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.
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Water fun or Google +?
At this point I had wanted to give a review of google plus, but instead i'm going to talk about the cool designs that water makes when splashed. Mainly I like the design because there's no was to duplicate them. It's like a snow flake, each one is unique. Its the stuff that makes photographing surfers riding waves so amazing. This camera makes taking these pictures pretty easy.. just as long as my timing is right.I wish it had a photo-burst mode which would make it easier to capture the right moment. Most of the higher end DSLR cameras can shoot 3,5 event 7 shots per second. Yup, that's all I got for now. I'm still trying to give google plus the benefit of the doubt over here. Nobody wants it to turn out like google buzz did, but you never know. I think the company made a mistake in only letting a select few get onto google plus. It would have been much better if they just rolled it out for all gmail users or google account holders. So far, i'm just on there talking to my self and about three other people. At least when twitter came out there were a few more people using it. When instagram came out there were a lot of good hard core users jumping on board. I think the soft launch is going to hurt google plus. It needs a real jolt of attention before things fizzle out.
This is my first experience with and my first review of a Nikon Camera. I used to be, but I'm not longer the type of photographer that tries to argue about which brand is better(Canon, Nikon, Sony, Leica, ... etc.) I don't think this is like the Nintendo/Sega video game console wars of the 80s and 90s. If I had the money and time, there's no telling what brand of camera I'd own. There are a lot of factors for photographers - both professional and casual - to take into account. Style, ease of use, compatibility (with other lenses), low light performance, megapixels and recommendations from bloggers, friends and photographers that they admire. Your choice of camera is a very personal one.. and it is sometimes a permanent one. Often times a camera will even outlive it's owner. As you know from some of my previous posts, my dad's camera did outlive my father.. but only by a few years. But, I have been able to fix and use several other older cameras. T…
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 pressure …
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:
Here's a link to the original directions on PopPhoto This is a common problem on the EOS 630 and th…