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TIL: SONY NEX-3N Has Focus Tracking

SONY NEX-3N has been my trusty companion for quite some time, and I thought I knew it pretty well. Turned out I was wrong. A few days ago, while wading through the camera’s menus, I stumbled upon the Tracking Focus function

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Experimenting with the Particle Photon Board

As an amateur photographer with a proclivity for electronics, I like to experiment with hooking my trusty SONY NEX-3N to electronic DIY contraptions. Usually, my projects are based around Arduino and Raspberry Pi, but I never pass up the chance

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digiKam Recipes 4.9.1 Released

A new release of digiKam Recipes is ready for your reading pleasure. This version features completely revised material on one of the most complicated subjects in digital photography: color management. The completely rewritten Color Management in digiKam recipe now provides an easy-to-understand introduction to key

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Transform an Android Device into an Open Source Camera

Transforming an Android device into an open source-based camera is actually easier than you might think. And while there are not very many Android open source photography apps out there, all the essential pieces are available on F-Droid and elsewhere. Install CyanogenMod There

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Weekend Project: Shooting with Tamron Adaptall 2 SP 500mm f/8 Mirror Model 55BB

A few months ago, I bought a Tamron Adaptall 2 SP 500mm f/8 55BB mirror lens. Not that I needed it, but the price was so low that it would have been silly not to buy it. The lens came with a Nikon

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Brief Notes on My digiKam Workflow

Every now and then, I get questions about an optimal digiKam-based workflow. It’s rather difficult to give general advice, as a lot depends on specifics. So I thought I’d share my photographic workflow for managing and processing photos in the hope

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Monkey Stole My Camera

Although I prefer to use a regular camera whenever possible, I do occasionally shoot with whatever Android device I happen to have on me. And since my digiKam library already has quite a few snapshots that I like, I thought I’d

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