The duvet of one of many hundreds of movie digital camera consumer manuals out there on Butkus.org, freed from cost.

On this week’s Fim Friday, I wish 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 consumer manuals (so far as we all know).

Michael has been working the archive since 1997. And although the positioning’s design appears 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 obtainable, freed from cost, for obtain in PDF format. I can not inform you what number of instances I’ve ended up at Butkus.org through the years whereas researching cameras for work and pleasure. In case 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 guide 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 today. You possibly can learn a bit extra about his mission with Butkus.org right here, and for those who’re feeling significantly 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 wish to determine precisely the way it works, take solace within the reality Michael’s obtained you lined. The guide is however a number of clicks away.

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