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Cleaning Resistant Sensor Dust

Sometimes, conventional sensor cleaning is just not enough, especially on older cameras that have mostly never been cleaned or don't have the piezzo anti dust thing.

One Tree 6 Photos

One tree, 6 photos over 3 years.

The last SLT APSC DSLR: Sony ILC A77m2

The last Sony APSC camera with a semi translucent mirror from 2015.

The A Mount Family

Too bad the A700 died after a fall...

250 bucks camera of the month: Sony a77

The best camera I could buy last week for 250 bucks. 10 years old? who cares?

Full Spectrum Samsung WB35F

After the Pentax X90, I converted another cheap camera. The image quality is basically the same (super small sensor), but that little Samsung WB35F is much more practical: it's super small and fits in a pocket even with the IR filter on.

Home Made Gps For Nikon

With spare parts I made a GPS for my Nikon cameras.

Full Spectrum Comparison

Here is a comparison of color balanced photos: normal color, full spectrum, full spectrum + fdl filter and full spectrum + IR 720nm filter.

One possible infrared post processing

This is on possible post processing for an infrared photo, especially dealing with color blotching after channel swap and saturation/vibrance adjustements.

For fun: full spectrum Pentax x90 with infrared filter

I was cleaning, looking at old stuff and I found an old 49mm 720nm IR filter. I must have been using that on some Minolta lens when film was still a thing. I also found a Pentax X90 bridge camera catching dust...

Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD IF Macro for Minolta

Got that NOS lens from 2008 dirt cheap.

120Mp Composite From The Minolta 7D

Just for fun, a 120MP composite with the 7D and 70-210 Beercan.

Brand New Canon AF35ML Film Compact

Just received that pretty early 80's compact 35mm from Canon. It is just a very simple point and shoot that was quite succesfull at the time, an evolution of the 35M with the fastest lens on a compact: F/1.9

New toy: Minolta 700si film SLR

Got this one a couple days ago. It's a nice mid range Minolta film SLR from 1993.

Better Film Scanning With A Cheap Flatbed Scanner

I don't really plan to invest lot of money in shooting film. Therefore, I have to make do with a cheap 50 bucks Epson Perfection V330. And unlike its name suggests, it's far from perfect.

Nikon N50 F50

Here is a Nikon N50 / F50. Very good looking and in perfect working order, with a 35-80 and a few rolls of Kodak Ultramax.

A Pristine And Inexpensive Sony Dslr Alpha 700 A700

Received a very good looking Sony A700 for the price of a Nikon small battery.

ACR super resolution: print test

This will be a temporary conclusion to my non scientific fast and dirty Adobe camera raw super resolution VS Topaz Gigapixel AI.

ACR super resolution: another test

This is a quick update on my previous post. As before I let Gigapixel decide the best settings , and did not adjust anything in camera raw.

Adobe Super Resolution In Camera Raw

So I updated Camera Raw, and gave their new super resolution thing a try on some photos. Doubling the resolution of a photo is sometimes absolutely necessary. I will compare it here with Topaz Gigapixel with auto detect settings ON.

Farewell koken: finding a replacement /alternative

After another server update, koken, the photography oriented CMS I used on my website, was definitely broken and couldn't be saved.