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Notes on life, art, photography and technology, by a Danish bohemian and ne'er-do-well.
Robin Wong is more fun to read than dry lens tests (or camera tests). These days he works for Olympus, but it does not sound like he is writing more positively than he did when he was just a fan.
|Can you believe this nice bokeh on a super-wide? That's because, as I forgot to even mention, the PRO line is also faster than normal zooms, being F:2.8 across the zoom line. This is a big part of their size and price.|
From an astonishing book called The Healing Code:
Here's a cool video of a Russian guy cutting a metal cube within a cube within a cube.
I notice that the Olympus E-M10 is currently only $499 (with kit lens) at Amazon US.
Whether you can afford them or not (apparently quite a few people can, Leica is busy), you may have an interest in reading about high-quality cameras. If so, this article is num-num. This is about the second version of the Leica M Monochrom, "typ 246". (It seems that Leica is following the trends of Apple and Amazon, no easy distinction of generations, an iMac is an iMac is an iMac, and Kindle is a Kindle is a Kindle. Sigh.)
|New Leica Monochrom, "The Black Ghost"?|
And being digital, it can be fitted with an Electronic ViewFinder (EVF), which does away with that old downside of non-reflex cameras, parallax (non-precise framing), and also now lets them use tele or zoom lenses, impossible with film Leicas.
(Gotta admit that as configured here, the machine is very handsome and "manly". :-)
Bert found this, and I agree with him, it could be very, very important indeed.
I've rarely been very interested in very realistic paintings. And I think the main reason is that 98% of those exhibit very little imagination. The artist rarely puts very much of himself into them.
To my taste, this gets more interesting as it progresses. E
What could be further apart than high math and The Simpsons? LOTS of things, as this article explains; there are several high-math big brains on the Simpsons writing team. (And more yet on the Futurama team.)
I was astonished and disappointed when I could not find any translation of Gasolin's classic song. So I translated it myself. It's quite poetic in style, so the translation had to be quite conceptual at places. The text was written by Mogens Mogensen, an old poet the band had befriended. He wrote the lyrics to several of their songs, and was "a sailor like Captain Haddock". - Eolake