[Digikam-devel] minolta camera JPEG images to finalize Minolta makernote in Exiv2 project...

Caulier Gilles caulier.gilles at kdemail.net
Sun May 7 19:54:56 CEST 2006


Hi all,

Like you have certainly read in this room, i'm an happy user of Minolta Dynax 
5D camera...

I have started my contribution to Exiv2 project about to have a better support 
of Minolta camera metadata. Since digiKam depand of Exiv2 now, all 
contributions to Exiv2 project will improve digiKam...

http://dev.robotbattle.com/~cvsuser/cgi-bin/ns_viewcvs.cgi/exiv2/trunk/src/minoltamn.cpp

The current implementation cannot yet decode all camera settings, but we can 
get some private parameters, like the lens ID used to take a picture. It 
really important for the future, for example to perform a research in 
database about all pictures taken with a specific lens...

The list of know lens by the Minolta makernote parser is given below :

//! Lookup table to translate Minolta Lens id values to readable labels
extern const TagDetails minoltaLensID[] = {
        { 1,     "AF80-200mm 
F2.8G"                                                        },
        { 2,     "AF28-70mm 
F2.8G"                                                         }, 
        { 6,     "AF24-85mm 
F3.5-4.5"                                                      },
        { 7,     "AF100-400mm F4.5-6.7
(D)"                                                 },
        { 8,     "AF70-210mm 
F4.5-5.6"                                                     },
        { 11,    "AF300mm 
F4G"                                                             },
        { 12,    "AF100mm F2.8 
Soft"                                                       },
        { 15,    "AF400mm 
F4.5G"                                                           },
        { 16,    "AF17-35mm 
F3.5G"                                                         },
        { 19,    
"AF35mm/1.4"                                                              },
        { 20,    "STF135mm F2.8
[T4.5]"                                                     },
        { 23,    "AF200mm F4G 
Macro"                                                       },
        { 24,    "AF24-105mm F3.5-4.5(D) or SIGMA 18-50mm 
F2.8"                            },
        { 25,    "AF100-300mm F4.5-5.6
(D)"                                                 },
        { 27,    "AF85mm 
F1.4G"                                                            },
        { 28,    "AF100mm F2.8 
Macro(D)"                                                   },
        { 29,    "AF75-300mm F4.5-5.6
(D)"                                                  }, 
        { 30,    "AF28-80mm F3.5-5.6
(D)"                                                   }, 
        { 31,    "AF50mm F2.8 Macro(D) or AF50mm F3.5 
Macro"                               }, 
        { 32,    "AF100-400mm F4.5-6.7(D) 
x1.5"                                            }, 
        { 33,    "AF70-200mm F2.8G 
SSM"                                                    }, 
        { 35,    "AF85mm F1.4G(D) 
Limited"                                                 }, 
        { 38,    "AF17-35mm F2.8-4
(D)"                                                     }, 
        { 39,    "AF28-75mm F2.8
(D)"                                                       }, 
        { 40,    "AFDT18-70mm F3.5-5.6
(D)"                                                 },
        { 128,   "TAMRON 18-200, 28-300 or 80-300mm 
F3.5-6.3"                              },
        { 25501, "AF50mm 
F1.7"                                                             }, 
        { 25521, "TOKINA 19-35mm F3.5-4.5 or TOKINA 28-70mm F2.8 
AT-X"                     }, 
        { 25541, "AF35-105mm 
F3.5-4.5"                                                     }, 
        { 25551, "AF70-210mm F4 Macro or SIGMA 70-210mm F4-5.6 
APO"                        }, 
        { 25581, "AF24-50mm 
F4"                                                            }, 
        { 25611, "SIGMA 70-300mm F4-5.6 or SIGMA 300mm F4 APO 
Macro"                       }, 
        { 25621, "AF50mm F1.4 
NEW"                                                         }, 
        { 25631, "AF300mm 
F2.8G"                                                           }, 
        { 25641, "AF50mm F2.8 
Macro"                                                       },
        { 25661, "AF24mm 
F2.8"                                                             }, 
        { 25721, "AF500mm F8 
Reflex"                                                       }, 
        { 25781, "AF16mm F2.8 Fisheye or SIGMA 8mm F4 
Fisheye"                             }, 
        { 25791, "AF20mm 
F2.8"                                                             }, 
        { 25811, "AF100mm F2.8 Macro(D), TAMRON 90mm F2.8 Macro or SIGMA 180mm 
F5.6 Macro" }, 
        { 25858, "TAMRON 24-135mm 
F3.5-5.6"                                                }, 
        { 25891, "TOKINA 80-200mm 
F2.8"                                                    }, 
        { 25921, "AF85mm 
F1.4G(D)"                                                         }, 
        { 25931, "AF200mm 
F2.8G"                                                           }, 
        { 25961, "AF28mm 
F2"                                                               }, 
        { 25981, "AF100mm 
F2"                                                              }, 
        { 26061, "AF100-300mm F4.5-5.6
(D)"                                                 }, 
        { 26081, "AF300mm 
F2.8G"                                                           }, 
        { 26121, "AF200mm 
F2.8G(D)"                                                        }, 
        { 26131, "AF50mm 
F1.7"                                                             }, 
        { 26241, "AF35-80mm 
F4-5.6"                                                        }, 
        { 45741, "AF200mm F2.8G x2 or TOKINA 300mm F2.8 
x2"                                }
    };

If you have a SLR Minolta camera and lens non listed here, please take a 
picture in JPEG and send me this one by email with a complete description of 
the lens. Like this i will add these informations in the Minolta makernote 
parser.

Thanks in advance for your help

Gilles Caulier


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