PictureFX v2.0

I am the developer of a series of scripts ( profiles ) and CLUTS for use in RawTherapee, I named PictureFX. PictureFX CLUTS helps to create personalized and artistic effects. PictureFX Profiles are for sharpening, denoising and other development actions in RawTherapee. Thanks to David Tschumperlé PictureFX CLUTS can also…

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Berlin and Moscow – Optics and Cameras – Part II

Starting at the point where I wrote this : “FTF or Register is the distance between/from flange to film, or mount to film, and thus also flange/mount to sensor. This distance ensures that the focus of the lens falls on the right place. Otherwise told, you can assume that a…

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The Classic Camera Project – How to buy a good classic camera

Who still buys old analog cameras ? Photography students, Lomographers, a few die hard real film lovers, and not to forget : camera collectors. These last one are a completely different buyers group, as for a collector other factors are important, like its state. A real user needs a camera…

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Classic Camera Project – Minolta AL-F

  A few weeks ago I bought a good looking Minolta AL-F at a flea market. At first sight, everything was still working, the shutter is of the type Seikosha, so no problems with translucent or malfunctioning curtains . Back home I established the batteries had leaked. Cleaning the battery…

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