Saturday Oct 7, 2006 was the harvest moon, the full moon occuring closest to the autumnal equinox. I used a telescope with a Canon EOS mount with a Rebel XTi camera. The focus isn't great around the edges and I'm still exploring why.
I won't go into the debate about why printing your own lens hood from paper is a good idea or bad idea. I'll be printing a few for fun and leave the rest up to the link to speak for itself.
Oh Canon, you make the best imaging products in the world. I cut my teeth on your Rebel SLR 35mm camera line and continued with the oh-so-familiar EOS DSLR line.
Recently, we needed to purchase an easy to use photo printer that could easily print pictures right from the camera requiring no computer. I happened upon the Canon Selphy CP-510 (Selphy being a Japanese cutisification of their Elph camera line). This printer is great; dye sub 4×6 prints at about the same price as the drug store (28 cents/ea). And no ink jet mess, just real continuous-tone prints!
I recorded a movie of the printer doing it's thing, watch it here: 2.4MB Quicktime MP4
Ok, so I broke a long standing promise to myself to never own a cell phone of my own. (And to all you h8rs out there that say “but you already have a cell phone”– it was from work, that doesn't count.) So this phone is also a camera phone. Sure, it's pictures look like a 1995 digital camera image at VGA resolution but sometimes it may be all ya gots. It's got that retro pre dot-com burst era that'll make you warm and fuzzy inside. Until I can code a nice camera-phone-to-blog-entry-post here (ohh yeah, I'll 0wnzor it sooN!!~1), you can visit my Flickr page and see the mopho stream.
Damn it, I wish I thought of this first. This is what happens when you combine a large format camera (think 4×5) with a traditional flat-bed scanner attached to the back. You get a camera with oodles of megapixels and dizzying file sizes. Sure, your exposure times go to seconds to sometimes minutes instead of fractions of a second. But the results are well worth the wait and as you can see in the picture, you can have fun with this “limitation.”
This reminds me a lot of my first encounter with a Polaroid land camera for which you can no longer buy film for. Instead, I stuffed photo paper into the back and exposed on to that.
The great thing about this project, is that the current scanner-camera being used is a Canon LiDE 20 USB scanner, which I have. It's cheap, small, lightweight and is bus powered.
The site was slashdotted so you'll have to visit one of the mirror sites listed.
I find this camera fascinating. It's a glimpse into a normal looking street with normal people going about their normal lifes– half way around the globe. Japan is +14 hours for you east coasters. If you watch long enough, you'll be greated with a visit from a train (or possibly a trolly) moving down the center of the street.
Welcome to Manma Beach in Yoron Denshi, Japan. Bring your beach chairs and sun screen.
There is a never ending use for Axis web cameras and I'm out to prove it. Today we have a camera located in a Japanese computer lab.
A very nice evening picture of the Georgia State University Campus and the downtown Atlanta cityscape. Shot with an AXIS 213 PTZ so feel free to look around or sit back and watch as others move the camera for you.
Update: Remember, you can't use Safari to see moving images from AXIS cameras as Safari doesn't support server push “motion-jpeg.” You should be using Firefox anyways.