I'm a father, husband, marathoner, half marathoner and regular runner guy hoping to promote a healthy balanced lifestyle especially in the African-American community.
Silent Helicopters (the future)
Okay, so I admit I'm kinda weird. I latch on to some odd news and stories of the day. Well I found another story that reminded me of my youth... I know there are some big fans of Airwolf out there. You know, that 80's television series with Earnest Borgnine.. and the stealth supersonic helicopter with an impressive arsenal of weapons always ready to go.... That was on roughly around the same time as Michael Knight and the Knight Rider. just to refresh your memory.. I found the show open for you. But here's my point... There's an American company that has comeup with a way to get rid of the Helicopter sound.
So It's pretty cool how it works. It's not just the helicopter blades but these other little flaps that move really fast to get rid of the blade vortex that causes the "chopper" sound.reducing sound by up to 5 dB. Whatever, I'm no expert. I just think its cool. Here's a link to the site
I don't think I'll get yelled at by too many people for this.. But I decided to take my Camera Completely apart to fix a problem inside. OK, relax -- It was my dad's 20 year old EOS 630. It wasn't a 70D, 5D or 1DX. This camera is the very first SLR that I learned to take pictures on. So its pretty special to me. I''l probably never junk it...or sell it on EBay. So, It's been hanging around in the back of a closet somewhere collecting dust. But the digital camera age isn't the only thing that killed this camera. It's the battery drain issue. You can put a brand new 10 dollar battery in this thing.. and it'll be dead the next morning. I did some research and found a write up below on how to fix it. I also tried to record a video of the fix. This is from ... I've shortened the directions on how to fix it just a tad.. but here you go: my camera with the latch plate off the latch plate Here's a link to
So, since diving into the world of Photography, .. I've heard of this extravagant expensive pieces of machinery that take Amazing photos. They're usually reserved for fashion and product, photographers. They're called medium Format cameras. I won't be reviewing one of those things today -sorry. But, I'll get pretty close. A friend of mine kept telling me about this camera that she had collecting dust in a closet somewhere. So, Naturally - as a fan of Pawn Stars and American Pickers-- I had my hopes really high for something cool and unique. When she finally got around to bring this camera kit around... I couldn't wipe the smile off my face. The name is familiar.. the camera was not. But I was still surprised. Mamiya. A big, huge name in Medium format cameras .. next to Hasslebad and Pentax.. also used to make SLR cameras. In my opinion they seemed to be some pretty good quality cameras too. But the much smaller company folded under the pre