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Manfrotto 323 vs. ebay clone


I got both a genuine Manfrotto 323 and the 12$ ebay clone and took some pictures for you to compare. The Manfrotto one looks more valuable. The release lever of the clone is a bit loose bit holds the plates in very well. The Manfrotto plates fit the clone very well too.

I think the clone is good enough for what I’m doing with it so I will stick with it.

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Instagram

As some may have noticed I don’t post often here. Writing here takes time because I want postings here to be a bit more elaborate.
That’s also the reason why it’s been silent here for much of the last year. There is more to come but this takes time
If you want to keep up with my shenanigans in the mean time I would like to point you to my Instagram account where I post more and on a regular basis.

greetings, Chris

Electronic viewfinder (EVF)

(This is the English language version of this posting: EVF)
What is this all about? Many old video camera (VHS era) are equipped with tiny black and white CRT screens as viewfinders. It is exactly these this posting is about. Many of them can be hooked up to a BAS or FBAS (Yellow RCA connector). Such as CCTV cameras or a Raspberry Pi to be used as a tiny screen or with the magnifying viewfinder assembly you can put it close to your eye and have a much larger image.

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Another Infrared comparison

I made another Infrared vs. RGB comparison but this time with different wavelength Infrared-cut filters.

I took this pictures on 14th Nov. 2015 at the Alte Donau subway station in Vienna/Austria.

You can click the knob (< >) and move the slider. By clicking the buttons you can load different wavelength images and their description texts to compare.
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EV calculated usind this Calculator

 

I modified my Olympus Pen E-PL1 to take Infrared pictures.

A little info on what this means and some example pictures

Comparison of an Infrared picture vs. a RGB picture on the basis of a phtograph of Vienna by night. Pay attention to the fog in the distance. (Drag the vertical bar to compare the photos)
Continue reading I modified my Olympus Pen E-PL1 to take Infrared pictures.