As I came home early this morning around 0300, here in the relatively) inner suburbs of Stockholm, a velvet white layer of frost could be seen on surfaces... I was a bit surprised to see frost already - and i am not sure why it took my by surprise.


Down to -3.3°C in Stockholm-Tullinge

While the inner city still had temperatures around 5-6°C, the suburban ground temperature clear had fallen to zero, creating frost. This mornings minimum temperature were -3.3°C in Tullinge, but +3.5°C in the inner city. As usual, a bit difference between inner city and extreme outer suburbs where you in essence have no more urban influence left (in places like Tullinge, as an example).


+1.7°C in Snösätra

At my station, in Snösätra it went down to +1.7°C - but this is an amateur station to say the least, set up in a non-standard way. Especially the 10 meter height above the ground, makes the temperatures be higher - compared to when you set it up at 1.5 to 2 meter height above the ground, without any obstacles, trees or houses or walls nearby.

The funny thing is, that when i bought a second thermometer, in order to have it in the front yard of our house where the sun doesn't shine in the morning... - thinking it might show deeper MIN temperatures

But in reality that west oriented thermometer shows in fact higher MIN temperatures, compared to the east oriented one. So, before sunrise, it is still the east thermometer which is the correct one (until sunrise) from 12.00 and onwards - the front yard thermometer is useless due to the influence of the sun on it. Then i revert back to my thermometer located in the east.

And yes, they are pretty precise, despite being consumer thermometers - because I got more professional ones (i had bought for photography use, when i deal with developing film). Actually I have two of those - and therefore i can compare with other thermometers.

In this household - there is no lack of thermometers, guaranteed




Recoil Phase

After the whole month of September made me go into a sort of "digital Medium format frenzy" with incredible passion i have not seen for ages about me... I now got a sort of "recoil phase", when everything plunges to a low activity, feeling uninspired and not very ambitious...

I guess this is normal, when you spend a month at super levels of activity, that it then plunges down. We still have a human body, and everything that is connected to it. Eventually it goes into a sleeping phase. Which may feel as if being uninspired.

So, I have not been out and about, to make 65x65mm sensor emulated medium format photography (with the rotating Vertex adapter). On top the weather changed significantly, from a incredible warm-mild and sunny September, into a rainy, chilly and windy October.

The wind can pose some problems when stitching those 4 images you get with a Fujifilm medium format camera, when in between the 4 shots, something moves. Smaller movements isn't a big problems, but larger moments certainly will.


Stitching issues (Lightroom + Photoshop)

Actually, i noticed that Lightroom Classic and Photoshop are not that good when stitching images. You see the spiral above ? None of those made with the Vertex method, worked with the stitching process in Lightroom nor Photoshop. Despite every single photo is exactly aligned (since the perspective of the lens never changed, when you take 4 images, where you rotate the camera by 90 degrees each time). But it still wouldn't stitch them.


Autostitch (MacOS)

Instead if use a different app, which i found - where it worked flawless (fir my purposes, albeit other images it didn't do so well - in stichtching not so well aligned simgple pictures into a panorama)

I had to change some settings in the add, because initially it would only give me 2000px images. and 80% JPG's. I changed that to 10000 x10000 pixels - and got a 99% JPG out of it, flawlessly stitched.

I am sure there are other apps out there for MacOS, but I have to check those out yet and see what works for me. As of now, i use the simple, somewhat slow "AutoStitch" app from

That I only get large JPG-only files, isn't a critical factor for me at this stage. I mean, i am using those images in my Diary here - and when I resize a 99% JPG photo in the size of 10000x10000px down to 2500px, like in the above main image - there is plenty of quality left, that is assured.


No problems with the "Spiral" images

Autostitch seems to be a very simple app, but apparently very good - yet does everything automatically (which means you can't really make any corrections.Not exactly what I had in mind - but since I am using the Vertex method, the 4 images are ALREADY ALIGNED. So, there should't be any problems. There were no problems with the spiral photography, despite large ares had no details !

It also seems to be good, to stitch all kinds of different photos you took (even if not aligned handheld, and when the perspective slightly changes as you "paintbrush" the scene with many photos) I can't recall the name of that method... something like "Bezeir-something" - but i know this word is wrong. It's similar but not "Bezier", that i know.

It is another method to increase / emulate a larger "sensor" and view. That you also can do with normal lenses on a 35mm digital camera, of course. But that has never really interested me, to be honest.

My goal is the Medium format lens look - which with the Vertex method, truly shows the look of that 6x7 lens, as if you had shot it with 120 medium format film with 6x6 or 6x7 negative size format.


The Fringer Pro (EF-GFX) adapter is here

waiting at the "post office" down in the town of Rågsved. Walking in da rain... woopie. But I need to buy milk anyway, so I'll better go.

It will be interesting to see if and what the differences are in real life, compared to the simple Andoer (likely Viltrox based) EF-GFX adapter...

If it holds water or not. The good thing is, that despite the very high price of 5500 SEK, if I don't like it, or feel this isn't for me (for what it offers) I can always send it back via Amazon. So, at least i have the confidence of being able to do so - if the adapter ain't for me.

The money for the Fringer Pro EF-GFX adapter really cracked my budget this month. That was never in my plans. But if it works well - then i have no doubt that i will keep it, given that i now frequently use Canon EF lenses on the Fujifilm GFX 50s II camera.

So, far i have mainly only used the Sigma 105/1.4 ART lens, and the big Canon EF 200/2 L IS lens - both of course mounted on a tripod, and used with manual focus only (together with the Andoer GFX adapter

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