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Work in Progress

I’m working on a new photography-related Raspberry Pi-based project. There is still a lot to do, but the current prototype is already usable.

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Restoring Letter Paint on Vintage Cameras

Brassing is one thing, chipped paint is another. The former gives your camera a classy vintage look, the latter makes the camera look ugly. Case in point, my recently acquired Nikkormat FTn. Most lettering and markings on the camera look

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Meet Harry Mueller – Camera Magician

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Tamron 80-210mm f/3.8-4 Adaptall 2 (103A)

According to adaptall-2.org, this particular model was Tamron’s best selling lens throughout the early to mid 1980s due to its performance, price, and ergonomics. Because of its popularity, the lens is relatively cheap. I bought mine in mint condition (including the

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Publish Photos with Pygmyfoto on Raspberry Pi

A Raspberry Pi-based server is perfectly capable of sharing photos on the Web. But instead of deploying Gallery, Piwigo, or any other heavyweight photo publishing application, you might want to opt for something nimble like Pygmyfoto that offers a straightforward

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Pygmyfoto on Raspberry Pi with BlinkStick

Besides this blog and Google+, I publish my photos on a Pygmyfoto instance running on Raspberry Pi at my home. Instead of integrating Pygmyfoto with a third-party web stats application like Piwik, I opted for a less complex, but more colorful solution

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Retro Macro: Tamron SP 300mm f/5.6 Adaptall 2

It all started with a Tamron 70-150mm f/3.8 CZ-715 Adaptall lens I got thrown in as a freebie when I bought my Nikon F-301. Although I had a vague idea of the Adaptall technology, I knew nothing about this particular lens.

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