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Free Capture One Express

Digital Photographer magazine is giving out licenses for the Capture One Express 6 RAW conversion software by Phase One. Normally this is a $129 piece of software!

Tip of the Week (#001) - Cotton Swab

Always carry one or two Q-Tips (cotton swabs) in your camera bag with any other cleaning supplies. They're great for cleaning the eyepiece of your viewfinder! Touch one end to your tongue and give the eyepiece a good going over. Flip the Q-Tip around and use the dry end to polish up. Much like with diving masks, saliva helps prevent fogging for those colder/wetter months. Lens cleaning solution works also if you have that along.


Interesting Look at Leica Manufacturing

Check out The Leica Manufacturing Process post on the Leica Camera Blog for an interesting insight into how lenses are manufactured by the elves in Solms.

Manfrotto 709B Tabletop Tripod

Added today is the Manfrotto 709B tabletop tripod review.

If you don't need the height and can live with using other objects to provide that - this tiny, lightweight and very stable ballhead platform might be just the ticket!

Choosing a B&W Film Developer

Added today is the Choosing a B&W Film Developer article.

When it comes to shooting film, the type of film you choose plays a huge part in the end result. What might not be obvious is that your choice of developer has an equally important role.

Leica 135mm (SHOOC) Finder

Added today is the Leica 135mm (SHOOC) Finder review.

If you're curious about using 135mm lenses on the M system, or looking for a way to improve the experience - the SHOOC is one part of the solution (besides a magnifier).