Mittwoch, 20. August 2014
Samstag, 16. August 2014
My girl bought me a Manfrotto 785B over 8 years ago. I liked it because its really light but was stable enough to mount my Panasonic FZ-8 and later my E-P1. That said, it was still ok to use with the E-M5 but I used it a lot with that camera and this showed at the head which couldn't be fixed down properly anymore.
Being one of the cheaper Manfrotto tripods the head is not swappable, only replaceable with the same one. Nevertheless I wanted to upgrade to a better head and found the Manfrotto 494RC2 with mounting plate which is easily big enough to hold my E-M1 with 50-200 SWD (~2kg).
I removed the old head and used Plaast (hand-formable thermoplast like Fantastic Plastic) to form an end cap to protect the old thread. After it hardened it was easily unscrewable, so I can mount the old head again.
Then I turned the lower part of the center post around, unscrewed the original end cap, wrapped an 3/8 inch screw in Plaast and slowly screwed the still soft material in the thread. I fixed the screw down while the stuff was hardening and was already done.
A bit of way on the center post was lost, everything else is great. =)
Sorry for the lack of updates. I married my kick-ass wife and had not much time to do anything.
Here is a photo of our wedding rings made for us by Karl Pfefferle. He made them in Mokume Gane fashion from Gold and Palladium and we love them.
Mittwoch, 28. Mai 2014
My fiancée is a big knitter and loves handicraft (as evident here and here).
Thats why for her birthday I designed labels for her pieces. They are real woven textile labels like one finds in bought clothes.
The wool strand in the background came from a shoot I did for a cool handicraft shop in Munich and LeaderBrat helped me with the details. They were made by Dortex.