Olympus Angle Finder Adapter

Angle Finder Adapter for Olympus
Angle Finder Adapter

It’s hard to find an Olympus VA-1 angle finder. Therefore, I did some research to find an alternative. The Seagull universal angle finder hits the bill. It is available, reasonable priced and it got a mount for adaptors. In addition to the large number of adapters that are already shipped with the angle finder, I developped three more.

One for the OM-D E-M1 and E-M1 II, another one for the three cameras OM-D E-M5 II, E-M10 II and E-M10 III and a third one for the PEN-F.

My buzzer is bigger than your buzzer!

Bluetooth LE Buzzer
Bluetooth LE Buzzer

Oh yes, Mr. President. My buzzer is bigger than yours. Its working, and it makes people happy. It trigggers a camera instead of nuclear weapons. It brings fun and happiness without killing somebody.

It is horrible to watch a few madmen to spread fear and violence while starting wars. We can’t fence our nice little world good enough. One day war will be on our doorstep. The same war we already allowed for too long to exist. I therfore say a loud and clear NO to war and violence in any form. No matter if it is lead in the name of a god or for any kind of good cause. This madness has to stop now or our world will burst out in flames you won’t be able to control anymore.

This had to be said here and now.

#NoToWar

LED Ring Controller now as Windows Service

I overhauled the LED Ring Controller. It is now available as Windows Service. It runs in the background and can be started automatically at system startup.

A new function has been added to the LED ring firmware. It now supports a free running automatic countdown function. This allows to use countdown in Breeze or Darkroom Booth.

To support applications that can only call commandline functions, a helper application has been added.

The latest version of the software and firmware is now available on my website.

New version of the filter holder for the panasonic 7-14mm available

… long live the filter holder!

The mould for the Panasonic 7-14mm filter holder is dead. It did a good job but finally reached end of life. A new one would be too expensive.

I therefore uploaded the printing data to my Shapeways Shop. You may order a filter holder as 3D Selective Laser Sintered model directly from the shop. The filter holder isn’t as sturdy and doesn’t look that smug but it’s much cheaper.

Battery-Compartment Lid for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 II available!

Finally, the lid for the battery compartment is available for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 II. You may order it as spare part at via davinci, item number VP924500. Currently, delivery time is said to be 4 to 6 weeks.

With this part, if properly modified, you may use the BLH-1 battery adapter with the battery compartment closed. I ordered one and will write a modification guideline.

 

Diving in a vault …

Sometimes you have to go deep for a shallow dive. I was shooting pictures with Harald Hois in a medieval vault. The vault is partly flooded, but lat weekend, the water level was far below usual. It was therefore difficult to move without stirring up the sensitive silt layer at the bottom. Nevertheless we were able to take a few nice shots.

Find a few more pitures at my Modelling page.