the computer inside the camera is doing, is finding reference points on each frame and digitally aligning them. So if the focus fall out or softens, the stabilization with lose the points and therefore stabilization will be lost

My summary: It is better then nothing, however far from pro and for a $300 camera it still is mind numbing the number of pro-sumer features it packs in and the fact YI keep improving it via firmware. So as an entry level camera on budget, I highly recommend it!

Fotasy MAT2 T2 T Lens Micro 4/3 Camera Mount Adapter Ring: amzn.to/2iilTJX

YI M1 4K Video 20 MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with Interchangeable Lens 12-40mm F3.5-5.6 Ice Silver(US Edition): amzn.to/2xGMvLm

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On-Photography: USB to 12 Volts for Less Than $10 Bucks!

In this episode of On-Photography, we will be looking at the neat find we made, as let me ask you a question? Have you ever needed 12 volts to power something but only had a 5 volt USB power bank? Well that was my problem too and I solved for less then $10 bucks! Now I was all set to solder up my own circuit and all but when I came across this, it was cheaper than I could even think of making one for!

Adapters:
ARECORD USB A Male to 12V Car Cigarette Lighter Socket Female Converter: amzn.to/2BdI6lj
KUNCAN Dc 5v to Dc 12v Converter Step Up Voltage Converter 5ft Am to Dc 5.5 x 2.1mm: amzn.to/2zh0OHq
KUNCAN Dc 5v to Dc 9v Converter Step Up Voltage Converter 5ft Am to Dc 5.5 x 2.1mm: amzn.to/2hOehPK
KUNCAN DC 5v To DC 9v or 12v Adjustable Step-up Voltage Regulator Converter with Switch: amzn.to/2hKe14i

Power Banks:
Anker PowerCore 10000: amzn.to/2BocGsn
Portable Charger with the Longest Battery Life, ROMOSS 10000mAh: amzn.to/2hPMKgH

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On-Photography: Firmware V3 for YI M1 is It a Winner?

n this episode we will be talking about the new Version 3.0 firmware which was released November 1st for the YI M1 as I have been using it for a bit and will share with you my thoughts as well as what additions where made as this is a major game changer for $300 mirrors Micro 4/3rds camera and still can’t get over it! For more information on this and other projects, visit us at on-photography.pictures/

To upgrade, just start the app on your phone while connected to the internet and follow the prompts.

** Changes per YI web site **

-Added exposure control in the mode P/A/S/M for video capture
-Added AF/MF control for video capture
-Added RAW+JPG format for still capture
-Added still image option in Time Lapse
-Added the option to shoot 1-3 images when using the self-timer
function with an initial 2 or 10 second timer
-Added a histogram in live view mode for both still and video capture
-Added new focus viewing modes with improved image quality
including 6x, 8x and 10x magnification in manual focus mode
-Added 2 ways to show the metering mode in the UI
-Added the user guide (restoring factory settings to view)
-Added multiple selection of images for deletion
-Added 2 new options for the display grid
-Auto Exposure algorithm optimisation
-Master Guide template display logic optimized
-Improved Autofocus Speed
-Fixed some known bugs and improved overall stability of the camera
-Changed the thumbnails in each screen from 9 to 12 images

On-Photography: Unboxing and Discussing a Low Cost Fluid Head Mount!

For more information on this and other projects, visit us at on-photography.pictures/ as in this episode we will be a cheap and cheerful fluid head mount we picked for smaller mirrorless cameras like the YI M1. This is a handy addition for a travel tripod, slider or small rigger and the price makes it easy to toss into your bag and run with it!

GkGk G06 Tripod Pan Head, 360 Degrees Smooth Rotation Hydraulic Damping Three-Dimensional Aluminum Alloy Tilt Head with Quick Release Plate for Tripod, Monopod, Slider, DSLR Camera, Camcorder: amzn.to/2iirsbj

What You Get:

√ 1 x GkGk G06 Professional Tripod Pan Head
√ 2 x GkGk 1/4″ to 3/8″ Convert Screw Adapter
√ 1 x GkGk Warranty Card
√ 1 x Original GkGk Box
√ ★Friendly Customer Service
√ ★12 Month Worry-Free Warranty