Add metadata to pictures with RawTherapee, with the help of Profiles

For a while now, I have been editing exif data from my pictures with gThumb. It was easy, contained (almost) all the fields I needed, and showed up in Flickr, and although I am still interested in the possibility to insert a watermark in RT, I am more and more…

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Berlin and Moscow – Optics and Cameras – Part III

In the first two chapters we learned the theory, now let’s bring it into practice. History and choices made by the brands have left a stamp on what’s possible today. If you want to make use of vintage lenses on a DSLR, the best choice is Pentax. Pentax is the…

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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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Old lenses on new cameras

While i am a specialized Pentax user, I also use other brand lenses with other kind of mounts. Especially M42 and PK* lenses. To do this, you need an adapter to convert M42 to K* mount ( * also referred as PK mount ) PK* lenses can be mounted without…

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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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