I Fisheye

Shot with Nikon D60 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 35 mm f/1.8G | Camera settings: 35 mm, 1/4000 sec, f/4, ISO 320, 0.00 eV | RAW processed with Lightroom 5 (2017)

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Flat RAW -> Silver Efex Pro 2 -> TrueGrain ( Bergger BRF-200 )

Starting with ‘flat’ RAW

Sarah Flat Raw

Applying Silver Efex Pro 2

Sarah Silver Efex Pro 2

Further applying TrueGrain w/ Bergger BRF-200 (dynamics and grain)

Sarah TrueGrain

Showing what further processing can do with a ‘flat raw’. Note: No sharpening or noise reduction was applied (‘analog grain’ was added though). Shot with Nikon D60 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 35 mm f/1.8G | Camera settings: 35 mm, 1/125 sec, f/2.0, ISO 280, 0.00 eV | Flat RAW processed with Silver Efex Pro 2 and TrueGrain w/ Bergger BRF-200 (2016)

Ceci n’est pas une diapo

Fake SlideWell, it’s not a slide, because I faked the effect with aid of DxO. But if it had been a slide the title still would be correct according to René Magritte, because a real slide you would be able to hold in your hand, whereas this slide is only an image on your screen … :)

Shot with Nikon D60 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 35 mm f/1.8G | Camera settings: 35 mm, 1/100 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1600, -0.67 eV | RAW processed with Lightroom 5, DxO FilmPack 5 and Silver Efex Pro 2 (2016)

The lovely body of the Nikon FE SLR camera

Test shotI bought a Bresson Single 180 degree Split Image Focus Focusing Screen For Nikon D60, just for fun. To put into my spare D60. Price USD $40. The idea is to mimic the old fashioned way of focusing. I was drawn into this when I bought a second hand Nikon FE SLR and some manual lenses 2 months ago. But if you put a manual lens on a D5100 or D40/60, which I all own, it can be difficult to focus. I learned that you can swap the ‘focus screen’ for a screen with the old style 180 degree split. So I took the risk and bought such a focus screen, produced by Bresson. It arrived today. Replacing the screen was not too hard (video) I must say, I’m impressed. It works, it’s fun and it seems like the focus is spot on (so the screen has been placed correctly). I made some test shots. The lovely body of the Nikon FE SLR camera. Shot with Nikon D60 + 50mm f/1.4 Ai-S lens (FX, manual). Camera settings 75 mm (due to crop factor 1.5), f/1.4, ISO 800, 1/40 sec, 0.00 eV. RAW processed with Lightroom 5 (2016)