Monthly Archive: September 2011

Home made wind suppressing blimp for microphones

Home made wind suppressing blimp for microphones

After dealing with wind one too many times, and especially in Yellowstone, I decided to build my own blimp. I assembled what you see in this photo: After I built this, I discovered plans on the Internet for this same idea, even using the same components! The tube is made from two inexpensive bird feeders, purchased at Home Depot. The...

Technical description of Canon RAW files

Technical description of Canon RAW files

Inside the Canon RAW format version 2, understanding .CR2 file format and files produced by Canon EOS Digital Camera. Mostly of interest to software engineers (like me). If you ever wanted to know more about the Canon .CR2 raw image file format and what gets stored there, this is the place to go.

Firmware update for the lens?

Firmware update for the lens?

It seems odd, even to me, a software engineer, to be updating the firmware in my camera lens – but its for real. Panasonic released firmware updates for several of their camera lenses, including the standard 14-42mm kit lens: 43 Rumors | Blog | Panasonic firmware update for four m43 lenses!. The improvement is said to improve auto-focusing, image stabilization, and...

Canon, Nikon market share dropping in Japan

Canon, Nikon market share dropping in Japan

And dropping by a lot due to the shift to smaller, lighter mirrorless DSLR-like cameras: Canon Inc. 7751 and Nikon Corp. 7731, the world’s two biggest makers of high-end cameras, may be missing out on the industry’s biggest technology shift since film rolls became obsolete. via Canon Hanging on to Mirrors Means Opportunity for Sony, Panasonic Cameras – Bloomberg.