Posts Tagged ‘canon’

Unsponsored Link: OMG OMG OMG, a 40mm SLR “Pancake” Lens Direct from Canon for $111 – Perfect for Food Photography!

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Actually, you can take pictures of anything with this tiny wonder, not just food.

In aggravation, these lenses are refurbished.

In mitigation, these lenses have free shipping.

These days, sometimes they’re in stock, sometimes out, but I managed to order one yesterday:

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Enjoy.

And This Week’s #1 San Francisco-Related YouTube Video is All About “Chemtrails” from an Asiana 747

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Of course the scientific term for chemtrails is contrails, or vapor trails if you prefer.

But if you’re tired of controlled demolition, Building 7, and the JFK conspiracy, then chemtrails might be for you!

Chemtrail sprayer closeup over San Francisco, 2-16-14

(Nice camera, dude – a Canon Powershot SX50 at 1200mm equivalent.)

The Unpublicized Picket Lines of Octavia Boulevard Housing Construction – Corish Electric Unfair?

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Or so they say:

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I guess some of these people are electricians?

This is all I know…

One-Percent Photoshoot, 94104 – Despicable Him, Numerous Minions – That Old Standby: Blue Blazer, Khakis

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Some day, some day, some day, I’ll be the peacock

Winsome on Sansome:

Click to expand – now that’s a telephoto lens, so I guess the photographer won’t capture the copy of The New York Times that Dude is holding

Some day, some day, some day, Dominion

OMG, Canon Business Solutions is Coming to the Financh! 10,000 Square Feet at 201 California – Almost Open

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Well, check out the new signs at the corner of California and Front:

Canon Takes 10,300 SF at 201 CaliforniaGlenborough LLC found a retail tenant to fill the vacant ground floor space at 201 California St. in San Francisco. Canon Business Solutions Inc. will occupy 10,283 square feet upon completion of tenant improvements. The 17-story, Class A office property totals 239,342 square feet in the financial district. Jessica Birmingham and Rhonda Diaz Caldewey of Terranomics represented the landlord for the retail portion of the building, while Canon Business Solutions was represented by Michael Taquino of Grubb & Ellis.”

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Oh, and speaking of companies what make cameras and whatnot, which version of Stanfoo-educated TerrorNomics deal broker Jessica Birmingham do you prefer?

Magenta?

Or not magenta?

You make the call.

Anyway, let’s all thank Canon for making the Financh look less like an arrested-decay ghost town during this Great Recession…

Seafood Buffet at Stow Lake: This Great Blue Heron Noshes on Crawdads – They’re Like Little Lobsters!

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

This giant bird with a wingspan bigger than your outstretched arms has managed to stay well-fed on tiny crawdads in Golden Gate Park.

See? Nom nom nom:

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Hurray!

Kuwait Bans DSLR-Camera Photo-Taking in Public – Shoot a Stranger, Go To Jail? – But Accredited Journalists Excepted

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Just try to use your biggish digital single-lens-reflex camera on the streets of Kuwait these days. It ain’t easy, brother.

Now, I don’t think that you could ban DSLR use in San Francisco. There’d be a rebellion or something.

Cause if something happens, it didn’t happen unless it was recorded somehow – that’s how we look at it.

Our Folsom Street Fair 2009 was a great day for walkies with the slave, past the guy with the Nikon, past the guy with the Canon, past the Leather Etc…(!) store…:

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Just be on the look-out for this guy. I think he’s up to something:

The Camera Setup that San Francisco Society Reporter Catherine Bigelow Needs

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

That Catherine Bigelow, you know, she’s Everywhere You Want To Be. But she is probably taking photos for Social City using one of them stylish little digicams with the flash just above and to the side of the lens. That leads to red-eye, which needs to get fixed, as here (unless I’m mistaken and this fellow just naturally has coal-black, Simpsons cartoon eyes), and there are other issues as well.  

Let’s get started, credit card at the ready:

Canon digital SLR – any type, it doesn’t matter. How about a Rebel XS (aka 1000D) for $449? Take off the kit lens and sell it on the craigslist or throw it at somebody you don’t like - just get rid of it.  

Canon 35mm 2.0 lens – $320. (I paid $100 for mine, but it was used.) 

Canon 580EX flash – $399

It will all look like this:

Then here’s what you do:

Put the camera in Manual Mode and leave it that way forever.

Set it for 1/100th of  second exposure at f/2.5 with ISO sensitivity of 800, something like that.

Carry the camera and flash separately and then put them together at the event, making sure to lift up the white card thing on top of the flash.

Get your people together, hold the camera horizontally and press the shutter button - it will focus (with a gentle red light assist, if necessary) and take three shots, all within a second or two.

Then when you’re done, just take the flash off of the camera and they’ll both turn themselves off, ready to wake up as soon as you couple them again.

So yes, this approach is going to cost four figures and use stuff that’s a lot bigger and heavier than a $200 digicam. But it will produce images that complement the subjects and it will produce images that look good all the time, as opposed to just some of the time.

The primary benefit is having a soft flash coming from above the lens, as opposed to a sometimes-harsh flash coming from right next to the lens.

That’s my two cents.

Here’s What Your Canon SLR Camera Needs: A Used 1200mm Lens for Just $120K

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Hey do you have a Canon SLR camera made the past two decades or so? Sure, millions of others across the world do too. Well today is your lucky day – you can buy a 1200mm lens from New York’s B&H Foto and Electronics for just $120,000.

As soon as you get it, just click it onto your cam and start shooting.

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B&H doesn’t come right out and say it, but I think they’ve lost the tripod. Oh well.

“The Canon 1200/5.6L USM, the longest fixed telephoto lens ever built by Canon, contains 13 elements (2 Fluorite) in 10 groups and focus’ down to 49.5′. With an angle-of- view of about 2° on a full-frame 35 mm camera, calling this lens a ‘tele’ is like calling King Kong a monkey.

Built-to-order by Canon from 1993 to 2005, each lens was hand-crafted at the rate of about 2-per-year and a delivery time of about 18 months. Only a dozen-or-so were ever made. Who bought them? National Geographic magazine and Sports Illustrated are known to own a couple, the Feds probably have a few squirreled away somewhere, and a few well-heeled photo enthusiasts.

This particular lens is extremely clean inside and out. Included with this lens is a leather slip-on ‘lens cap’, the original fitted aluminum trunk case, a custom trunk case with wheels that holds the original trunk case, and a prodigious measure of ego satisfaction. Weighing in at over 36lbs and an overall length of 33 inches, a sturdy tripod and pan/tilt head is highly recommended.

Pack mule not included.”

Don’t delay, buy today.

Ah, Memories – Parading Your Slave All Over SoMA at the 2009 Folsom Street Fair

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

San Francisco’s Folsom Street Fair 2009 went down last month, but when you shoot film(!), as photographer Mikey Baratta does when he uses his Hasselblad(!) camera, well, it takes a while to get prints back from the FotoMat and scanned for uploading.

As here. It was a great day for walkies with the slave, past the guy with the Nikon, past the guy with the Canon, past the Leather Etc…(!) store. Click to expand:

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Ah, memories.