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.
I did a two weeks trip to Southern England. You may find impressions of the trip in my gallery.
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.
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.
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.