Tag Archive for camera gear

Goose bumps!

Goose bumps! My favourite lens! It works better with this camera than my previous main camera. It was disappointing when this Minolta 50mm f1.4 did nothing but backfocus on my old main camera, so it fell to the wayside for a while. However, it works brilliantly with this camera body. It’s great to see one of the first autofocus lenses ever still hold it’s own, with it’s own character on current top of the range pro cameras. Oh, by the way, this photo was taken on an iPhone for Instagram, so don’t judge the quality of the Minolta from this photo.
#minolta50mm Update to the JapanesePhotos Instagram at: http://bit.ly/2iv4r7n.

A bit of home studio fun, then back to Netflix.

A bit of home studio fun, then back to Netflix. Well, cleaning up, dinner, post-processing, and then Netflix. I’ve been wanting to do this kind of shoot for a long time, and today, I finally had the chance. Update to the JapanesePhotos Instagram at: http://bit.ly/2iRRdOG.
here are some key photos. Incidentally, I now have a Fiverr profile, where you can have your own website screenshots put on the screen like these below. See the gig here, https://www.fiverr.com/s2/b8550b23c9.
The view of the living area in a Japanese "2DK" (2 bedroom, dining, and kitchen) apartment.

The view of the living area in a Japanese “2DK” (2 bedroom, dining, and kitchen) apartment.

Gees! What a cool looking website that appears to be.

A computer screen with keyboard and mouse.

A computer screen with keyboard and mouse.

New camera bag

I’m looking at going overseas for travel, so I need a camera that is not a magnet for thieves. So, naturally, I have some requirements for a bag the will hold (and keep) stuff. I need it to lock. It’s easier to steal something from inside a bag, as the owner will believe that since the bag is there, everything is there, and so the alarm won’t be raised for a long time. Also, it is easier to conceal a stolen item as it is usually smaller than a bag, but it is harder to steal the whole bag. It needs to look casual so it doesn’t look like it’s got a camera or other expensive things inside. I do need it to carry an SLR (or two), some lenses and essential accessories, so it’ll be (and look) heavy. Also as carry-on luggage it needs to carry my laptop and so I need to be able to take it out and put it back in easily during airport screening. Finally, as carry-on luggage it’s got to carry a guidebook and novel.

So in this Japanese store there are hundreds of camera bags, but does any of them meet my requirements? No. Don’t be surprised. There’s only a couple of dozen designs, but they display multiple colours and sizes of essentially the same couple-dozen bags. The most common issue where these bags fail is that zips cannot fit a TSA padlock or there is nothing for the padlock to secure to. Or worse, there are no zips, just clips. Eh, it was so tiring looking around! Did I buy a bag today? No. I’ll have to shop another day.

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