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Another Reason To Avoid Buying A DSLR or Stupidity Reigns In Our Midst

Wed December 7, 2011

This prohibition to using a DSLR takes the prize: “Due to their combination of high-quality sensor and high resolution, digital SLR cameras are unfortunately not permitted inside the station.”

How asinine can this be? This sign is posted at the entrance of the London Transport Museum since digital SLRs “are classed as professional equipment.” Note that there is no ban on taking photos, only on using “big” DSLRs and tripods which could “risk the safety of the majority of people for a minority.”

So is the ban due to the high-quality/high resolution of DSLRs or for safety reason?

So, y’all just bring your non-professional looking compact mirrorless now and you’ll be fine.

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Leica Lens Holder Turns Leica Lens Into A Stability-Enhancing Handle

Fri July 29, 2011

Leica Lens Holder M

Leica Lens Holder M

OK,I don’t know if the title made any sense to you but the whole thing does not make sense to me. I will speak slowly: this is a lens holder — made by Leica — that needs the use of a second lens — also made by Leica — to be used together as a stability-enhancing handle — for the Leica MP and M7 cameras. Comprende?

According to Leica, the “Leica Lens Holder M allows you to keep a complete mini photo outfit – a camera and two lenses – hanging on your carrying strap and ready for use.” You simply screw it into the tripod bushing, insert a second lens into its bayonet mount, and use the contraption as a stability-enhancing handle or as a mini tripod. The M system lens holder fits all analogue Leica M models except the Leica M5. If I may say so, that’s probably the most expensive mini tripod I’ve ever seen.

Yes, I checked and it’s not April 1st. Not only did someone at Leica come up with the idea — but it got approved!

View the Leica Lens Holder @ Leica.

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Apple [Magic] TrackPad

Tue July 27, 2010

Apple Magic TrackPad

Apple Magic TrackPad

Apple is really enamored with the “magic” label these days and has today announced the wireless “Magic” TrackPad — “The largest Multi-Touch trackpad ever.” For Apple desktop users with MacBook Pro trackpad envy.

The Magic TrackPad is “just like the trackpad on the MacBook Pro — but bigger.

So, what can you do with the Magic TrackPad that is so magical? Scroll, swipe, pinch, and rotate to your fingers’ content — with the entire surface acting as a giant button that clicks.

Unfortunately, you cannot use a stylus and draw precisely on it, nor can you use it for detailed image editing in Photoshop.

Learn more and buy it, already [it’s only $69] at: Apple.

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Photographer Stopped From Taking Christmas Lights Photos

Tue December 1, 2009

Chalk it up to another episode of “No Photography here, (Please)” as two police Community Support Officers use anti-terrorism legislation to stop a Brighton-based photographer from taking images of Christmas lights.

[ Read the article at: BJP ]


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No Photos (Please)

Mon November 30, 2009

Increasingly, the act of pointing a digital SLR camera at anything is becoming not just undesired but illegal in many countries. Very often the “Please” is left out and the photographer is treated as a criminal.

Michael Coyne shares his experiences photographing in Hong Kong. It exposes the stupidity of the “No Photography” law wherever it is enforced and of the simple minds who enact such laws.

[ Read the article at: Black Star Rising ]


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What to do during lunch hour: Rob Bank

Mon November 23, 2009

This is too weird. A Bay Street [Toronto’s version of Wall Street] financier spent his lunch hour robbing banks. And he did it unarmed and never wearing a mask. I guess the money was handed over on face recognizance alone. A note of warning about compulsive gambling. And also that marriage is good for you.

[ Read the article at: Toronto Star ]


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Cop tasers 10 year old girl

Fri November 20, 2009

Common sense seems to be lacking as a cop tasered a 10 year old girl who had problem going to bed. What boggles the mind is that the girl’s mom called the cops, and the cops actually came, and that a cop followed the mom’s suggestion to taser her own girl. And they don’t see what’s wrong!? Sad and very disturbing.

[ Read the article at: Toronto Star ]