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G10 Lens Test

This is much awaited G10 lens shot !  (Oh, really ?  Who did wait ?)

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It’s funny to see, are they the graffiti or the cover of the construction site ? (Good idea.)

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I’m not sure whether the subjects were hopeless or just the images ? ? ?   😀 

(You must be convinced that to show the image, fine quality of the lens is not important.)

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Snap the town by Mag lens (3)

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How weird ! ? ? ?  (of the image of Mag lens or my eyes ?) —– I know.   😀

(I’m going to further this with G10 lens etc — some may say, It’s an obsession.) ——– Oh, my my my, it’s snowing.

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Snap the Town by Mag lens (2)

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Some more snap shot by a homemade So-called Mag Lens.

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With your annoyance even more to come.  😀 

PS :  By the way, I’m editing this blog on Toshiba Laptop with W-XP and Google Picasa —– though, when I see the same on iPad, the images looks darker and the color seems more saturated (in other words,”Picture looks more exaggerated”)  They were displayed differently on each device by device but my intention was not so dark.   Murky doesn’t necessary looks gloomy.  😀

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Snap the Town (by Mag Lens)

6Dec by Mag(1)-DSC07676It was nothing to do with Xmas though, I went to a camera shopping.  Alongside, I had my Mag lens, Fun camera lens, Sony A7R with me.  (I made a fun with shop staffs while testing D850.)  On the way back, I did some snap shots of the town-scape.  (All of them were shot by Mag lens except the last one which was by Fun camera lens)  = Have a fun.   😀

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How’s that ?   😀

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G10 Lens

G10 Lens(1)-A09A7667Generally speaking, the converging lens was designed to project an image — and supposedly a good image.  So, whether it was a cheap toy camera, one time use camera, their lens was designed to make an image as good as its cost allowed.  Its mean when I re-use those lenses, naturally they create quite usable images. (and from their deep depth of field with rather small iris, those images were somewhat focus-free)  But, even among my homemade lenses, if the lens came from somewhere which was not expected to form clear projection (by its lens own), the image was rather hope-less (without having the other lens to compensate the aberration together)   A Lens, which I scavenged from Canon G10 compact camera was that kind.

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Photo left was a PENTAX Zoom compact camera.  From this one what I utilized was a mere lens barrel.  And from the photo middle, Canon G10, compact zoom camera. From this massive Hi-tech camera, what I found useful was just a front element of the lens, that’s all. (Like a stepper motor driven F-aperture, stepper motor driven focusing unit etc etc — not mention the screen system, image sensor etc may be used “one-day”  😀 )  And the photo right was the finished product, G10 lens for Sony A7R. = Looks cool isn’t it !  (sample photos which I said hopeless quality may come soon)  😀  (Zen Buddhist would say that, Even a hopeless lens should have a Karma which made him to play a role.) —– Incidentally, today (06-12-2017) was the exact 100 years anniversary of the Independence of the Finland —– Kiitos !

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Halina Lens

Hong Kong based Chinese Co. who made Halina camera, Hakin was an interesting company.   In fact, Halina itself was an utterly insignificant cheap camera still, they started to make the cameras as early as in the 1950s = started about the same time to many Japanese camera makers.  They all started to make cheap tin-toy cameras.  From there, the Japanese camera industry developed and evolved to the today’s Hi-tech industry. 

In contrast, Halina stayed almost the same position since.— or, they might just stick to the cheap products to sell in the poor country.  —– I would say they were serious people though, they only managed low-tech, or they never wanted more.  (It might be an old Chinese philosophy to know the position !)   (Still, they made TLR (ish) camera, Auto-exposure camera even 8 mm Cine = surprisingly many many cameras.)   It seemed, they try to survive against digital camera (unless the PC / Printer was handy no print to give to the friends ) still, phone camera killed them off.

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For me, it was yet another Toy camera lens still, yet another try.

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In most of the case, so-called Focus free was done by the smaller F-aperture’s Depth of Field.  So, instead to have focus free, I emphasized even stronger blurred image by removing the small F-aperture (iris) (= hole in a plastic = Photo left)  Then, the Lens alone was mounted in the center of a metal panel of the camera mount (photo middle) —– Then, on the camera (Sony A7R) (Photo right)

What the photo looks like with this lens was —–

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(Those photos were from the Dorkbot gathering.)

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(Not the best occasion to test the lens still, the lens could handle the very tricky lighting condition rather well ! —– Other than the big halation, the images were quite normal aren’t they.)

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Sky–Moon–Pinhole

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This photo was a morning view from the kitchen window. (But not everyday’s view.)

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I was making a thin metal panel (commonly known as a drink can — I didn’t buy = I just found it.  :-D) to a DSLR Pinhole panel.   And this was the outside view then. (30-11-2017 / 16:03)

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The same outside was looked like this by the Pinhole !

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Then next moment, the moon appeared on the sky (may be the cloud hiding her was moved away)

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What ? —– I took a picture with D810 / Zeiss 18 mm lens as a fixed shot.  (16:14:40)

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A while later, the moon disappeared and the sky got dark. (If you take a photo of the dark sky, they will show you a red color = may be a reflection of the city’s illumination and the shorter wave-length of light (= like blue) was attenuated easily in the earth’s atmospheres, hence the sky looked red.)

