Archive for August, 2011

Hackbrett

August 21, 2011

A tablet computer for makers, not consumers

A tablet computer for makers, not consumers


Or so Cory Doctorow would say. Though he’s had an awful lot of pro-iPad articles on boing-boing lately. Anyway …
To get the bottom line out of the way: (more…)

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Vit, mon ami!

August 13, 2011

Let”s see if I can make myself understood. This is one of these Leica mysthique blogposts that is shure to cause incomprehension in modern photographers in these digital times. And it’s not even about a Leica camera or one of their fabulous lenses.

It's about a manual film transport called Leicavit M.

It's about a manual film transport called Leicavit M.

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Uncrapping a Digicam

August 5, 2011

The object of today's exercise

The object of today's exercise


Got a Nikon CoolPix S1100PJ digicam yesterday. I confess, it was for the gadget factor. Unfortunately, the built-in pico-projector doesn’t work on Mac OS X Lion. Nikon has promised to look into it. The projector works for slideshows straight from the camera’s SD-card, though, and that is kind of nifty.
But what about the camera qualities of this, well … camera? In the default settings, image quality is crap (by the way: all images in this post can be clicked for large versions):
Let's call this rendition of the berries and the leaves "painterly", shall we?

Let's call this rendition of the berries and the leaves "painterly", shall we?


See those JPEG compression artifacts at the limit of the sensor’s resolution? That’s what you get when you cram 14 megapixel on a sensor smaller than your pinkie’s nail.
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