Vamshidhar Kommineni

September 24, 2006

My camera wishlist :)

Filed under: Photography — Vamshi @ 7:11 pm

Two crazy cameras from Seitz announced for Photokina 2006 (never even heard of them before reading these articles)

First up, a 160 MP camera that shoots native 6 x 17 images (only ~36K for the "mobile" version)

Engadget
Seitz

And a camera that can do 360 degree panoramas in 2 seconds (slightly more costly at 37.5K)

Engadget
Seitz

I think I prefer the panorama camera; seems a bit more practical :). The model posing with the cameras doesn’t seem very enthused by either of them.

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Zigview S2 viewfinder live preview for digital SLRs

Filed under: Photography — Vamshi @ 6:58 pm

Via Engadget (my main source of gadget porn :)

DSLRs have the unfortunate aspect of not having the "live preview" on the LCD that most of us digital photography amateurs know and love (See Wikipedia for an explanation of why).

I’ve gotten used to it with my D70S and don’t really mind it anymore, but occasionally run into a need for it (awkard angle shots, some kinds of macro shots, etc.). The linked product seems to be an interesting way of providing this live preview, though it is quite expensive at $466. Expected to be released in October in the UK. I haven’t seen any reviews of it yet.

September 8, 2006

Testing Picture posting from Live Writer to Live Spaces

Filed under: Photography — Vamshi @ 12:38 am

I’ve been curious about how Live Spaces picture albums/storage/etc. works as well as wanting to try out LiveWriter image insert support. So here’s a few pictures I took last Saturday while walking along the Myrtle Edwards/Elliott Bay Parks:

Pros:

  • Support for different image sizes (both inline and linked image)
  • Watermark, drop shadow and other effects in Live Writer itself
  • Save picture template for future image posts
  • Hotkey for inserting images

Cons:

  • Bug in Live Writer which makes connections to the Spaces Image store time out too quickly
  • No image preview on file insert dialog

Rainier looming behind the port of Seattle:Rainier looming behind the port of Seattle

 Seattle skyline from the little fishing dock in the park: Seattle skyline from the little fishing dock in the park

Another picture looking out to the Olympic range from the same dock:Another picture looking out to the Olympic range from the same dock

Aborted (but still cool :) attempt to photograph Seattle on the walk back without a tripod:Aborted (but still cool :) attempt to photograph Seattle on the walk back without a tripod

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