Monday, August 25, 2008

new goodies
Originally uploaded by j_wijnands.
I picked up the 24-85 AF-S today. A shop at the other side of the country was going out of business and had this left in their used section. There's a black rim just outside the front element which has a tiny nick. Otherwise it's in fine condition. Physical aspects of the lens are very nice. There's no motion whatsoever in the front element wether you zoom or focus. "real" af-s is nice too. First results are encouraging but it's a bit early to tell if this will succeed my beloved 28-105.

Below it are 4 vapex batteries. A relatively new brand, supposedly just as good or even better as the famous eneloops but at half the price.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

geotagging my pictures.

Train in motion
Originally uploaded by j_wijnands.
After reading something about it here: I decided to try it myself. I already own a PDA, an old rx3715 with a bluetooth gps receiver which I use for Tomtom navigation.

I loaded outdoor gps or odgps which I found here: on my pocketpc. Connect to the gps receiver (com6, 38400 baud) and let it get a fix. In the cockpit view it shows the current gps time. It's wise to synchronize your camera's clock as well as you can.

I then ticket the option "CollectData" and went shooting. When I got back I installed geosetter. This program recognizes Nikon's Nef files and the gpx file that odgps created. Then it's a matter of simply merging, saving and continueing with your normal workflow.

Only thing I haven't figured out yet is how to make flickr automatically place my images on a map but that's probably somewhere in the options.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Trying to get the hang of dizzler. Sounds good 3 million free tracks to listen to but for some reason it won't play.

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Caught in the act!

I caught these two flies having sex in my window. Took the camera, flash in my right hand and fired of a dozen frames before I threw these two out.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Village street

Village street
Originally uploaded by j_wijnands.
The village street in the Archeon. We visited it again, third time in two years, last firday. Had a lovely time as always.