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Nikon D90 Video — YIKES!

September 19, 2008

At a meeting the other night, talk turned to the new breed of dSLRs that allow you to shoot video — even HD video — through your fancy lenses. I did a few searches and…

…we might not be quite there yet. Here is some video shot through a Nikon D90 — an otherwise excellent camera from all accounts.

Happy New Year.

January 6, 2007

It’s been awhile. I’ve been so busy with the GlassyEyes site, that things here have quieted down a bit too much.

I got a new lens for the camera. I used my “bonus” from work to get me most of the way towards the gorgeous and VERY flexible, Zuiko Digital 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 zoom for the Olympus “Four Thirds” system. I’m very impressed, but have had little time to actually use it. I need a trip somewhere to put it through its paces — and to regain some perspective before things get crazy around here again. I plan a detailed review of the differences between it and the 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 in the coming weeks.

I bought a Nintendo DS Lite for my birthday and have been “gaming” with the guys at work and the kids at home (but only on weekends!). Great little piece of hardware. I remember thinking, “what a contrived system that is,” when they announced it, but I was completely wrong. Some of the best user interfaces, and control schemes I’ve ever seen.

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.

Pictures OF the Lens – Sigma 30mm f1.4 for Four Thirds

September 28, 2006

So, when I was looking at purchasing this lens (which I love), I couldn’t find any pictures of it on camera.

Here you go. She’s a fatty.

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Another view:

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Started a Photoblog

September 23, 2006

I repurposed an old blog — took me a half hour to delete all of the old entries and update a few things — as a Photoblog. Yes, you can still see all of the photos over at my beloved Flickr, but I’ll highlight some of the good (and bad, and ugly?) stuff over at the ropadope photoblog (http://ropadope.blogspot.com).

Word.

First Shots — Sigma 30mm f1.4 for 4/3 (Olympus E-500)

September 21, 2006

Went to Chicago the past few days. The cool, grey autumn weather and museums were perfect places to put the new lens through its paces. I like what I am seeing — tremendous bokeh and the speed makes it so easy to turn up the artsiness.

So far, so good.

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