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Nikon D1X and A Visit From Grammy

Last week I sold my dSLR. I traded the Nikon D1 in for the D1x. I really wanted a few extra pixels and better color.

Here are the improvements:

  • Selectable color space mode (sRGB or Adobe 1998)
  • Textual custom functions (5 languages)
  • ISO sensitivity selectable in 1/3 or 1/2 stops (D1X from ISO 125, D1H from ISO 200)
  • RAW file optional lossless compression mode (2:1)
  • Less noise at high ISO’s
  • One-button playback with magnification capability
  • 5.9mp sensor!

I mainly upgraded because of the color balance with the D1 was a little out of wack and I hated processing the pictures after the fact. I contemplated the D40 as it got great reviews and Feetnik is very happy with hers. But I really liked the fact that the D1 series were all designed around the Nikon F5 film camera. But for someone who needs a lightweight dSLR, the D40 is perfection. The color is completely spot on with the D1x. I love it. And the extra megapixels are what I always needed. I also have decided to only shoot in RAW format now. It’s just more hi-fi that way. iPhoto imports them as well, so it’s a match made in heaven. And if you ever need a quality used camera, I can only recommend KEH.

And on a side note, I took a few shots last night before going to bed with the ISO boost feature. It jumped the ISO to 3200! And I think I captured a spirit in doing so. It’s clearly moving in a few of the pictures. And there was no flash used and with my naked eye there was no reflections from the hanging lamp at all.� We have some awesome spirits in this house. Perhaps Grammy? FYI, the large light is an actual hanging lamp. It’s the small light that is the object in question. Any ideas? Orbs are awesome, huh?

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The New Nikon D50 Digital Camera

So it’s been announced. Nikon has just said it is to release a new digital SLR. The Nikon D50. This camera will break the $1000 price barrier. Retailing at $899 including a AF-S DX 18 – 55 mm F3.5 – F5.6G ED lens. Virtually a 27 – 85 mm equiv. FOV, 3x zoom.

Some features include:

  • New 6.1 effective megapixel Nikon DX Format CCD imaging sensor
  • Advanced digital image processor that marks a further evolution of analog and digital processing and pre-conditioning technologies
  • 3D Color Matrix Metering II
  • Near-instant 0.2-second power-up, and quick shutter response
  • Continuous shooting at 2.5 frames per second
  • Fast 5-area AF system with predictive focus tracking and Lock-onâ„¢
  • Fast shutter speed with a range from 30 to 1/4,000 sec
  • Fast flash sync shutter speeds up to 1/500 sec.

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Vince.

Fuck yeah. Finally they are going to fix my server problems which is why my journal software is giving Elle such a huge ass headache. And Elle you rock for that post today. It looks like so much fun and I may have to partake in the fun later tonite.

I am wanting to get rid of my 28-200mm f/3.5 lens for my camera. I barely use it. Gonna sell it and get a 16mm Fisheye. So if anyone wants to do a trade to fit a Nikon, come forward damnit!

This morning I went in to work early to photograph some guitarists who are auditioning to be in Limp Bizkit. It’s funny that the other guitarist in the Bizkit left. Why would he have left…he obviously is spineless so why would he quit a band that is so successful. I mean, he could have morals, but if he did he wouldn’t be there in the first place. It is just boggling my mind. I did find that bit on MTV where they were on stage doing a soundcheck and he built this lighting deal in to his shirt. It was fucking with his wireless guitar. It was so Spinal Tap it hurt. I did listen to that remix CD they just put out. It’s not too shabby. Funny, that is how i got in to the Cure, with MIXED UP.

Why is it 70 degrees outside? WHAT THE FUCK? Someone make it feel like winter. Give me some damn snow. What the hell is wrong with this planet. I am so ready to pack it up and move back to Mars.