OSP Magazine December

The December edition of OSP Magazine consists of 8 pages this time (this included) and many links to external pages, hopefully there’s something for you! In the last two months and so after switching to magazines I have learned two things: OSP Photography apparently shows up very well in search results for Recipes, Luts andContinue reading “OSP Magazine December”

Shotcut Video Editor

About Editing, So you’re actually a photographer, just like me ?Then I can assume that you don’t have any film editing software lying around ?well, you’re lucky !Just like the great Open Source Software RawTherapee, Darktable and Digikam for photography,you have Shotcut for creating top quality movies.And it is available for Windows, Mac OS andContinue reading “Shotcut Video Editor”

OSP Magazine October

Content Changes Film Simulation Updates More Film Simulations : PictureFX and FreshLuts ExifShot – Exif information on your pictures Darktable Tutorial : Copying the Look and Feel from a Picture and Create a LUT or 3DLut – Part II My Camera Gear – Perfectioning and Upgrading Event : Bushcraft Weekend from 1 to 3 OctoberContinue reading “OSP Magazine October”

A Follow Up on the Tokina SZX f8 400mm and other Big Guns

The last articles have always been about Luts or Recipes, so now it’s high time to talk about gear, more specifically lenses, and even more specifically : the Big Guns !Long focal length lenses, I usually speak of them as if they were weapons, and that’s because long focal length lenses are usually large andContinue reading “A Follow Up on the Tokina SZX f8 400mm and other Big Guns”

Olympus Tough TG-6

Suppose you want a camera that you can easily put away,is waterproof, shock proof, frost resistant, can shoot macro and far away, film in 4K, provides your pictures from exact shooting location, and if possible more…Not an abnormal question I think, because if you are sportsman, adventurer, nature person and even a family man, youContinue reading “Olympus Tough TG-6”

Berchirly Canvas/Leather Messenger 14inch

It’s been about eight months since I wrote about “The Bowery Berchirly” an ONA Camera Bag Alternative Today I am writing about the bigger brother, although the smaller version can perfectly suffice for a day trip, and can easily hold a camera with 3 lenses – sometimes you just want more volume.You could say the smallerContinue reading “Berchirly Canvas/Leather Messenger 14inch”

“Unboxing” GrossGrade Professional Color Enhancement & Grading

Hey, A “normal unboxing” is a video in which someone receives a package and unpacks it. The unpacker provides a video and the steps he takes with comments and thus gives his very first impression.Well, I don’t have a package here, but I do have some new software that I found on the internet –Continue reading ““Unboxing” GrossGrade Professional Color Enhancement & Grading”

Fujifilm X-H1 Recommendations & Accessories

There are many other websites that promote accessories to use with your Fujifilm X-H1,this list of recommendations and accessories will be different than theirs. Not everyone will agree with my list, but it’s my take on what’s best. This list is also not specific to the Fujifilm X-H1 only,If you buy a second-hand camera, theContinue reading “Fujifilm X-H1 Recommendations & Accessories”

Tokina SZX Super Tele 400mm f8 Reflex MF – Review by Jarvis

The Tokina SZX f8.0 400mm, a new mirror lens released by Tokina from august 2020. Mirror lenses where popular in the 70’s and 80’s – by the 90’s, nobody wanted them anymore.What has changed ?The digital camera has come and broken trough, but that has been a while now.Especially the arrival of mirrorless cameras withContinue reading “Tokina SZX Super Tele 400mm f8 Reflex MF – Review by Jarvis”

Meike Extension Tube Set MK-F-AF3

One of the subjects I like to photograph are flowers, plants, mushrooms etc. but sometimes those things are very small, and the range of your standard lens or zoom is just not close enough. I use my XF 18-135mm a lot and it can actually close focus pretty well, but to be able to photographContinue reading “Meike Extension Tube Set MK-F-AF3”

Fujinon XF 70-300mm f4-5.6 R LM OIS WR and Tele Converter XF 1.4x TC WR – First Impression

1) How I came to this purchase (if you want to skip my boring and sleep inducing chatter, please scroll down to nr. 3) : The story starts with making a very important decision, which is to put my entire Pentax gear up for sale and switch completely to Fujifilm. That decision came after theContinue reading “Fujinon XF 70-300mm f4-5.6 R LM OIS WR and Tele Converter XF 1.4x TC WR – First Impression”

