Hey with Black Friday, I'm sure people can help support the site..
I'll do my part to stimulate the economy by picking up some gifts:
I guess I'm just on a shopping spree today..I don't know if this is too small to track, but hey worth a shot.
I need a USB OTG cable for my new Nexus 5 (which is great btw). Gonna pick this one up: http://www.amazon.ca/Micro-USB-OTG-2-0-Adapter/dp/B005QX7KYU/
My fellow PC gamers might be interested in Civ 5's Brave New World DLC. I'm grabbing it at around 8$, after 20% coupon code: GMG20-ODON7-FLUA7
Time to pick up some odds and ends from my favorite store..
FYI for the PC gamers here, I'm picking up X-Com Enemy Within. http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/ca/en/pc/games/strategy/xcom-enemy-within-na/ Looks to be getting good reviews and there's even a 33% discount with this code GMG25-C5729-7SY25 right now.
Grrrrr. I sent an email to find out why there had been no progress on my order after 3 business days.
Wow. I'm pretty pissed off (first world problems, I know). But seriously, you show stock..you allow the order, you process it. Looks good for 3 days, then just tell me 'Oops' after I...
Sweet price, thanks for sharing. I also picked one up..I see the lens go for 425-500 US used here..don't think I've ever seen it less than 600$ in Canada (or around the same from B&H after shipping and currency conversion).
Problem solved! Turns out the rearmost element seems to have unscrewed itself..maybe through vibration or shoddy manufacturing. Either way, I got it tightened up my my friendly local photo shop and I'm back in business. Happy to save the shipping cost to NY and repairs for what turned out to be...
Yeah when the lens is only around 300$, it only makes sense to ship it and repair it if the cost is low. Kinda silly really. I emailed them 2 days ago and no word back yet. Hoping I won't have to call to follow up.
And since its out of warranty anyways, I might see if there's any local lens...
So I took my rokinon 7.5mm lens out for the first time after a few months and noticed that it looked off..while before I could crank the focus to infinity and shoot without any problems, it's now out of alignment or something. It looks to be focusing past infinity.
All at f8:
You will get more attention but the commission fees will likely make it not worthwhile..
Though for the sake of my wallet, it may be better if it goes over there instead of a price drop. :o
Being in the same city its already way too tempting..
I always like these highlight threads..it's hard to catch the image threads in this forum given all the activity. Easier to just check out a few with collected images.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/t-quan/10031701435/" title="P1050910 by illvilliaNY, on Flickr">"775"...
Thanks for sharing! As a frequent traveler and paranoid photographer I've been looking for this sort of solution for a while (bringing a netbook was a pain on my last 5 week trip). Now I could even get down to just an iphone and an external 2.5" HDD. :D
Very positive reviews from what I can...
If you can find a SMC super takumar 85mm 1.8, I don't think you can do much better than that IQ or build quality/feel wise. Definitely one of my favs. That said, the market prices seem rather crazy at 300-450ish. I paid 150 for mine and it seemed like a steal.
Looks nice in there, very clean. It sure would be a challenge to fit all those HDDs into my mITX case and looks like it would be a lot easier to assemble in there. But I suppose that's the trade-off for size!
(the title says it all)
This wasp refused to leave my apartment despite all my efforts to aid him..so ultimately he had to die, but at least in death he was able to donate his body as a model.
P1050646-Edit by illvilliaNY, on Flickr
P1050652-Edit by illvilliaNY, on Flickr
Wow some sweet set-ups here. Sounds like you guys are using them more responsibly than me and my late night gaming though.:eek:
I'm running a small-ish Bitfenix Prodigy mITX case with
-i5 3570k OC'd to 4.2ghz on a simple all-in-one water loop
-128GB corsair M4 SSD for OS
And some cliche sunset landscapes as a bonus. :tongue:
Show with G5, 9-18mm in raw. C&C always welcome. While I like the light and colors, I'm less sold on the composition. Some of the shots seem cluttered or imbalanced.
P1050532 by illvilliaNY, on Flickr
I'm sure it'll AF better and quieter. But I'm doubting you'll see any IQ or speed improvement. Or if it does, it'll be larger I'm sure (*cough 17mm 1.8 & 25mm 1.4). I'm content with my current 20mm. I'm sure it'll still be the best bang for your buck/size-performance ratio in the m43 system...
I was looking at some macro options that would do double duty on my m43 and Fuji setups.
The 2 lenses I was looking at are the late model 100mm f4 with extension tube.
Good condition, seemed pretty nice and light. 150$
This 100mm f4 on bellows:
Sorry for the slow response, but thanks for all the suggestions folks! I like the idea of the all-in-one kit. As long as it packs up small..
The light is mostly soft, but it's inconsistent and often my shooting is at night with only ugly incandescent lighting.
I need to put a little...
X-E1 with 35mm.
DSCF2716 by illvilliaNY, on Flickr
DSCF2719 by illvilliaNY, on Flickr
DSCF2738 by illvilliaNY, on Flickr
DSCF2735 by illvilliaNY, on Flickr
(More of the long exposure water set here if you're interested: Vancouver Reflections - a set on Flickr)
It's amazing that people are so quick to blame the victim. I don't see why one should justify the stabbing of a person in this sort of situation when it really didn't need to go down like this.
From the details from the earlier link, it doesn't seem wise to swear at that panhandler. But it...
My wife has asked for some assistance taking pictures of her cooking, and we've noticed our kitchen isn't great for it. Incandescent lighting (though good diffused sunlight by day) but it would be nice to have a bit more control.
I was thinking a simple 2 light source setup...
Just having some fun with the cheapo 20$ plastic lens. :) Nice to not have to focus!
Odd workflow. Holga for some toy camera quality on the G5, shot using the cross-processing filter preset, but then thought it might work better in LR, so cropped to 1:1 ratio in LR and then edited in...
I removed the sieve-disc at the back of the lens..from what I've read sounds like it's what adds the vignette and some of the blotchiness of the incoming light. Managed to put some more "character" marks into the lens uhh element? while I was at it. :wink:
Further edited in...
The modified shot is sharper/more detailed. Presumably from having a short exposure time as opposed to using an add-on filter (without looking up the EXIF I would guess a few seconds).
Some day I'll get around to getting my old G1 modded!
Thanks. I got a SMC Super Takumar 85mm 1.8. It handles nicely on M43 as well as on my Fuji XE1. Despite the crop factor, I think I like it on the G5 better. Seems like a more responsive EVF and with a nice grip. Here's a small set if you're curious...