After printing a few prototypes, I finalized the design for the filterholder. The holder for the Olympus µFT 8mm f1.8 fisheye isnow available as SLS laserprinted model.
I have updated the software to control the Photo Booth LED ring.
The new version includse a few bugfixes and a more stable connection to Breeze.
The setup image may be downloaded here.
The Ministry of Justice in the German province Rheinland-Pfalz introduced an end-to-end electronic processing of lawsuits. They celebrated the start by a symbolic launch of the system.
The Minister of Justice, Herbert Mertin himself pushed the button.
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.
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.
I gave the LED Ring Controller application a face-lift. It now supports both dslrBooth and Breeze. Configuration has been streamlined. To ease the installation I wrapped teh application in a setup image.
The eyepiece adapter for the OM-D E-M1 and E-M1 ii was a big success. I therefore designed another adapter for the OM-D E-M5 ii and E-M10 iii. Today, I ran a successful test, so the new adapter is made available through my webshop.
Wearer or eyeglasses know what I’m talking about. The standard eyecup doesn’t shield stray light good enough. Hoodman developed an eyecup that is huge enough to shield the eye even when wearing glasses. Unfortunately, it is available for Nikon and Canon cameras only. I therefore designed an adapter to allow using the Canon 22mm version with the OM-D E-M1 and E-M1ii.
… 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.
The latest issue of DiveMaster Features an article about my latest trip written by Sabine Kerkau. The article is illustrated with pictures taken by Ortwin Khan. One of the pictures was used for the frontpage.