what photography related item did you buy this week?

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Finally it arrived today:

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(DAMN IT, I think the website hates ALL mobile devices, the picture was made with the iPad and it still doesn’t display properly, anywho) Finally got an L-Bracket for E-M1 Mark III, just a cheap (-ish, it was 10 quid) off eBay from China.

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The reason why I bought it is to make the camera a few millimetres taller so my pinky actually sits on the grip. It’s so much more comfortable hold it, it just adds a big of extra grip and stability and I don’t even care about the L actually and just kept the I instead.

Also a few days ago I added a red ribbon to the left strap slug (first time in my life where I found a use for that thing), I got the ribbon from a friend and I named my camera after her: Karen (YES, I am that kind of “nutter” that gives names and personifies objects [YES, my loneliness and depression is that severe :p ])
 

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Finally it arrived today:


(DAMN IT, I think the website hates ALL mobile devices, the picture was made with the iPad and it still doesn’t display properly, anywho) Finally got an L-Bracket for E-M1 Mark III, just a cheap (-ish, it was 10 quid) off eBay from China.

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The reason why I bought it is to make the camera a few millimetres taller so my pinky actually sits on the grip. It’s so much more comfortable hold it, it just adds a big of extra grip and stability and I don’t even care about the L actually and just kept the I instead.

Also a few days ago I added a red ribbon to the left strap slug (first time in my life where I found a use for that thing), I got the ribbon from a friend and I named my camera after her: Karen (YES, I am that kind of “nutter” that gives names and personifies objects [YES, my loneliness and depression is that severe :p ])
I like your zoom ring grips.
Where did you get them?

That is one thing that I do NOT like about the Olympus lens. The metal zoom ring grip gets slippery when my fingers get wet from sweat.
I am constantly wiping my hand on my pants to try to keep it dry.
 

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I like your zoom ring grips.
Where did you get them?

That is one thing that I do NOT like about the Olympus lens. The metal zoom ring grip gets slippery when my fingers get wet from sweat.
I am constantly wiping my hand on my pants to try to keep it dry.
And it's worse when it's cold and wet as well (basically 9 out of 12 months in the UK). Same issue with Panasonic Leica f 2.8-4 trio.
I got them for a Hong Kong seller, I actually wrote a review of their skins in the review section of the forum, I don't know if they would be willing to sell just the ring wrappings but you can talk to them about it. I actually talk to them for months (more like nagging them about making vinyl for Panasonic Leica 50-200mm f 2.8-4 ... a few weeks ago I noticed them released skins for the old Olympus 50-200mm f 2.8-3.5 SWD ... I was like really? Well if anyone has bought those you can thank me for that, accidentally that is :p ) and they are very understanding and helpful, amazing customer support so far.
 

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Needlepoint.

My wife said I don't want to know how much her needlepoint stuff costs.
She has a part time job to support that hobby.
I know nothing about needle point but I never imagined it'd be an expensive hobby.
 

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Clickless. I would have preferred if it clicked, but apparently video makers prefer clickless.
It however has a default.

Following is a test shot of a bookshelf:
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The top 2/3 is actually quite good, comparable in sharpness to the Canon EF 40mm STM, and better than the Pana 35-100 @ 35mm. But there is a definite problem in the lower part, and in particular at the lower left corner:
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We'll see if customer service comes with a solution...
Sorry about your lens! Hope you get it replaced. Keep us updated.
On another note, I like your choice of literature. Asimov. Verne. Vonnegut. Good stuff!
 

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I know nothing about needle point but I never imagined it'd be an expensive hobby.
Apparently the painted canvas is expensive.
An artist paints the canvas for the the needlepointer to follow, like paint by numbers.

Then the silk threads.

I would guess that you can do it cheaper by printed canvas and non-silk threads.
 

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Well ... I plopped down for the Olympus 60mm f 2.8 Macro since I don't know when (or if) that 100mm Pro Macro will show up and 249 £ for a brand new one is cheaper then even a used one (as the time of the writing subject to availability online :p )
 

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Federal of Brooklyn 8 mm Enlarging Camera Model 8-A

Federal Manufacturing and Engineering Corporation was a company based in Brooklyn, New York, US. The company's original name was Federal Stamping and Engineering Corp. They are mostly known for manufacturing photographic enlargers.

Federal of Brooklyn 8 mm Enlarging Camera Model 8-A is a camera for making photos of 8 mm cinefilm frames on 127 type roll film.
They also marketed a 16 mm model, logically named Model 16-A.

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The light source used is an E12 socket bulb. Power not shown. Voltage shown is 260 V.

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The image frame size is 4x6.5 cm.

The shutter mechanism has 2 fixed positions. Closed and Open, with no timing mechanisms.

To the right (sticking out) the spring wound stick to operate the shutter.

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Production year 1949.

@Panolyman: how's this for weirdest camera?
 

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I'm sorry Erik, but apart from the back resembling my first camera (A Kodak Brownie 127) I'm not sure it's a camera at all.
Though I think you've possibly had one of your brainwaves and have come up with a contraption to try and capture your weird ideas. :laugh:
 

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Federal of Brooklyn 8 mm Enlarging Camera Model 8-A

Federal Manufacturing and Engineering Corporation was a company based in Brooklyn, New York, US. The company's original name was Federal Stamping and Engineering Corp. They are mostly known for manufacturing photographic enlargers.

Federal of Brooklyn 8 mm Enlarging Camera Model 8-A is a camera for making photos of 8 mm cinefilm frames on 127 type roll film.
They also marketed a 16 mm model, logically named Model 16-A.

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The light source used is an E12 socket bulb. Power not shown. Voltage shown is 260 V.

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The image frame size is 4x6.5 cm.

The shutter mechanism has 2 fixed positions. Closed and Open, with no timing mechanisms.

To the right (sticking out) the spring wound stick to operate the shutter.

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Production year 1949.

@Panolyman: how's this for weirdest camera?
@Erich_H your camera collection:
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I'm sorry Erik, but apart from the back resembling my first camera (A Kodak Brownie 127) I'm not sure it's a camera at all.
Though I think you've possibly had one of your brainwaves and have come up with a contraption to try and capture your weird ideas. :laugh:
OK. I admit it. It's a camouflaged Blixt Gordon raygun. You've got me...
 

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Ordered a Rokinon 20mm Cine DS T1.9 in Nikon F mount from a fellow over on dvxuser. I already have Rokinon Cine DS lenses in Nikon F mount in 24mm and 50mm focal lengths, enough Nikon F to M4/3rds adapters to go around and a couple of Speedbooster clones. So the 20mm with one of those would give me a FF 28mm wide equivalent.
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I zoomed into the post office on my way to work to collect a Panasonic FZ300 bridge camera, bought used (I had a really excellent experience with the seller, which always makes for a happy outcome). At lunchtime I unpacked it and banged off a photo with 4cm-tall Violet Bear, which is representative of how many Victorians feel at present: unable to go outside and play like the rest of Australia!
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I'm hopeful that this camera will be the cheap-seat successor to my sold P100-300; the TZ80 I tried was utterly not, so I handed it on to my partner, who is enjoying the reach after using only his iPhone for years.
 
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