If you’re in the mood for trying something new, the best way to get started is by trying a craft kit. There are all sorts available that can start you off with
Another quick batch of linkage…
…but you’d better be wearing the right shoes.
This article on Reuters Oddly Enough explains how wearing flip flops to work can have damaging effects on your career as well as your feet:
Latest Update: Changed the SD700 / Ixus 800 into a full page.
As far as professional photographers go, there’s only one manufacturer of cameras out there. It’s just that they can’t agree on who it is – Canon or Nikon. Canon have a fairly strong lead now in sports photography, and are usually more popular with amateurs, but if you’re serious about photography you probably already know which side you’re on.
Me? I’m a Canon user. Having said that, though, we have a little Nikon compact that we’ve had for quite a while now, and we’ve loved it too. For the most part, I’m a bit of a Canon fan.
We ought to link to this – they’re generating more content for our CaseMods page. ExtremeTech have just started their third annual case modding competition, with weekly prizes beginning this Friday. Each weekly winner gets entered for the grand prize. It’s a slightly odd choice of prizes, though. The winners each win – a case. Wouldn’t the winners of this contest be the people least likely to want a PC case? Surely it would make more sense to give cases to the losers? (Yes it would, and don’t call me Shirley). OK, so there’s a few more bits to the grand prize, but it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me.
It’s only open to US residents, unfortunately, but I don’t think we’d have won anyway – sticking a sparkly fan from Maplin in the back and sellotaping a picture of Zippy to the front of a computer doesn’t really count as ‘modding’, does it?
Latest Update: Added a couple more reviews that Fred has linked to since the release of book 4. Also added Amazon links for book 4.
“That whole MT inspired thing is kinda freaky… but honestly, I LIKE the idea that what we do inspires people to do their own. Here in the states, we tend to be passive consumers – the media has convinced us that the only good entertainment is what we pay for. The nice thing about the net is this – there’s plenty of room for webcomics – plenty. People read what they are interested in. If you can make something good, people will come.”
Latest Update: Added link to DPReview’s hands-on preview. The comparison table against the Olly doesn’t bode well, but there could be more to it than the numbers…
It’s Panasonic’s first SLR, based on the Four Thirds standard for sensors and lenses.
Panasonic keep making some interesting cameras, and this looks to be no exception. There’s very little information around so far, as it’s just been announced, but they seem to be jumping in to the mid-range of SLRs to start with, as the L1 is going to retail for around $2000.
Latest Update: Added link to Imaging Resource’s review of the LS2.
I have a general rule with cameras – never buy a camera from a company that only started making cameras when they went digital. Plenty of consumer electronics companies have realised that a digital camera is just a box of electronics with a lens on the front, so if they can buy some lenses from someone, they can make a bit of money. The results are usually pretty poor.
Anyway, although I’ve never actually owned a
Check the reviews carefully, though, before buying – there have been a few models that have sounded almost perfect to me, until the reviews turn up the compromises that have been made for the features.