Posts Tagged ‘lens’

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.

Impressive: Photographer Recovers $9000 Worth of Stolen Nikon Through EXIF-Data Search on Flickr

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Well, I guess I’m late to this one, but anyway, in case you didn’t see it:

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Plus five points for GadgetTrak House.

Umi Restaurant of Potrero Hill Has Your Pentax DSLR, You Know, the One You Left Outside Last Night.

Monday, August 15th, 2011

The news from Potrero Hill’s highly Yelp rated Umi Restaurant:

“@umi: did you leave a pentax camera on one of the benches outside 18th street in potrero? tell us the model & lens, we’re holding it…”


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This is What You Get When You Turn a Wide-Angle Camera Lens on Its Side to Photograph a Billionaire and His Daughter

Friday, July 15th, 2011

I don’t know if he does it anymore, but around town there’s a celebrity photographer who would take full-length portraits of party guests using his full-frame Canon DSLR (MSRP = $8000) and a super wide-angle lens.

It was grisly – you’d end up seeing people with big heads and tiny legs. Kind of like this.

That’s what you might call a bird’s eye view of Bernie Ecclestone’s shoes:

Next stop: Animals Close Up, With A Wide Angled Lens

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:

Some of the Nude Beaches in Marin County Can be a Little Hard to Get to These Days

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

You’ll have to figure out for yourself just exactly where in Marin County this nude beach is, in this mostly-SFW photo from a while ago. The place was officially closed at the time due to an unsafe stairway and it’s more-than-likely officially closed at this time.

But actually, your nudist types like out-of-the-way places anyway, the kind that require long descents from the nearest road.

Now, your San Francisco Bay Guardian occupies the field of nude beach field scouting – their link appears to be down right now but feel free to give a try later on.  

The nude types were to the east of the stairway and the never-nudes were to the west - it all worked out. All the while, a couple of fun fearless females felt free to parade up and down the whole beach by the low tide line, on the catwalk, they did their little turn on the catwalk, yeah on the catwalk, on the catwalk, yeah, they did a little turn on the catwalk for about half-hour:

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By the way, is there a special law that disallows photography on Public Nude Beaches? Not that I’m aware of.

A Hipster with a Shoebox Camera Enjoys San Francisco’s Civic Center

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Not exactly sure what kind of photography rig this fellow was using in Civic Center the other day. It could be something as simple as two SLR cameras in a box, or maybe it has something to do with video or 3D.

(Perhaps he was scouting locations for the next Wes Anderson movie?)

Dude has quite a conversation piece, anyway.

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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.