Bad|Back Focus

October 11, 2005

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My digital camera is now two generations old (the 10D). In the past there has been lots of internet talk about the a "back-focus" problem with it. Especially combined with certain lenses. I never ran into this problem. That is until I got my new (to me) wide angle lens.
The first time I really shot with it was last weekend when I shot that Matts. After looking at the images I thought I had completely forgotten what I was doing when I'm shooting. Nothing looked sharp at all. That is, until I started looking at the backgrounds. Guess who just setup a lens/body combo with back focusing problems. Piss.
I've really been interested in getting the new 5D, but I wasn't even going to seriously consider it until next year. While I like the idea of having the camera, I'm really not excited about the fact that it looks like I'll pretty much have to purchase it in order to be able to shoot anything wide angle. This is particularly a pain since shooting with wide glass is pretty much my favorite.
Piss.
– Tags: tagPhotography
P.S. Yes, I know I could focus manually, but I'm really not interested in that. I've gotten too used to the auto aspect. Plus it's a pain with the smaller viewfinder size.


Look! My house.

October 10, 2005

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For those of you who wanted to see where I live:
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Scary. What's really wild is that you can look down on the Forbidden City in China. (Click on Satellite when you get there.)
Boggles the mind a little. Try not to worry about what the government can see.
–Tags: tagPhoto


The new blade

October 10, 2005

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It has amazed me how much printer technology has imporved. I bought a $100 photo printer a couple years ago that easily bested the $5,000 printer I used at the design lab just a few years before that.
C-Net has a great post up about how the ink for these amazing machines is what you have to watch out for. I rarely print things these days, but the easy of the online shops means that when I do, I almost always go with them.
– Tags: tagPhotography


Outsourcing

October 09, 2005

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For the past few years, the talk of Outsourcing to foreign companies has been increasing at a steady rate. One reassuring aspect is that if my tech day job ever gets outsourced I can fall back to photography. Without so really crazy sci-fi shit, shooting with any quality means you have to be there.
– Tags: tagPhotography


Two of may favorite things

October 09, 2005

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Legos and Photography. What more could you ask for.
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Temporary E-mail

October 09, 2005

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If you have ever needed to have a temporary e-mail address for something you didn't want to have to mess with check out mytrashmail.com.
– Tags: tagInternet


New Music

October 08, 2005

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A track from "Duo-Putty" just came up on random. I got it from C-Nets music downloads. "Aquasurfactant" has a very chll groove to it. You can get some three free tracks from there here.
– Tags: tagMusic


Vanity Marketing

October 08, 2005

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This is the most creative use of a vanity plate I've seen. Points for creativity. x2 deductions for sketchiness.
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