Fujifilm X-H1 First Impression 2021

The Fujifilm X-H1 – 24MP X-Trans IIIThese are my first impressions after buying this camera second-hand mid-June 2021. When I first got hold of the camera, it immediately felt perfect, a nice big grip, well placed shutter button, and finally a viewfinder that is placed in such a way that you don’t have to stickContinue reading “Fujifilm X-H1 First Impression 2021”

Reviewing my camera gear, should I upgrade or not ? – Part two

Hello, hereby the second part of “Reviewing my camera gear – should I upgrade or not ?”First of all, I wrote this after I made my decision, but I did write it in order as it actually happend.I can assure you that for me too, the outcome was very surprising. First let me sketch whatContinue reading “Reviewing my camera gear, should I upgrade or not ? – Part two”

Reviewing my camera gear, should I upgrade or not ? – Part One

Buying a new camera is always fun, the question is do you really need it?Sometimes it’s hard to decide because the urge to buy that new toy can be bigger than what your mind says.Should I buy or not – dilemma ! So, recently I did this research on how to make an informed decision,Continue reading “Reviewing my camera gear, should I upgrade or not ? – Part One”

How To Convert Lut’s ?

In my previous post “How To Preview all your Luts ?” we talked about a program that could produce a preview of your Luts.Bulk Lut’s Previewer is a real asset for those who have a lot of Luts on their computer, but there was one problem, you couldn’t preview Haldclut’s or PNG files.Today we haveContinue reading “How To Convert Lut’s ?”

How To Preview all your Luts ?

Do you like Film Simulations ?Do you use Lut’s for this ?Then you should definitely read on ! If, like me, you have a lot of Lut’s on your computer, it can be difficult to find out which Lut fits best with a picture,especially if you have to load them one by one in yourContinue reading “How To Preview all your Luts ?”

125 Free Luts

Yes, 125 free Luts – all in Cube format, this time from commercial manufacturers : ON1 and Rocketstock.But they are free, only an email is required but no registration for ON1, direct download for Rocketstock.Just to be clear, I don’t get money to promote someone or a company, normally I don’t like to use commercialContinue reading “125 Free Luts”

New Addition for the “Largest Collection of Presets” list – t3mujinpack of João Pedro Almeida

updated 20 march 2021 I have found a nice collection of presets for use in Darktable.I haven’t been able to test them myself yet, but it looks very good, and it’s an impressive list of film simulations.Unfortunately, at the moment all of my time is going into work (my last 5 weeks before retirement), andContinue reading “New Addition for the “Largest Collection of Presets” list – t3mujinpack of João Pedro Almeida”

My Fuji and … an Olympus OM System G. Zuiko Auto-W 35mm f:2.8

No sharpness tests, pixel counting or other technical mumbo jumbo, just everyday pictures with the intention of showing the view angle, color pattern and character, and my thoughts of the lens. Olympus OM System G. Zuiko Auto-W 35mm f:2.8 I had been working on this lens review for a while, I think even before theContinue reading “My Fuji and … an Olympus OM System G. Zuiko Auto-W 35mm f:2.8”

Fujifilm X-T1 – Best digital camera for 35mm film replacement

Promised at the end of November 2020, but due to the pandemic had not had enough time to thoroughly test it, but here it is finally the Fujifilm X-T1, not a real review because there are enough to be found, but an overview of its qualities and why it still an interesting camera to buyContinue reading “Fujifilm X-T1 – Best digital camera for 35mm film replacement”

Cleaning Your Camera Sensor using the VSGO APS-C Sensor Cleaning Kit

First to clarify: I do not receive any money, reimbursements or free products from VSGO or anyone else to promote this product. The reason why I use the VSGO kit is purely because for me the product is good and the price is also good, no more no less. In any case, I would adviseContinue reading “Cleaning Your Camera Sensor using the VSGO APS-C Sensor Cleaning Kit”

Cover Picture January 2021

Of course for everyone first and foremost a safe, healthy and prosperous 2021! For who’s interested in Film Simulation and Lut’s, be sure to scroll down and read the maybe interesting information for you at the end of this blog. And what about the picture ? Well, taken with an Olympus OM-D-E-M10 first generation, andContinue reading “Cover Picture January 2021”

a Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 27mm f2.8 in 2020 ?

At time of writing, the lowest price asked for a second-hand Fuji X-T1 is around € 300 – (€100 is about £89, so €300 is £267)For a second-hand Fujinon XF 27mm f2.8 it is also around € 300Suppose you can get a bargain, a Fuji X-T1 with Fujinon 27mm f2.8 at € 400 all together.SupposeContinue reading “a Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 27mm f2.8 in 2020 ?”

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