5 Best Japanese 35mm Film SLR Cameras

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The last time we compiled a “Top Five” list we were focused on the simple joy of point-and-shoot cameras. The automated nature of the five cameras we chose was perfect for those photo geeks interested in making beautiful photos with ease. But today we’re going to talk about something a bit different.

Today’s top five is all about vintage SLR (single lens reflex) cameras. Back in their heyday, these machines were the diametric counterpoint to point-and-shoot cameras, and for more than half a century their robust construction and fully adjustable nature made them the choice of working photographers all over the world.

We know that experienced photophiles are already rolling their eyes, wondering how we could possibly distill the thousands of amazing SLR cameras into a list of only five. We understand, and we agree that there are too many fantastic SLRs to call this an all-encompassing list.

Instead, we’re here to present five of the very best…

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Lost Japan of Samurai and Courtesans in Some of World’s Earliest Colour Photos

Amazing pictures: Lost Japan of samurai and courtesans in some of world's earliest colour photos - Mirror Online

The group of five formidable samurai warriors in brightly coloured armour stare, stern-faced, into the camera.

It could be a photograph from a modern-day movie set. But it is actually one of the earliest colour photographs ever taken.

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Photographer Arranges Foods In Beautiful Color Gradients That Will Soothe Your Soul

Photographer Arranges Foods In Beautiful Color Gradients That Will Soothe Your Soul | Bored Panda

Color gradients and food as it ripens or cooks really get Brittany Wright, of Wright Kitchen, Seattle, going. Inspired by abstract artists, not food photography, her goal is to get people more familiar with what they eat by documenting how it changes.

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Photos of Giant Science Facilities That Look Straight Out of Science Fiction

Photos of Giant Science Facilities That Look Straight Out of Science Fiction

Scientists around the world create massive and elaborate facilities for carrying out groundbreaking research. Photographer Enrico Sacchetti is a guy who specializes in capturing them on camera. He’s a “science, technology, and industrial” photographer based out of Rome and London, and his images have appeared in many of the world’s top science and technology magazines.

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Photos of the Colossal Duga-3 Radar System Built by the Soviet Union

Photos of the Colossal Duga-3 Radar System Built by the Soviet Union

Duga-3 is a radar system set up by the Soviet Union in the 1970s as part of the nation’s anti-ballistic missile early warning system. Although official operations were ended in 1989, the gigantic antenna of the original Duga-3 still dominates the countryside near Chernobyl, Ukraine.

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digiKam Recipes 4.7.1 Released

A new release of digiKam Recipes is ready for your reading pleasure. This version features completely rewritten material on using digiKam to emulate various photographic effects (including the new recipe on how to create a faded vintage look). The book features two new recipes: Geotag Photos with Geofix and Update the LensFun Database. As always, the new release includes minor updates, fixes and tweaks.

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Readers who already purchased the book will receive the new version free of charge. If you haven’t received your copy, please send your order confirmation as proof of purchase to dmpop@linux.com, and I’ll email you the latest version of the book.

Learn more about digiKam Recipes, and buy it via PayPal, Amazon Kindle Store, and Gumroad.

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Install an ICC Display Profile on Kubuntu with KDE Plasma 5

ColorHUG, an inexpensive open source colorimeter, is a great little tool for calibrating a display and generating an ICC profile for it. But if you migrated to the latest version of Kubuntu featuring KDE Plasma 5, you might wonder how to install the existing ICC profile for your display. The easiest and quickest way to do that is to use the dispcalGUI application. You can install dispcalGUI using the Muon software center, or by running the sudo apt-get install dispcalgui command in the Konsole.

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Once dispcalGUI has been installed, launch the application, press the Load Settings button next to the Settings drop-down list, and select the .icc file. Use then the Install Profile button to install the selected profile either globally or for the current user only. That’s all there is to it.

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