A lens similar to a 50mm on a full frame camera is not tele and it is not a portrait lens.

August 13, 2018

Apple does this with their dual lens phones, and Fujifilm does this with their “tele” converter lens for their x100 series of cameras. And it is just wrong.

No one would consider a 50mm on a full frame camera to be a telephoto or a portrait lens. It is a fucking normal lens, and the most normal of them. According to Wikipedia a telephoto lens starts at 67mm.

Why is this important? Because it is kind of annoying that they call it for something it is not. The other side of it is that you usually want to use a longer lens when you take portraits because the longer the lens is the more proportional “stuff looks”. If you shoot with something less than 50mm it is very easy to get a nose that looks huge etc.

A very popular portrait focal length is the 85mm or 135mm. The longer the better, except that when who you take pictures of are too far away it becomes a little bit difficult to talk to them.


August 10, 2018

Liked: ClojureScript Synonyms

Awesome page with a bunch of examples of the same code in JavaScript and ClojureScript

Where Lightroom CC have to improve.

August 10, 2018

Lightroom CC have become pretty great. It is a fresh version of Lightroom where most of the heavy operations happen in the cloud. This means that you can get away with cheaper hardware if you have a good internet connection; or even an iPad.

But there are a few areas where I wish they would improve. Some of the very basic editing features still miss. The big thing however, is that they got to fix batch editing. One of the things that drive me nuts, and have been ever since it first came out is that I can’t tell it to auto tune all the images I have selected. Or most other things I often do on many pictures at once. The only way to solve it that I have found is to make keyboard maestro macros that look for a pre defined number of times.