FrankenCamera: 18 year old digitalizes old Konica Auto S3 Analog Camera

Wow, now I want to make digital back for my Bronica ETRS.



I simply love interesting DIY-projects, certainly also because I´m completely untalented myself when it comes to handiwork. For me any kind of work that requires more than the use of some duct tape and scissors is too complicated already. That´s why I´m thrilled like a child when I get the chance to look over the shoulder of a gifted and ambitious craftsman…at least virtually. The latest DIY-story involves 18-year old Ollie Baker, who dissembled his NEX5 in order to build its components into an old Konica Auto S3 rangefinder camera.


© Ollie Baker

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Understanding the Vibrance Command in Photoshop and Lightroom

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When working with photos, many choose to have very saturated and rich colors. The problem with too much saturation is that it can cause clipping (a flattening of the range of colors). To help with this, Photoshop and Lightroom offer the Vibrance command. Unlike Saturation, Vibrance only boosts those parts of a photo that are less saturated. It also respects skin tones, which means photos look more natural when pumping up the intensity of color.

Fig 10-39 Vibrance1Step 1. Open the image Vibrance.jpg (provided for educational use only).

Fig 10-40 Vibrance2Step 2. You’ll first add a Saturation adjustment layer for comparison. In the Adjustments panel, click Saturation icon to add a new adjustment layer.

Fig 10-41 Vibrance3Step 3. Drag the Saturation slider to the right until the colors in the image start to clip.

Step 4. Discard the Saturation adjustment layer by clicking the trash icon at the bottom of the Adjustments panel. Click Yes in…

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