Whatsoever, have a quiet nice evening.

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陸水母 (おかくらげ) A way to eat Cucumber

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Again, this is the same old question of being natural or to be in the artful sophistication, which IS Zen.  (People having a misunderstanding, that’s so-called deep Zen philosophy is creating such sophistication, but the truth was, simply, as the person has been doing the same work many years, naturally the skill got better and the work became such high level of refinement = it was a quite natural but unintended consequence —– if it was intended, having such intention  was not Zen.)

Of course, to have a question itself WAS already out of Zen though, this is the Yoshizen Blog where dog shit was the main subject not a serious religious issue. = So, here the matter IS how to eat a Cucumber —– like a photo on top, put a bit of Miso (Soybean paste) and give a good bite or two.     Otherwise, how about the other choice ——–

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Cucumber (half of it) was skinned and sliced to the thin tapes using a vegetable peeler (Photo left)  And those cucumber tapes were piled up one by one and they were cut into the 1 mm thin thread. (Knife has to be very sharp) (Photo right)

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Then hot chili oil was added to the shredded Cucumber (Photo left)    Just before eating, some Soy-source was added and eat immediately.  (otherwise, it get soggy) (Photo right) —– How hot may depend on your chili oil.   Still, the texture and the feeling to eat is quite like a real Jerry fish (I mean Jerry fish in the Chinese dish — not the one you might find in the sea.  😀 )    Like a cooked Jerry fish but as it came from the land, I named this cooking (?) Oka-Kurage — Oka mean Land, Kurage is a Jerry fish.  Of course, it’s a joke.    I eat my cucumber in this way if not put it in a vegetable soup. (I wonder why I don’t make a Q-ri momi.  😀 )   I wouldn’t pretend this is Zen or anything sophisticated but just call it Oka-Kurage. It’s to eat. (When you eat, just eat = don’t think or talk.)      M m m, yummy !

So the question was, do you take this journey to eat mere Cucumber ?  (Of course, I wouldn’t call it a journey but the way to cook an Oka-Kurage = only a way to make an Oka-Kurage = its mean this choice IS natural to me. = No other choice.)  So, the others may mistake this single-mindedness as a Mindfulness or Kakugo  and such concentration of the work seemed quite like a Dog Shit for them.  😀  (For me, it’s a Cucumber. —– What else ? )

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XP Again ?

A09A7600It’s not right.  The HP laptop, which I’ve been using for net connection, suddenly died. In the righteousness of the eastern heaven’s standard, such unfairness shouldn’t be happened to such nice man like me !  😀   Theoretically, I can still check Email or my blog using my phone though I wouldn’t do such awkward work.  HP seemed to be hopeless. Even worse, it’s on Sunday = no help. My friend in the WW workshop texted me “It will be saved” though, I can’t wait till Wednesday meeting.  With a kind of last moment struggle, I tried to revive long dead Toshiba with XP on it. —– Basically, this one is working except the connection to the net. (MS said, that they can’t configure) THEN, if MS said so, how about IntelPROSet Wireless ? = Oh !  It’s works.  Then configure its connection with the router password etc etc. (so-called tinkering = and update many program)   😀 

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It was a funny situation.  Window was saying that they no longer support, still they supply some update for XP.   In this way, I managed to access my Email and a lots of lots of trouble, reached to my blog (this one) —- still, in a certain extent it IS working !

A09A7606So, somewhat sneaked out the trouble, and while thinking whether HP could be repaired or not or buy new one —– I’m testing this one (= TOSHIBA saved from a scrapyard) to upload a new post. (while finding out loads of mismatch.  😀  )

Still it’s a fun !   Honest.

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6 years of Zero

I know this DJ, Bradley Zero nearly 10 years.  On the beginning, he was DJ-ing in a local caffè where I was very frequent. (I was using their Wifi) —– funny story was that when I was frequent, they became very busy but, when I stop to go, soon they lost Licence.    (It’s mean, the DJ lost a job too.)  (Mind you, it was a sheer coincidence = I didn’t give any hidden political maneuver nor Voodoo curse kind. —– still this kind has been often happening to the place where I go.)  Then a while later I bumped the guy carrying his DJ gear to a local club and told me that he is going to play there.  So, I went to that club and became a kind of regular.  And so on so on many years past, then he formed a company called “Rhythm Section” and he became international too and so on. (What makes this guy remarkable was, that he was very modest still having a firm confidence to stick to his way, literally single-minded and building up his collection of vinyl and the reputation) —–  This week, he sent me an Email saying that they are going to have 6 years Birthday session. 6Years-Zero-000Zero put me on the guest list.  I went there with my Disco-costume = Rotating LED Vest.  (They got many DJs and play a kind of Dub, some are nice and good to dance.)   Anyway, I enjoyed being there and danced reasonably well.  (Though, it’s rather annoying,  these days people videoing other’s dancing with their phone = still, it might be a sign, that my dancing was not slow down or dead yet.   😀

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