actually it's 40d yang now
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
  spring (means obligatory photo of ephemeral blooming flowers )

this camera is growing on me.

on another note.. had this on my laptop and 17" monitor while editing, and the difference is astounding.. so i'll just say i liked the way it looked on _my_ monitor.. probably looks like crap on yours. =(

(click for fullsize)

edit: i think i've taken this down and re-uploaded at least 20 times now
Monday, April 20, 2009
  cute kid i saw on broadway

just a little something i threw together in mspaint (click for fullsize)
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
  i've never appreciated autofocus more

so ed has an 80-200mm f/4 that has absolutely no electronics whatsoever.. you put the camera on manual mode and attach this thing, all while the camera complains there's no lens actually attached. and because it doesn't think a lens is attached, it doesn't display a light meter (i think i mentioned this in the last post) so you have to take test shots and check your histograms until you have a good grasp of the exposure settings you'll need. while it was a lot of extra work, i have to say i enjoyed the shots that were decently focused because it took that much more effort to get them. i guess it certainly helps me develop as a photographer when all the fancy pants auto stuff is unavailable and i have to actually (gasp) think about the proper settings and stuff..
Monday, April 6, 2009
  the sensor is the only redeeming quality about this camera
so ed has graciously loaned me his d40 so i can continue feeding my photography addiction despite my stupidity.. which we won't get into because it pains me to think about it. anyways, it takes great pictures.. and that's about it. this camera is so absurdly tiny and cramped. it needs a grip (nikon doesn't even make one.. you have to get the one targus makes) and a decent midrange zoom (i'd go with the 24-70) to flesh it out. the shutter release sounds papery and.. unsatisfying. and in manual mode, if you have a manual focus lens attached (like the one pictured) it doesn't show the light meter. the settings display in the viewfinder doesn't show you iso, and if you don't half-press the shutter, the main display is annoyingly on all the time (unless you turn it off.. in which case you have to press a button to see your settings.) you have to go into menus to get to a lot of the settings. and AF only works with certain lenses.

but.. and this is a big but.. it does have a great sensor.. which pretty much makes it all okay. kind of.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
  want a dog
there was this guy who was like "yo, can i borrow him? girls love dogs!" which was funny b/c the dog was surrounded by guys and a girl was the owner

in chinatown, outside of a shop. really affectionate :)

ridiculous ball of poof that was all over the place

CUTEST. NOSE. EVAR. (i think it's a labradoodle?)


my life would be so much better with a dog

edit: found this one while sorting through old shots

Wednesday, April 1, 2009
  those sunglasses are so deliciously 80's

he just oozes cool

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