Recently I found a broken HP elitebook 820 in the electronics junk at work. The notebook was already cannibalized for parts but the display still looked good.
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.
I have changed some details with the hosting of this site.
In theory everything should work as before.
If you are experiencing any problems, like broken links, please let me know in the comments or send me an e-mail
I needed to make an AV-Cable for a monitor but the vendor did not supply an appropriate cable so I had to make my own cable.
Let’s make a decorational tree quick
(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.
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 once again got to x-ray some stuff.
This time an old Motorola CPU , a seashell and a Peltier-cooler (TEC)
Continue reading Some X-Rays
I took an X-Ray and photos of the front and back of a GeForce 6800 GT graphics card.
A photo of the front of the graphics card in comparison with an X-Ray of the same spot.