The duvet of one of many 1000’s of movie digital camera person manuals accessible on Butkus.org, freed from cost.

On this week’s Fim Friday, I need to name out one of many unsung heroes of the fashionable movie pictures period – Michael Butkus Jr., the proprietor and operator of Butkus.org / OrphanCamera.com, the Web’s most full library of movie digital camera person manuals (so far as we all know).

Michael has been working the archive since 1997. And although the positioning’s design seems to be as whether it is unchanged since that period (there’s even a spinning digital camera .gif on the high), it does the job. Michael’s archive of manuals is out there, freed from cost, for obtain in PDF format. I am unable to inform you what number of occasions I’ve ended up at Butkus.org over time whereas researching cameras for work and pleasure. When you’re into movie pictures, my guess is you, too, have graced the hallowed halls of the positioning at a while or different.

Michael Butkus Jr. is the proprietor and operator of Butkus.org / OrphanCamera.com, the Web’s most full movie digital camera handbook library

Michael began the archive as a result of he felt there was a must protect digital camera manuals for future generations of movie shooters. Scanning started three years earlier than the positioning launched and he is nonetheless including to the archive to this present day. You may learn a bit extra about his mission with Butkus.org here, and in the event you’re feeling notably grateful for his a number of many years of effort, he’ll gladly settle for donations.

So subsequent time you decide up an previous Miranda Automex from a storage sale and need to work out precisely the way it works, take solace within the truth Michael’s received you lined. The handbook is however a couple of clicks away.

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