And now, for some desktop clearance – pictures that have been on my desktop for a while! Here’s KJ at ISO6400.
Proof that the Sony A55 does gain up when the pop-up flash is used (or an external flash, for that matter, provided it is natively speaking the Sony TTL code.)
If the pop-up flash was not raised, the flash adapter you see will not tell the A55 that there is a flash mounted, so the EVF/LCD screen will be dark at F22 ISO100 1/200s indoors.
The elusive A560!
Auto HDR for the win.
More Auto HDR for the win. This time I combined the HDR version with the original (Auto HDR on the NEX-3/5 onwards gives you 2 images.) Auto HDR usually results in moving objects having ghosts – so I used the original and overlaid where possible i.e. the walking men and car.
A concept – an easy way to carry two cameras, via a gadget with 2 tripod heads on each end! The flash would be on a bicycle helmet and intercept the flash signal from the camera.
This is the Sony 18-70mm F3.5-5.6 DT, stripped down, to the gear-stripped part. This gear track is made of plastic and prone to stripping. Note the focus distance brush on the left – that touches the focus distance strips and helps the lens figure out how close we’re focusing.
I’ll probably post more pictures of it getting stripped down, when I have the time to reassemble it back… in the meantime, it makes a nifty pen holder.
Also, thanks to linkinstreet for his contribution to science!
I also offered to transfer the mount over to his Sigma 28-80mm F3.5-5.6 (on the right) – however, the aperture prong was at a different place and was at a different diameter. The hole at the top of both mounts is for the screw-drive.
The Olympus OM to Sony E-mount adapter! My colleague’s Olympus OM Zuiko 50mm F1.4 features in this picture.
One more, from the close-focusing Sony Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 24mm F2.0 ZA SSM.
ZTE 7″ Android tablet, like a baws!
The wonders of the HTC Internet Browser on Android – it word-wraps anything you pinch-zoom into! This feature also exists on Motorola’s implementation of the browser on Android phones.
The default behavior is that you can double-tap to zoom onto text, but it doesn’t word-wrap – it just tries to fill the screen. This means you get little magnification if the website is designed to have a wide column of text. If you pinch-zoom that, it doesn’t word-wrap, and you end up scrolling left and right, like a baws… NOT!
At the Sony Alpha Convention 2011, there were more Android users than usual. Seems like we don’t mind buying stuff for features alone instead of “I want to buy an iPhone because all my friends have one” or “I want to buy a Canon/Nikon because all my friends have one”.
Funny how I would walk around and discover so many more people than I thought were on Android phones! I was talking to Iqbal about my theme (above) and how I couldn’t figure out how to align them in a way that was pretty. Then the guy I was talking to earlier, pulled out his Samsung Galaxy S and introduced me to his custom launcher, then the guy to his left pulled out his HTC Desire HD, and Din went “alaaa I just have a Nokia N95…”. Syazwan then went “isshh all you Android fenbuis!” but we laughed because we knew he had a HTC Desire HD. 😀
I eventually met smashpOp and asked for his expert designer advice. So he resized the SiMi Clock widget to overlap on the Smooth Calendar widget. The Widgetsoid widget is on top. In order to have resizable widgets I’d have to pay for Launcher Pro Plus, which I did. Launcher Pro (free) already lets you define the number of rows and columns on the home screens (as well as how many home screens you have) as well as customize the bottom row of icons.
A picture I shot for an article I wrote about shutter speeds. Looks like a studio shot from a dSLR eh? But this was shot with a Canon Powershot A520!
Birds of a feather.
Finally, we end with KJ again, this time getting gaytrolled! 😀