Monday, June 27, 2011

Canonet QL17 GIII

I've recently purchased a Canon QL17 3rd generation and I have to say that I am loving this camera.

Benefits include:
-Camera is unimposing (great for street photography)
-Uses a leaf shutter, making the camera quieter than the clack clack of an SLR
-It's a rangefinder (Oh, I do love my rangefinders)
-Light weight (great for my fragile, weak arms)
-Able to use full manual or use aperture priority, automatic exposure, or even full manual.

-Requires an outlawed mercury battery
-require a lens hood that is an awkward 42mm
-focusing is a bit awkward for the way I would hold an SLR due to the lever of some sort that juts out of the focusing ring.

But these downsides are all rendered moot once you actually get a hold of this camera and discover how fun it is to handle and shoot with this camera.

Here's a sample shot I took at the park:

Good news everyone! I'm back!

The professor is back!

I'll be back doing technological reviews and such later, right now I must invent a sweater folding unit.  I'm rather old and frail, you know.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Admin name snippit

For anyone who uses Kusaba X and would like it to look a little better, I've devised a little moderation to the tpl files, here is the snippit:

                {if $ && $board.anonymous}
                    <span class="postername"><a href="mailto:{$}"></span>
                {if $ eq '' && $post.tripcode eq ''}
                        <span class="postername">{$board.anonymous}</span>
                {elseif $ eq '' && $post.tripcode neq ''}
                    {if $post.posterauthority eq 1}
                        <span class="postername2">{$}</span>
                    {elseif $post.posterauthority eq 2}
                        <span class="postername3">{$}</span>
                        <span class="postername">{$}</span>
                {if $ neq '' && $board.anonymous neq ''}

                {if $post.tripcode neq ''}
                    {if $post.posterauthority eq 1}
                        <span class="postertrip2">!{$post.tripcode}</span>   
                    {elseif $post.posterauthority eq 2}
                        <span class="postertrip3">!{$post.tripcode}</span>   
                        <span class="postertrip">!{$post.tripcode}</span>   
            {if $post.posterauthority eq 1}
                <span class="admin">
            {elseif $post.posterauthority eq 2}
                <span class="mod">

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I'm back, everyone!

After some recent run ins with some medical complications and draw backs due to some payments my insurance doesn't cover, I am back!  I do apologize for dropping into the blue(SM64 ref.) like that, but I am back now!
I have been diagnosed and treated for some rather major complications, but I am recovering nicely.  I will be back later today with a follow up post that will have a lighter mood!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Good news, Treyarch!

With the soon release of Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops, many have been looking forward to where Infinity Ward screwed up so badly on their last try with Modern Warfare 2.
I fully realize that Treyarch is not Infinity Ward and is fully capable of putting out decent games for us (Call of Duty 3, and World at War)
arguably, World at War was the most balanced Call of Duty game since Call of Duty 2 and has been on of my personal favorites.  I was on the ropes about buying Black Ops, but now after the live events, interviews, BETA leaks, and viDocks, I am more than happy to place my preorder down for this game.

I will spare any depth into what we can expect, because all that information is out there somewhere already.  To me this game looks like a combination of every great game in the history of FPS.
Wager matches include a game that seems similar to Golden Eye, bots in multiplayer like in BF2, customization you have only seen this extensive in custom skins.

Call of Duty: Black Ops comes out in 19 days and I can assure you I most likely will not be disappointed with this one like I was Modern Warfare 2.