Warren, Connecticut. Just a quick shot taken with my wife’s Canon A710 (not bad) of my Canon 5D with 300mm f/4 lens on a Bogen Tabletop Tripod.
I’ve had this little tabletop tripod for years and it holds a surprising amount of weight, quite well. This setup will not tip easily. I could even put the 1.4x extender on here without causing instability.
Note: the RRS lens ring plate isn’t necessary for this setup, it’s used to mount the lens on a full-size tripod with ball-head.
A small tripod like this is a useful part of any photo kit, even if you already have a “real” tripod.
Apple hints at new Aperture
We’re constantly working to make Aperture an even better tool for users, and will soon release an upgrade that includes RAW format support for new cameras and other exciting new features. Please stay tuned.
My word, it’s about time. Of course, they might not release it for another year. Argh.
New Apple Website Feature: Find Out How
A nice collection of instructional videos on using your Mac and its software. You can even download them to iTunes so you can watch them on planes or when offline. Nice.
[via MacRumors : Mac News and Rumors]
Amazon to Buy Audible for $300 million
Oh boy, a monopoly on books. Soon the Kindle will be the only way to read a digital book. On the other hand, maybe not, maybe they’ll continue to support iTunes and computers. Hope so.
An Ex-President, a Mining Deal and a Big Donor
Okay, he’s not Cheney and Haliburton but still, just because he’s bubba doesn’t make it right for him to triangulate deals like this that fly in the face of human rights and will no doubt put nuclear fuel in more places than we might want it.
Just when I thought I lived in a great house. Dang, I want to live here. Can you imagine the photographic possibilities? Oh my.
Macworld Review: MacBook Air
There is no denying that the MacBook Air’s thinness makes it visually striking. But I’m not convinced of the utility of that thinness. Other than allowing Apple to declare the Air the current winner of the race to design the thinnest laptop, it seems that the Air has slimmed down in the least important dimension.
This is the piece that concerned me on seeing Jobs show it off and talk about it and after reading this article, if I were buying a new laptop in this category I’d go for a regular MacBook.
In the end, what they need is a repeat of the 12″ PowerBook (12″ MacBook Pro), maybe a tad thinner and lighter but with all the ports and all the power and a choice of flat or glossy screen.
DP Review lens reviews looks like an excellent start to a new section of their site. They’ve got their work cut out for them going back in time, there are a lot of lenses in the world.
Until then, I’ll keep using (and liking) The Digital Picture.