Thursday, 19 March 2015

Link of the day - DOF simulator

cool FREE  Depth of Field simulator.
lets you change tons of stuff, and save your settings & send a link to others so they can see the same thing.

It's an online service, you can download it and run it offline in your browser & there's a phone version.

I guess it could be helpful planning shots before you go out in the field, but for me it mostly just fun to play with.

Friday, 6 March 2015

"Happy Holi" or I mean "Links of the day" ... or maybe "Recipe of the day"


First Happy Holi!
While taking a quick look at Holi celebrations there was a mention of drinks for the festival and from there I went to Bang and from there to Boza (then Kvass and a few others).

Boza, a fermented malt drink popular in the are of the former Ottoman empire. It's thick and sweet with an acidic taste ,  or so I've read and It's aften flavoured with cinamon etc.

Even though it's fermented it's considered a softdrink with only about 1% alcohol.
It's seems relatively easy to make and is ready in a day.

So sounds like it's worth a try.

http://www.giverecipe.com/traditional-winter-drink-boza.html

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Pic(s) of The Day -Siege of Fort Erie

I finally got around to prepping for photos from the 2014 siege of Fort Erie (video is another story).

https://www.flickr.com/photos/66888488@N02/sets/72157646630900230/


You can see larger versions on Flickr.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

A new pair of rebels (750D & 760D Specs)

There`s a new pair of rebels in the canon world.
The little brother 750D (T6i)  & the bigger brother 760D (T6s) and they are hoping to make rebels more prominent & bit more respected in prestige hungry world of DSLR`s. 
How it will all play out is yet to be seen, but they centainly seem to be the best rebels canon has producer so far. With a new sensor, and few goodies borrowed from more up-market models I`d say this is the first significant improvement of the line since the 550D (T2i).

they are list at  henry`s for preorder with a price of  $929 for the 760D (T6s) & $849 for the 750D (T6i).  My personal feeling is that you get more than your $80 worth if you go for the 760D, but that`s just me.

Now on the specs.  I`ve used 3 different sources to try to confirm and clarify the initial set of specs I found,  so THESE ARE NOT OFFICIAL SPECS! But they are as acurate as I can can find.


760D (T6s)
750D (T6i)
  • Enable 24.2MP CMOS sensor 
  • DIGIC6 processor
  • 7560-pixel RGB + IR photometry sensor (NEW)
  • 63 zone TTL metering
  • AF is 19 points cross type. Center F2.8 corresponding dual cross
  • Hybrid CMOS AF III
  • Dynamic tracking continuous shooting in live view (Servo AF in live veiw)
  • LCD monitor 3 inches 1.04 million dots.Vari-Angle
  • ISO100-12800 (extended with ISO25600)
  • Max shutter speed 30 seconds
  • 1/4000 seconds (synchro is 1/200 sec)
  • Continuous shooting 5 frames / sec
  • Viewfinder penta mirror. Field of view 95%, magnification 0.82 times, the eye point 19 mm
  • Built-in guide number 12 flash
  • Video full HD 30 fps
  • Horizontal level
  • Top LCD panel
  • Dial on the back
  • Intelligent Viewfinder
  • Wi-Fi & NFC
  • Remote operation by smartphone tablet
  • Creative mode including the HDR movie
  • Battery LP-E17
  • Size 131.9 x 100.9 X77.8Mm
  • Weight 565g (CIPA standard). 520g (body only)
  • Enable 24.2MP CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC6 processor
  • 7560 pixel RGB-IR photometry sensor (NEW)
  • 63 zone TTL metering
  • AF is 19 points cross type Center F2.8 corresponding dual cross
  • New hybrid CMOS AF III
  • N/A
  • LCD monitor 3 inches 1.04 million dots Vari-Angle
  • ISO100-12800 (extended with 25600)
  • Shutter speed is 30 seconds
  • 1/4000 seconds (Synchro 1/200 sec)
  • Continuous shooting 5 frames / sec
  • Viewfinder penta mirror. Field of view 95%, magnification 0.82 X, the eye point 19 mm
  • Built-in guide number 12 flash
  • Video full HD 30 fps
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • Wi-Fi & NFC
  • Remote operation by smartphone tablet
  • N/A
  • Battery LP-E17
  • Size 131.9 x 100.7 x 77.8Mm
  • Weight 555g (CPA criteria). 510g (body only)






The specs have a lot of good things to say, but I`d still like to see some examples of what can be shot on production models.