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Review: Mantona Pro Makro II Tripod

The Mantona Pro Makro is my first ball head equipped tripod. I’ve started searching for a better tripod since I’ve bought my Tamron Macro Lens last year. My old tripods where far too instable and too high (min. 50cm) for macro photography. I discovered the Brand “Mantona” while searching for Manfrotto tripods on Amazon. Manfrotto… (read more)

Digitizing old treasures

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Well, I have folder full of memories in form of black&white and color film. Yes, film. Additional there are some boxes full of slides. Some years ago I’ve tried to digitize them with a flatbed scanner but the results were far from acceptable. Last Summer I was able to get my hands on a film and slide scanner (lower price range) and wasn’t impressed either. The scans where ok for watching them at a small format in low resolution. The digitizing process was very convenient.

It wasn’t my device and I had only brought a view slides with me. So I had to find a better way to get my other old analogue photos into the digital future. In that case, google is your friend.

 

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Review: No Name Light Tent

A light tent or cube  is a nice tool for everyone who is planning to take product photos. Product photos are very irritating if they were taken in front of a disturbing background. Badly lighted products are often full of unwanted reflections or shadows.  Last year I searched on eBay for some photo equipment and discovered… (read more)