Saturday, March 16, 2013

Shooting SQUARE!

I miss shooting square format! In the 70s, most of the colour assignments for the paper I worked for were shot with a Hasselblad 6X6 medium format camera.

Before mega pixel didital, quality of a 6x6negative or transparency is unbeatable, especially if you need to crop your image!

Of course you can crop a 35mm negative in the darkroom, but you will not be able to match the image quality of a medium format negative!

In this respect, the square format of cameras like Hasselblad; Zenza Bronica C and the Mamiya C220 are perfect.  They all used 120 roll films and produced a 6x6 image. In the 70s and 80s, I have use all of them ;)

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Nikon COOLPIX A, the New KING of P&S!

 Exactly one year to the day after Canon show off the G1-X, their "King Of P&S", a compact with large 1.5" CMOS sensor; Nikon decided to join the fray and launched their NEW COOLPIX A.

Nikon went one step further by shoving a larger (than Canon) 16.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor into the compact body.

This sensor is designed without an optical low-pass filter, it should achieves consistently high levels of sharpness and image quality than conventional compact cameras! A mini Nikon D7100? The "A" come in black and silver guises.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

NZ Roads Hard On Performance Tyres!

I need two new tyres for my Lancer VRX Sportback AGAIN!!

My work colleague Nigel Roper took this picture of me and my "new" VRX the day I got it.  It was 21/12/2010 – 11:41 AM :)  The Lancer already clocked 10,050 Km when I bought it, because of that I got a whooping big discount for it ;)

Friday, March 1, 2013

My Kingston MobileLite G3

My new Kingston MobilLite G3 arrive this morning, this G3 is not a Mac; duh! It is a card reader!

 In April 2012 Kingston Digital, Inc., announced  it has released the third generation of its popular MobileLite portable card reader.

MobileLite G3 is a compact, multi-functional USB 3.0 card reader that lets users easily transfer digital data, photos, games, music and more stored on memory expansion cards between all kinds of digital devices.

MobileLite G3 meets the USB 3.0 specification and SDA 3.01 standard, and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0.