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.
Continue reading Manfrotto 323 vs. ebay clone
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.
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.
Continue reading How to figure out the pin out of an AV cable.
(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.
Continue reading Electronic viewfinder (EVF)
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.
Continue reading X-Ray of a graphics card
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.