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Close-Up Lens Calculator

While writing the review of the Phottix Close-Up Filter I had to re-learn how to figure out what the specifications of a close-up lens actually means in practice. So I won't have to re-learn it again, here's a small tool that figures out the important bits.

Phottix Close-Up Filter

The Raynox DCR-250 is excellent for dabbling in macro photography, but the clip-on holder only works on lenses with filter diameters between 52 and 67 mm - and you get substantial vignetting as you get closer to 67 mm. Since the lenses I use with my Nikon D600 all have filter diameters of 67 mm or more, I went searching for something that would replace the DCR-250.

Hafla Layali, November 2017

A great preview of what's to come on the student show - and also the performance that won the Oriental Love Festival in Belgrade.

Humpbacked Witches

In the dark woods near the old pagan altar you'll find many humpbacked witches. Some with bigger humps than others.

Full Frame

I finally took the plunge and bought a used full-frame camera.

Heart Lake

A small lake above Castle Lake.

Road Six

A brief stop on the way north to Mt Shasta.

Crater Lake

Crater Lake is, as the name says, a lake in a volcanic crater. It's quite beautiful, but at the end of the day it's a lake in a crater and not much more - so as far as nature photography is concerned, I figured I had to "do something with the sky". Now, the only thing you can do with the sky is either photograph the Mily Way (or stars), or the light show that happens at sunrise or sunset. Due to Wizard Island being in the west end of the lake (and the East Rim road being closed), that narrowed things down to stars or sunrise for me.

Vienna in a Nutshell in a Nutshell

Having been in one place for almost two years, you end up with a lot of go-to places. So what are the best places in Vienna?