hjertnes.blog

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04.07.2018 02:00

Every time I see someone arguing for why choosing your own gender is “wrong”, I see some desperate person hiding under flawed arguments and logic to avoid something they are very uncomfortable with.

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04.07.2018 02:00

I can see my Apple Watch battery life being significant worse as I’m approaching the two year mark.

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04.07.2018 02:00

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04.07.2018 02:00

Got my Classroom friendly sharpener today. It’s awesome!

Finding the lenses you need.

04.07.2018 02:00

If you have no idea about lenses, start with a 40mm (27mm on a crop system). It is between a 35 and 50; the two most popular prime focal lengths. Great everything from portraits to street and general “snapshots”.

The next step would be to decide what else you would like: more flexibility (zoom), something wider, something longer or something faster? Where and how you’ll shoot will also be an important factor. Because if you shoot stuff that moves fast you’ll want fast autofocus, if you walk around with it a lot you want something light. But if you shoot in a studio you don’t care about either.

The f-stop number on a lens tells us how “fast” it is or how much light it can let it. Lower number, larger hole. Lower number means more glass, more glass means heavier and slower autofocus (because something has to move all of that glass to focus).

I personally always try to find the fastest light combo. Like with my Fuji I always go with the F2 line of lenses. There are faster versions of similar focal lengths (like f/1.2 and f/1.4) but they have slower autofocus and are much heavier. One of the reasons I take as many photos as I do, is because almost all of my lens combos are very small and compact.

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03.07.2018 02:00

The world have spent too much energy making sure white straight cis men like myself are comfortable

Why I prefer primes to zooms.

03.07.2018 02:00

You can either get a set of primes (fixed focal lengths) or one (or more) zooms to cover the same focal lengths. There are good and bad sides to both. The good thing about a zoom is that you carry less lenses and you don’t have to switch them that often. The bad thing is that they are almost always slower, and are heavier very expensive.

I used to use a 24-70mm lens on my Canon Rebel. It was a f/2.8, aka very heavy. This was the kind of lens you can forget about using with one hand. I’m not getting another one for a number of reasons.

  • I didn’t use that many different focal lengths.
  • I could get more or less the same thing with 3-4 primes
  • The primes would all of them be light enough for one handed use
  • The primes would be faster.

I always use my camera more, and bring it more places, if I use a small and light lens on it. And other people aren’t always that fund of me walking around with huge lenses for a number of reasons. There are stuff I’ll miss about not having a zoom, like more flexibility in terms of how far away / close you have to get. But I have always enjoyed small and light primes more.

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02.07.2018 02:00

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02.07.2018 02:00

New job 1st of September

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02.07.2018 02:00

New mug