Month: June 2013
Bill Wahl installs Drago’s fresh new platen at his shop on Main Street. Bill’s Olympia Model 8, a popular machine at the last Type-In. The Monsen Type Manual of 1961 was a 2-volume 1,500 page monster. Some more info on the Monsen Type Manual.
We should send him “Get Well Soon” cards – fire up your typewriters! http://nhregister.com/articles/2013/06/20/opinion/doc51c38b55ae731224109785.txt
There’s some weird Doppler-effectish color shift at the top and bottom of the moon. Blue-shifted at the top and red-shifted at the bottom. I wonder if that’s subtle camera shake or lens imperfection. Taken with Canon 20D, Five Star 500mm mirrorless lens:
I finally got my Nikon F to Canon EF adapter, and it works wonderfully. I played around with it a bit yesterday, learning the ins and outs of the two Nikon lenses I picked up and the macro adapter that came with them: The 75-150mm lens is simply awesome. It’s a short range for telephoto, […]
I’d just visited the closest Goodwill a couple of days ago and something bugged me about a thing I saw there, so I had to go back. You see, I’d seen a large gold-colored metal suitcase locked up in the glass “good stuff” case and asked the clerk what it was. “Some kinda band instrument” […]
The latest round of thriftin’ for lenses has netted me an almost complete kit of Canon EF lenses, quite a few miscellaneous filters, a brand new spare battery charger and as a side effect of the way I’m picking up spare bits, one long-range 35mm SLR kit complete with a brand-new battery and 4 fresh […]
Update: I just found this hack for this exact older kit lens that turns it into a hypercharged macro lens, just by removing the front glass ring. If I get tired of this $14.99 lens the way it is, I will probably try this out. I will definitely do so if I find another just […]