As it has somehow become fashionable to release "fake news", I decided to perpetuate some of my own and announced the rumored release of a new Leica m43 camera body along with convincing images. The new Chinese Yi M1 has borrowed a lot of minimalistic design cues from the Leica T camera although it is … Continue reading A Real World Performance Review of the Yi M1 Camera.
Some people were interested in how well the AF worked with the Metabones Speed Booster and so I thought I try to evaluate that as scientifically as possible. To measure the speed of acquiring focus, I placed a microphone onto the body of the camera being tested and I recorded an audio track with Audacity. … Continue reading Evaluating Focus Speed with Metabones Speed Booster S
This is material I hope to submit to the UK magazine, Black & White Photography. One of the fundamental joys of black & white photography is that it makes life simpler. A simple life is a happy life. Freed from the distractions of colour, photography becomes a study of contrast, shapes and patterns. My background … Continue reading The Joys of Monochrome Photography
I’m so glad all of you could make it out tonight – and what a truly glorious night it is! It’s my pleasure to introduce you to the night sky but I would also like to show you how astronomy affects everyone, everyday. As human beings we evolved to become creatures of the day since … Continue reading Stargazing while under the influence (Calamus Winery, Niagara on the Lake)
We all want to preserve and maintain our expensive astronomical observing gear. Part of realizing that goal would be to keep the optics of that equipment clean. But what appears to be common sense would be wrong. Not only should we not be actively cleaning our optics, we are likely cleaning the wrong optics. And … Continue reading What you never knew about cleaning optics.
I’ve owned my beloved Canon T2i for six years and resisted upgrading all this time because the sensor remained virtually unchanged with each new model iteration. Canon finally reached parity with competing Nikon DSLRs by featuring a 24 MP APS-C sensor in the new T6i/T6s model. But the Nikon D5500 still retained an important edge, … Continue reading Unleashing hidden resolution in your 24 MP Canon T6i.
Being the last major league baseball franchise in Canada, the Toronto Blue Jays unify Canadians from coast to coast to coast like no other phenomenon. Even I was swept up in the fervour of last season’s electrifying drive to just shy of a berth in the World Series. And this is from a guy whose … Continue reading How to Make Your Own Cooled DSLR for Way Less than Late Season Jays Ticket